Steel Wagstaff recently completed a master’s degree in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he is a doctoral candidate in English literature. He is beginning a dissertation on American poetry (with an emphasis on the objectivists) and environmental criticism.
Alice Brittan, assistant professor of English at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has published articles on André Brink, Peter Carey, Nadine Gordimer, David Malouf, and Michael Ondaatje. She is at work on a book called “Empty-Handed: Exchange and Postcolonial Imagination.”
Anna Guttman, associate professor of English at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is the author of The Nation of India in Contemporary Indian Literature (Palgrave, 2007) and co-editor of The Global Literary Field (Cambridge Scholars, 2006). Her current project considers representations of Jewishness in the fiction of Salman Rushdie.
Jeanne Heuving is professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, and on the graduate faculty in English at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore (Wayne State, 1992) and of the cross-genre volume Incapacity (Chiasmus, 2004).
Erik Dussere, assistant professor of literature at American University, in Washington, D.C., is the author of Balancing the Books: Faulkner, Morrison, and the Economies of Slavery (Routledge, 2003) and articles on film noir and comic books and strips. He is at work on a book manuscript titled “America Is Elsewhere,” a study of film and fiction in relation to the rise of consumer culture in the post–World War II era.
Matthew Wilkens is a postdoctoral fellow in the American culture studies program at Washington University in St. Louis. He has published articles on Walter Benjamin, the digital humanities, and contemporary American fiction and edited a collection, The Philosophy of Alain Badiou, published as volume 17 of Polygraph (2005). He is at work on two book projects, on the event in modern fiction and on cultural studies in the age of data.
Brian M. Reed, associate professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle, is the author of Hart Crane: After His Lights (Alabama, 2006) and coeditor, with Nancy Perloff, of Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow (Getty Research Institute, 2003). His most recent articles have been on Jasper [End Page 648] Johns and Hart Crane, Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm, and the video artist Kimsooja. He is completing a book manuscript titled “Singular Intelligence: Twenty-First-Century Avant-Garde Poetry.”
Bryan R. Washington, associate professor of English at Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, is the author of The Politics of Exile: Ideology in Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Baldwin (Northeastern UP, 1995). His work in progress includes an article, “James Baldwin: Paris Blue(s),” and a book manuscript, “The Difference after Dark: Blackness and the American Popular Imagination.”
Brenda M. Boyle is assistant professor of English at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio. Her published work includes Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives: A Critical Study of Fiction, Films, and Nonfiction Writings (McFarland, 2009) and articles on gender, teaching, disability, and film. Her current projects are a piece on the French in Vietnam after World War II and a book on monstrosity and masculinity in recent films. [End Page 649]