Caroline Edwards is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham and the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral funding award. She is co-editor of Mortality, Dying, and Death: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary P, 2008) and "Radical Subjectivities," a forthcoming special issue of Subjectivity Journal, to be published in 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. She has published articles on Jim Crace and David Mitchell.
Alison Shonkwiler is a 2010–11 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published an article on Theodore Dreiser's The Financier and is at work on a book that compares the economic novel of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the financial realisms of contemporary fiction.
Ken Barris, Ph.D., holds the title Faculty Language Coordinator for the engineering faculty at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. He has published fiction, poetry, critical reviews, and literary research.
Geoffrey Hlibchuk is an independent scholar based in Toronto. He has published articles on poetry and poetics, historiography, and poetry and number theory. His book of verse Variations on Hölderlin (Snare) won the 2008 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. His works in progress include manuscripts on the relation of poetry to autism spectrum disorders and on the San Francisco Renaissance.
Amy Moorman Robbins is assistant professor of English at Hunter College, CUNY. She has published articles on Amy Gerstler and Alice Notley and is completing a book provisionally titled "Femme Noir: The Turn to Popular Culture in Experimental Writing by American Women."
Mandy Koolen is assistant professor of women's studies at Thorneloe College at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has published articles on Angela Carter, Penny Hayes, Isabel Miller, and historical fiction. Her essay on Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway will appear in a forthcoming collection on modernism and nostalgia, edited by Tammy Clewell.
Daniel Grausam is assistant professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He is at work on a book manuscript titled "Half-Lives," an account of the legacies of the first nuclear age. [End Page 449]
Libbie Rifkin, a full-time adjunct assistant professor of English at Georgetown University, is the author of Career Moves: Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde (Wisconsin, 2000). She has published articles on twentieth-century American poetry and poetics, social poetics, and AIDS and poetry. Her work in progress includes a co-edited collection on gender and poetic friendship titled "Between Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry."
Mitchum Huehls is adjunct assistant professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published articles on race and the environment and on time and ideology, as well as a book, Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time (Ohio State, 2009). His current writing project is about contemporary U.S. literature's engagement with the ostensible obsolescence of various rights discourses—human, civil, animal—at the end of the twentieth century.
David D. LaCroix, Ph.D., is an independent scholar and freelance researcher and writer in Washington, D.C. He has published scholarly articles on African American culture, literature, and history.
Georgina Colby is a visiting lecturer in English at Royal Holloway College, the University of London. She has published on Kathy Acker, Bret Easton Ellis, Cindy Sherman, and video art. She is currently writing a monograph on the work of Bret Easton Ellis and working on a new project on literature and subcultural aesthetics in New York City from 1970 to 2000. [End Page 450]