- Notes on Contributors
Andrew Baerg is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Houston, Victoria. His primary research focuses on how digital sports games fit into broader social and cultural contexts.
Sandy Baldwin is Director of the Center for Literary Computing and Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University. He is a scholar, artist, and teacher working with new media and electronic literature.
Aaron Chandler is an Assistant Professor of American Literature at Stevenson University. He has published articles on modern and contemporary American fiction, poststructuralist theory, and the study of the emotions.
Ian Cook, Ph.D., is co-ordinator of the Honours Programme for Politics and International Studies at Murdoch University. His recent publications include Contemporary Politics in Australia (2011, with Rodney Smith and Ariadne Vromen), Government and Democracy in Australia, second edition, (2009, with Mary Walsh and Jeffrey Harwood), and “Internet Gaming Addiction and Bodies without Organs,” in David Savat and Mark Poster’s Deleuze and Information Technologies (2009).
Marcel Cornis-Pope is professor of English and media studies and co-chair of the English department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has published several books and articles on the poetics and politics of contemporary fiction, including Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After (2001) and Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture (1996, co-edited with Ronald Bogue).
Seb Franklin is a writer and teacher based in Brighton, UK. He received his DPhil from the University of Sussex in 2009, and is currently a research fellow at Anglia Ruskin University.
Sarah Cameron Loyd Grey received her Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota. In her writing, she analyzes the aesthetic and social implications of videogame such as Bioshock, Fallout 3, and Portal.
Dorothy Figueira is a Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Translating the Orient; The Exotic: A Decadent Quest, Aryans, Jews and Brahmins; and Otherwise Occupied. She is also the Editor of The Comparatist and author of numerous articles on literary theory, East-West literary reception, translation theory, travel narratives, and exoticism. She is an honorary former President of the International Comparative Literature Association. [End Page 352]
Douwe Fokkema is a professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He writes on literary criticism and history, as well as creative writing and culture studies. He was co-editor of the “Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature” (1985–2002), published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam.
Tauel Harper lectures in Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia. His book The Politics of the Spectacle will be released in 2011.
Vincent B. Leitch, Paul and Carol Daube Sutton Chair in English at the University of Oklahoma, is the general editor of Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2001) and author of five books, most recently Living with Theory (2008).
Brian Lennon is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of In Babel’s Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States (2010).
Annie McClanahan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Center at Harvard University, where she is working on a book project titled Salto Mortale: Narrative, Speculation, and the Chance of the Future.
Sophia A. McClennen is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. Her most recent book is Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (2010).
John McGowan is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of North Carolina. His latest book is American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time (2007). He is one of the co-editors of the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, second edition (2010).
Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is author of numerous articles on Chicana literature, as well as the books Postmodern Vernaculars: Chicana Literature (2004) and Postmodern Rhetoric and Conversations with Mexican American Writers: Languages and Literatures in the Borderlands (2009).
Jerome Klinkowitz is professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa. He has published over forty books of literary criticism...