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Trevor Barnes is a professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. He has taught there since 1983. His research interests are in economic geography and the history and philosophy of the discipline. He is the author or editor of nine books and over a hundred papers and chapters in edited volumes. His current research is on the influence of World War II and the Cold War on American geographical thought. (

Belén Bistué received her doctoral degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Davis, and she is currently a tenured assistant researcher for CONICET (the Argentine National Council for Scientific and Technological Investigation) at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. Her current project focuses on the practice of collaborative translation and the production of multilingual editions during the Spanish American conquest and colonial period. (

christopher eagle is a research lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the humanities at the California Institute of Technology. He has also been a Fulbright scholar at the Antwerp Joyce Center and a Chateaubriand scholar at the Institute of Texts and Modern Manuscripts in Paris. His articles have appeared in Modern Language Notes, James Joyce Quarterly, Milton Quarterly, and Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. His research reflects his interest in the synthesis of philosophy, literature, and linguistics. Currently, he is working on a book project that studies the impact of aphasiology and speech pathology on modern literature. (

Christiane Eydt-Beebe is assistant professor of German at Eastern Illinois University where she teaches German language, literature, culture, and film courses, as well as methods of foreign language teaching. She holds a Staatsexamen in English from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and a PhD in German from Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation, "Reception and Translation: Heinrich von Kleist's Der Zerbrochne Krug in English Translations," examines the interpretation of Kleist's play in English translations and their reception. Her interests in scholarship include translation, adaptation, and film studies, especially with regard to the reception of German literature in England and the United States. ( [End Page 270]

Joanne Lipson freed received her doctorate in 2011 from the University of Michigan, where she is currently a lecturer in the English Department. Her dissertation, "Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Global Reading," explores how the theme of haunting recurs in recent U.S. and postcolonial literature, reflecting authors' concern with engaging diverse global readerships and providing a model for the practice of reading world literature. (

Benedetta Gennaro received her doctorate from Brown University in 2011. Her research focuses on modern Italian history, Risorgimento, women and/at war, and gender and sexuality studies. Her dissertation "Women in Arms: Gender in the Risorgimento (1848-1870)" examines the participation of women in Italian national unification and the consequences that active female military engagement had on the public sphere and in private life. She has presented her work at various conferences both in the Unites States and Italy and has been invited to seminars organized by the Università di Pisa (Italy) and the École Normale Supérieure (Paris). She is a researcher at the Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany, where she is working on a digital project that examines the participation of women in war in a transnational context. (

Luz Angélica Kirschner is a tenured lecturer currently teaching in the Department of American and Inter-American Studies at the Bielefeld University, Germany. She has forthcoming articles on Ilan Stavans, Latinas in the United States, Puerto Rico, generación del treinta, and Tato Laviera in World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia (2011). Kirschner is editing a volume called Expanding Latinidad to be published by Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier in Germany and the Bilingual Review Press in Tempe (Arizona State University) (2012). She is also working on her book manuscript with the provisional title Transnational Subjects: Spectres of Essentialism. (

Judith Roof is author of several books, including Come As You Are: Sexuality and Narrative (1996), All About Thelma...


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