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Eyal Amiran works in twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction and new media and is Associate Professor Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine. He is a founding editor of Postmodern Culture, a peer-reviewed electronic journal published by Johns Hopkins on Project Muse and available as an open-access journal. Recently, PMC celebrated twenty years of publishing with a conference, presentations of which are available online at

Lynn Z. Bloom is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut. Her recent books include The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays: Coming of Age as a Writer, Teacher, Risk Taker (2008; creative nonfiction) and Writers without Borders: Teaching Writing in Troubled Times (2008; composition research).

Terry Caesar taught at Clarion University and Mukogawa Women’s University. His latest books are a collection of essays, Speaking of Animals (2009), and a memoir, Before I Had a Mother (2010).

Nancy R. Cirillo is Associate Professor Emerita in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is curator of three collections of the Atlantic slave trade at the UIC library and is preparing for an exhibit for the fall of 2012.

Marcel Cornis-Pope is professor of English and media studies and co-chair of the English department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has published several books and articles on the poetics and politics of contemporary fiction, including Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After (2001). He has also coedited a multivolume, History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe (2004–2010).

Tim Deines works for the Xicano Development Center, a community-organizing group based in Lansing, Michigan, and teaches online English courses for the City Colleges of Chicago.

Jeffrey R. Di Leo is professor of English and philosophy, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria, and editor of American Book Review and symplokē. His two most recent books are Academe Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (2010), and Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (2010).

Gregory Flaxman is assistant professor, department of English, and adjunct professor, department of communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research includes postwar American fiction, postcolonial literature, philosophy and critical theory, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and aesthetics, as well as film and genre theory, classical Hollywood and Post-Classical American Cinema. [End Page 431]

William Flesch teaches English, film, and philosophy at Brandeis University. He’s the author of Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction (2007) and podcasts his literature classes at

John C. Freeman is a professor of Renaissance literature. His research includes articles on the recusant legacy in Shakespeare (Fordham), intellectual property rights in More’s Utopia (ELR), and perpetual motion (CTheory and Postmodern Culture).

Dinda L. Gorlée is a semiotician and translation theoretician living in The Hague (The Netherlands) with research interests in interarts studies. She is an associate editor of American Book Review and research associate of the Wittgenstein Archives of the University of Bergen (Norway).

Patrick Colm Hogan teaches in the department of English and the and program in cognitive science at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of thirteen books, most recently Affective Narratology: The Emotional Structure of Stories (2011).

Gregg Lambert is Dean’s Professor of the Humanities and Founding Director of the Syracuse University Humanities Center. He is author of numerous books on the institution of t heory in the North American context, including most recently, Who’s Afraid of Deleuze and Guattari? (2008).

Alphonso Lingis is the author of Excesses (1983), The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (1994), Abuses (1994), Foreign Bodies (1994), Dangerous Emotions (2000), Trust (2004), Body Modifications (2003), The First Person Singular (2007), and Violence and Splendor (2010).

John McGowan is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of North Carolina. His latest book is American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time (2007). He is one of the co-editors of the...


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