Brent Ryan Bellamy is a PhD student at the University of Alberta where he teaches classes about apocalyptic thought in the 1980s. His research interests include the intersection of American post-apocalyptic thought and global capitalism, studies of form, and Marxist theory. “Tear into the Guts,” developed out of a paper he presented at a CAAS conference at Memorial University in 2008.
Peter Robert Brown is an Associate Professor of English at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century American and British literature, especially modernism, as well as in critical theory, popular music, and film.
Luke Bresky is Assistant Professor in English at St. Mary’s University College in Calgary. A former Fulbright lecturer at the University of Mainz, he has published essays on various American authors; the first chapter of his dissertation, “Literature and the Nationalization of Heroism in Antebellum America” appears in ESQ. His current projects include a Broadview edition (in collaboration with Michael Colacurcio) of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance.
Michael Epp is an Assistant Professor of English and Public Texts at Trent University. He has published on blackface minstrelsy, humour practice, magazines, war, and print culture. His current work focuses on the relationship between publics and violence.
Sara Humphreys currently works as an Assistant Professor in the English department at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. She received her doctorate from the University of Waterloo in American literature and discourse analysis. She is published in the fields of American literature, frontier fiction, Indigenous studies, and mass media. When she isn’t revealing the inextricable connections among literature, digital environments, and material culture, she can be found hiking with her dog on the Peterborough trails.
Jan Olesen works on travel and contact literature and cultures of collection in the early modern period. His work engages with discourse theory and contemporary psychoanalytical theory. He is currently working on the sympathies between early-modern contact narratives and contemporary Indigenous fiction and poetry. He is a part-time instructor at Trent University.
Anthony Stewart is a Professor in the English Department at Dalhousie University. His main research interest is twentieth- and twenty-first-century African American Literature and Culture, and he also teaches twentieth-century British Literature. He is the author of George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency (Routledge, 2003) and You Must Be a Basketball Player: Rethinking Integration in the University (Fernwood, 2009). His current research includes editing a special issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies on the work of Percival Everett and writing a critical book on Everett’s work, tentatively titled Approximate Gestures: The Infinity of Bothness in Percival Everett’s Fiction and a book-length personal essay, tentatively titled When I Grew Taller Than My Father: How We Think about Privilege. [End Page iv]