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MUTLU KONUK BLASING ( is professor of English at Brown University. She has published articles and four books on American poetry; her most recent is Lyric Poetry: The Pain and the Pleasure of Words. She has co-translated, with Randy Blasing, eight volumes of Nazim Hikmet's poetry; the latest are Poems of Nazim Hikmet and Human Landscapes From My Country. She is currently working on a cultural-critical biography of Nazim Hikmet.

RUBEN BORG ( is an Allon Research Fellow and a lecturer in English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous articles on modernism. Since 2003, he has served on the editorial board of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. His book, The Measureless Time of Joyce, Deleuze and Derrida, was published in 2007; and he is currently working on a second book for Rodopi Press titled Fantasies of Self-Mourning: The Posthuman and the Problem of Genre.

JACQUELINE VAUGHT BROGAN ( is professor of English and American Literature at the University of Notre Dame and author of several critical books on American poetry and theory, including Stevens and Simile: A Theory of Language, Part of the Climate: American Cubist Poetry, and The Violence Within / The Violence Without: Wallace Stevens and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Poetics. With Cordelia Candelaria, she co-edited Women Poets of the Americas: Toward a PanAmerican Gathering. She is also a published poet, whose works include Damage (2003) and most recently, the book-length, experiemental poem entitled ta(l)king eyes (CHAX Press, 2009).

LAURA HEFFERNAN ( is a postdoctoral lecturer in English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation examined the practice of literary criticism in the modernist period in Britain. She has written about Rebecca West's The Strange Necessity (1928) for Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature.

ANN K. HOFF ( teaches twentieth-century American poetry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include poetics, autobiography theory and gender studies. Her article, "'How Love May Be Acquired': Prescriptive Autobiography in Millay's Fatal Interview," received the Robert A. Miller Memorial Award for the best article published by CEA [End Page 166] Critic in 2006. She also recently published articles in A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly and Journal of Modern Literature.

SARAH KERMAN ( is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation considers American modernists, including Stein, Toomer, Roth and Rukeyser, who strove to represent politically marginalized groups by means of formal experiments with sound, rhythm, and repetition. Her review of Lesley Wheeler's Voicing American Poetry recently appeared in JML 33.1.

JASON LAGAPA ( is assistant professor of English at The University of Texas—Permian Basin. He has published essays on contemporary American and Caribbean poetry, including articles on the experimental poetry of Leslie Scalapino in Contemporary Literature, Jack Spicer's poetics of nonsense in Theory at Buffalo and the poetry of Derek Walcott in College Literature.

J. RUSSELL PERKIN ( is a professor of English at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the author of A Reception-History of George Eliot's Fiction (1990) and Theology and the Victorian Novel (2009). He has also published a number of articles on Victorian literature, including several on Thackeray, and articles and book chapters on literary theory, mainly with reference to Northrop Frye. His current work focusses on literary influence, with reference to both Victorian and twentieth-century authors.

AARON ROSENBERG ( specializes in modernist, contemporary and comparative literature. He has a BA in comparative literature from Duke University and an MSt in English literature from Oxford. His recent research interests include T.S. Eliot, Freud's Uncanny and the criticism of Kenneth Burke.

SUNNY STALTER ( is an assistant professor in the English department at Auburn University. She published an article on the Third Avenue elevated train's importance in experimental films of the 1950s as part of American Quarterly's special issue on...


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