Stef Craps, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Flemish Research Council, is affiliated with the English department at Ghent University in Belgium. He is the author of Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation (Sussex Academic Press, 2005) and has co-edited, with Gert Buelens, a special double issue of Studies in the Novel on the topic of postcolonial trauma novels (2008). His monograph Postcolonial Witnessing: The Trauma of Empire, the Empire of Trauma is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.
Susannah L. Hollister is assistant professor of English at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. She is co-editor, with Emily Setina, of a corrected and annotated edition of Gertrude Stein's Stanzas in Meditation, forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2010.
Greg Garrard is a senior teaching fellow in English literature at Bath Spa University in England. He is the author of Ecocriticism (Routledge, 2004) and of articles on ecocritical theory, contemporary British and Canadian literature, and education for sustainable development. His works in progress include an edited collection, "The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism," and an introductory text on science and theory, "Everything We Taught You Was Wrong: Evolution, Ecology, and Literary Theory."
Raymond Malewitz is a lecturer in the department of English at Yale University. He has published articles on Gwendolyn Brooks and the Black Arts Movement and on Sam Shepard's early plays. His current project is a book showing how recent American authors reforge creative relationships between people and objects in an age of mass commodification.
Mark Hodin is associate professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He has written about the intersection of cultural value and performance in articles on vaudeville, theater reviewing, and university pedagogy. He was awarded the Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize by the American Society for Theatre Research for his article "The Disavowal of Ethnicity: Legitimate Theater and the Social Construction of Literary Value in Turn-of-the-Century America."
Sarah Phillips Casteel is associate professor of English at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario. She is the author of Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (Virginia, 2007) and co-editor, with Winfried Siemerling, of Canada and Its Americas: Transnational Navigations, [End Page 840] forthcoming from McGill-Queen's University Press in 2010. She has published articles on Caribbean, Jewish, and other diasporic writing. Her current book project is on interdiasporic representations of Jewishness.
John Marx is associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Modernist Novel and the Decline of Empire (Cambridge, 2005) and has published articles on failed-state fiction, the feminizing of globalization, and postcolonial literature and the Western literary canon. He is drafting a book manuscript with the working title "Fiction after Liberalism."
Elizabeth Hirsh is associate professor of English at the University of South Florida. She has published articles on H.D., Radclyffe Hall, Luce Irigaray, Adrienne Rich, and Virgina Woolf and is the co-author, with Gary Olson, of Women, Writing, Culture (SUNY, 1995). Her current project is a book manuscript, "Virginia Woolf and the Practice of History."
Matthew Hofer is assistant professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He has published several articles on modern and contemporary poetry, mostly American, and is co-editor, with Gary Scharnhorst, of Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews (Illinois), forthcoming in 2010. He is completing a manuscript on polemical modernist poetry and the public sphere while working on another that examines forms of "spareness" in twentieth-century poetry.
Kimberly Lamm, a 2009–10 postdoctoral fellow at the Women's Studies Center at Duke University, has published essays on a range of topics, from African American literature and visual culture to contemporary poetry's relationship to feminist theory. Her current book project, titled "Inadequacies and Interruptions: Language and Feminist Reading Practices in Contemporary Art," explores how contemporary artists incorporate language into their visual productions to create feminist and anti-racist readings of spectacle culture. In fall 2010 she will be an assistant professor of women's studies at Duke University. [End Page 841]