- Notes on Contributors
David Banash is an Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, film, and popular culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Iowa Review, Paradoxa, Postmodern Culture, Reconstruction, Science Fiction Studies, and Utopian Studies. He is currently at work on a book investigating collage and media technologies in twentieth-century culture.
Brandon Brown is from Kansas City, Missouri and has lived in San Francisco since 1998. His first two books are forthcoming: The Persians By Aeschylus (Displaced) and The Poems Of Gaius Valerius Catullus (Krupskaya). These two works, along with a new and unpublished piece C Baudelaire Le Vampire 11,000% Slower, are conceptual translations that privilege the visibility of the translator. They are, in part, the material product of a decade-long performance project centered around language acquisition (currently including Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Arabic). He has also published several chapbooks, including Memoirs Of My Nervous Illness (Cy Press), 908-1078 (Transmission), and Wondrous Things I Have Seen (Mitsvah Chaps). His work has also appeared in journals, including War and Peace, Brooklyn Rail, Supermachine, and Mrs. Maybe. In 2004-05 he co-curated the Performance Writing series at New Langton Arts and in 2008-09 the New Reading Series at 21 Grand at 21 Grand. He has been blogger in residence for the Poetry Project and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He also publishes small press chapbooks under the imprint OMG!
Jian Chen is Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, under the auspices of the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity. Chen's current research explores new demands made on cultural consumption, representation, and politics, by the transnational circulation of images of sexual, gender, and racial flexibility. Chen's work brings into conversation the areas of queer and transgender critique; film, new media, and visual cultures; Asian diasporas; and comparative race studies.
Diane Enns is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Peace Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. She is the author of The Violence of Victimhood (forthcoming, Penn State) and Speaking of Freedom: Philosophy, Politics and the Struggle for Liberation (Stanford, 2007). Her current project concerns justice and trauma, with a focus on the Western Balkans.
David Ensminger is an Instructor of English, Humanities, and Folklore at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. He completed his M.S. in the Folklore Program at the University of Oregon and his M.A. in Creative Writing at City College of New York City. His study of punk street art and Do-It-Yourself culture, Visual Vitriol: The Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generations, is slated for July 2011 release by the University of Mississippi. His work has recently appeared in the Journal of Popular Music Studies and M/C Journal (Australia), and he contributes regularly to the Houston Press, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, Popmatters, and Trust (Germany). As a longtime fanzine editor, flyer artist, and drummer as well, he has archived punk history, including in his blog documenting African American punk rock productions: http://blackpunkarchive.wordpress.com.
Judith Goldman is a Harper Schmidt fellow and collegiate assistant professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the arts humanities core and in creative writing. She is the author of Vocoder (Roof 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books 2006), "the dispossessions" (atticus/finch 2009), and l.b.; or, catenaries (forthcoming, Krupskaya 2011). She co-edited the annual journal War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino from 2005-2009. Currently, she is working on mixing composed recorded sound and live sound, poet's theater and other performance work, and multi-media works.
Patricia MacCormack is Reader in English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She is the author of articles and chapters on Continental Philosophy, especially Guattari, Serres, Irigaray, and Blanchot, posthuman theory, queer and perversion theory, animal rights, body modification and extreme horror film. Her work includes "Unnatural Alliances" (Deleuze and Queer Theory), "The Great Ephemeral Tattooed Skin" (Body and Society), "Necrosexuality" (Queering the Non-Human), "Inhuman Ecstasy" (Angelaki), "Becoming-Vulva" (New Formations), "Cinemasochism" (Afterimage) and "Vitalistic Feminethics...