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David Barnes ( was awarded a PhD in July 2009 from Queen Mary, University of London; his thesis was on the images of Venice in the work of Ezra Pound and John Ruskin. His articles and reviews have been published in Comparative Literature, Textual Practice and the Times Literary Supplement, and he currently teaches English at Queen Mary, University of London.

Chris Coffman ( is associate professor of English and coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the author of Insane Passions: Lesbianism and Psychosis in Literature and Film (Wesleyan UP, 2006) and articles on queer film, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, James Joyce’s Ulysses and Franz Kafka’s The Trial.

Rob Doggett ( is an associate professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. His articles on Irish studies have appeared in journals including ELH, Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Drama, and Modern Fiction Studies. His book is Deep-Rooted Things: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats (U of Notre Dame P, 2006).

Bryan Duncan (, assistant professor of English at Bridgewater College, specializes in the relationships among American literature and national legislative reform in the twentieth century. In addition to his articles on poets Muriel Rukeyser and Gwendolyn Brooks, he is currently finishing a study of Richard Wright’s Uncle Tom’s Children and the thwarted movement to pass a federal law against lynching during the 1930s. Duncan earned his PhD from the University of Oregon in 2005.

Alan Golding ( is the author of From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry, and of numerous essays on modernist and contemporary poetry. He has two book projects in progress: the essay collection Written Into the Future: New American Poetries from The Dial to the Digital, and “Isn’t the Avant-Garde Always Pedagogical,” a book on experimental poetics as a form of pedagogy. He serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature and the University of Alabama Modern and [End Page 190] Contemporary Poetics Series, and co-edits the Iowa Series on Contemporary North American Poetry. He teaches at the University of Louisville.

Paul Jaussen ( is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington, where he is completing his dissertation on the evolutions of the life poem. His scholarly interests include nineteenth-and twentieth-century American literature, poetry and poetics, the history of literary criticism and the intersection of literature and philosophy. He has essays published or forthcoming on William Carlos Williams and George Oppen, and is co-editor, with Edward Alexander and Richard Dunn, of Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, (U of Washington P, 2009).

Daniel Katz ( is associate professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick. He is the author of Saying I No More: Subjectivity and Consciousness in the Prose of Samuel Beckett (Northwestern UP, 1999) and American Modernism’s Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation (Edinburgh UP, 2007). Forthcoming work includes an article on Beckett and Robert Smithson in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui 22, and an entry on “Pound and Travel” for Ezra Pound in Context (Cambridge UP). He is currently writing a monograph on Jack Spicer.

Sally Minogue ( has taught and published eclectically, with an emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth century literature. She has published work on Philip Sidney, Charlotte Bronte, First World War poetry, and working class fiction. A common thread in this research is concern with ordinary language in literature.

Matthew Mutter ( is assistant professor of literature at Bard College. He has published articles on Don DeLillo and ordinary language philosophy in Twentieth-Century Literature, theories of the passions and affects in The Hedgehog Review, and has an essay on Wallace Stevens and secularism forthcoming in English Literary History. His current book project examines the tension between religious and secular imaginaries in literary modernism.

Andrew Palmer ( lectures in modern and contemporary literature at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. He has...


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