Marthine Satris is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the recipient of a UCSB graduate-division dissertation fellowship. She has published articles on Walter Benjamin and on Irish women’s poetry. Her dissertation considers innovative poetry and the reinvention of Ireland at the turn of the twenty-first century.
David Cowart is Louise Fry Scudder Professor of Humanities in the department of English at the University of South Carolina. His most recent books include Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History (Georgia, 2011), Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America (Cornell, 2006), and Don DeLillo: The Physics of Language (Georgia, 2002). His books in progress are “Post-Postmodern: The American Novel after DeLillo” and “The Connell Guide to Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.”
Casey Shoop is visiting assistant professor of English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has published on Raymond Chandler and the representation of history in California and is at work on a book project about culture and politics in the Reagan era. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Huntington Library from 2008 to 2010.
Jonathan R. Harvey is assistant professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College. He has published critical reviews of films, nonfiction works, and novels.
Paul Jaussen is a lecturer in the department of English at Case Western Reserve University. He is a co-editor of Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters (Washington, 2009) and the author of articles on William Carlos Williams and Charles Olson. He is writing a book on the American life poem.
Ashby Kinch is associate professor of English at the University of Montana. He co-edited Chartier in Europe (Boydell and Brewer, 2008) and has published articles on the Old and Middle English lyric, European macabre art and literature, and Alain Chartier. His current book project is titled “Imago Mortis: The Mediating Image of Death in Late Middle English Poetry.”
Donald E. Pease is Ted and Helen Geisel Professor of Humanities at Dartmouth College. Among his many books are Theodor Seuss Geisel (Oxford, 2010), The New American Exceptionalism (Minnesota, 2009), Futures of American Studies (Duke, 2002), and National Identities and Postnational Narratives (Duke, 1994). He is completing a book manuscript titled “American Studies after the New Americanists.”
Siobhan Phillips, assistant professor of English at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is the author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition [End Page 204] in Modern American Verse (Columbia, 2010). She has published articles on Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Henry James. She is writing a book on poets and personal correspondence from 1950 until the present.
Eleni Coundouriotis is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Claiming History: Colonialism, Ethnography, and the Novel (1999) and the co-editor of a special issue of Journal of Human Rights titled Comparative Human Rights: Literature, Art, Politics. She has completed one book manuscript, “The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony,” and is at work on a second, on realism and human rights. She is a 2011–12 fellow at the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut. [End Page 205]