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Michael A. Chaney ( is an associate professor of English and African American studies at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative (Indiana UP, 2009) and editor of the forthcoming Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and the Graphic Novel (Wisconsin UP, 2011). His essays on race, literature, and visuality have appeared in African American Review, American Literature, MELUS, and College Literature. This essay is part of a larger book project on the politics of literary adaption and interracial influence in African American literature.

Jonathan P. Eburne ( teaches courses in international modernism, literary and critical theory, and the avant-garde at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is associate professor of comparative literature and English. He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell UP, 2008), and is currently working on a book about bad ideas.

Marta Figlerowicz ( is a PhD student in English at the University of California, Berkeley and co-editor in chief of Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences. Her other work has been published or is forthcoming in New Literary History, Dix-huitieme siecle, Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, and Romance Sphere. She has recently completed a book manuscript on non-introspective character construction.

Catherine Flynn ( received her PhD in comparative literature from Yale University in 2009 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her book project, Street Things: Transformations of Experience in the Modern City, reads James Joyce's Ulysses and Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project in the context of nineteenth-century realist fiction and twentieth-century surrealist works.

Andrew Gaedtke ( is a visiting assistant professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College. His work has appeared previously in JML, and he is currently completing a book entitled, The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Twentieth-Century Fiction.

S. E. Gontarski ( is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University where he edited the Journal of Beckett Studies (new series) from 1992–2008. His recent books include The Faber [End Page 204] Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader's Guide to His Works, Life, and Thought, co-authored with C. J. Ackerley (Faber and Faber, 2006); Beckett after Beckett, which he edited with Anthony Uhlmann (UP of Florida, 2006), a finalist for the Theatre Library Association's George Freedley Award; and Transnational Beckett, which he edited with William J. Cloonan, Alec Hargreaves and Dustin Anderson (Journal of Beckett Studies Books, 2008). Most recently he edited The Blackwell Companion to Samuel Beckett (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

James Harker ( recently received his PhD in rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a lecturer. His dissertation was titled "The Limits of the Mind: Cognition and Narrative Form in the Modernist Novel." He is working on a book project examining two opposing histories of the novel: the novel as the "Cartesian" literary genre and the novel as a social discourse.

Jeffrey Hibbert ( received his PhD in English from Temple University in 2009. He is a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Yaşar University in Turkey. His current book project Modernist Frictions: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Art assesses Joyce's fiction from a rhetorical point of view. His other research projects include the novels of Salman Rushdie and the English language novel abroad since 1950.

Fran O'Rourke ( is an associate professor of philosophy at University College Dublin. He has published Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas (U of Notre Dame P, 2005) and Allwisest Stagyrite: Joyce's Quotations from Aristotle (National Library of Ireland, 2005). He is preparing for publication a volume of articles on Aristotle and is completing a book on James Joyce, Aristotle and Aquinas. He has frequently performed recitals of traditional Irish songs featured in Joyce's work (National Concert Hall, Dublin, 2005; Conservatorio, Trieste, 2008).

Salvatore Pappalardo ( is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at Rutgers...


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