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Genevieve Abravanel ( is assistant professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College where she teaches courses on modernism, Caribbean literature, and Virginia Woolf. Representative publications include articles on Hardy, Leavis, and H.D. in Novel, Modernism/Modernity, and Mosaic. Her first book, Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire, is forthcoming in the Modernist Literature and Culture series from Oxford University Press.

David Addyman ( studied town planning at undergraduate level before taking a master’s in comparative and general literature at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD thesis, “Beckett and Place: The Lie of the Land,” was supervised by Professor Andrew Gibson at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of “Inane Space and Lively Place in Beckett’s Forties Fiction,” in Beckett and Death, edited by Steven Barfield, Matt Feldman and Philip Tew (London: Continuum, 2009). He has contributed to a number of conference proceedings and has written reviews for French Studies, The Beckett Circle and The Journal of Beckett Studies.

Roy Benjamin ( received his PhD from CUNY. His dissertation is entitled “The Triptych Vision: Joyce and Peirce” and in it he applies the ideas of Charles Sanders Peirce to Finnegans Wake. His articles on the Wake have appeared in The Journal of Modern Literature, Joyce Studies Annual, and The James Joyce Quarterly. He has written on the Wake’s connection to such subjects as the four evangelists, kingship and faction, and the rise of the modern city.

Sean Braune ( recently completed his MA at the University of Toronto. He has been published in Studies in Canadian Literature and has presented papers at various conferences on topics ranging from Heideggerian phenomenology to Debordian psychogeography. Considering his interest in the avant-garde, he writes experimental literature and poetry and occasionally ventures into the medium of independent cinema.

Anthony Cordingley ( is Maître de Conférences (associate professor) at the Université Paris VIII–Vincennes-Saint-Denis. He has published on Beckett in specialist and general journals, and [End Page 198] has articles forthcoming in Modern Philology, Twentieth Century Literature and the Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui. He is co-editor of the electronic genetic edition of Beckett’s Comment c’est/How It Is. A study of the influence of Beckett’s education in languages and philosophy on his fiction is forthcoming, and his edited collection, Self-translation: Brokering Originality in Hybrid Culture, will be published by Continuum in 2012.

James Gifford ( is assistant professor of English and director of the University Core at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver. He completed his PhD at the University of Alberta and postdoctoral work at the University of Victoria under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In 2008, his critical editions of Lawrence Durrell’s Pied Piper of Lovers and Panic Spring were published by ELS Editions, and in 2007 he edited the Henry Miller—Herbert Read correspondence. He is equally active in opera.

Lynne Walhout Hinojosa ( is assistant professor of literature in the honors program at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Her research interests include early twentieth-century British literature and culture; modernism; the novel; and the relation of religion to culture. Her book, The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860–1920, was published by Palgrave in 2009. Additionally, she has published articles in English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920 and in Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History.

Sari Kawana ( is an assistant professor of Japanese at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture (U of Minnesota P, 2008). She is currently finishing a book manuscript on the culture and history of literary publishing in modern Japan, and her next research project deals with “educational manga” (gakushū manga), particularly in the genres of history, science, classical literature and biography.

Josh Lukin ( teaches in Temple University’s English Department and is an affiliate of Temple’s Institute on Disabilities. He is the editor of Invisible...


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