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Catherine Brown (, BA (Cantab), MSc (Lond), MA (Lond), PhD (Cantab) studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She then took masters degrees in Russian and in comparative literature, before writing a PhD thesis and first monograph (The Art of Comparison: How Novels and Critics Compare [Legenda, 2011]) on Anglo-Russian literary relations and the nature of comparison per se. Her main specialties are George Eliot and D.H. Lawrence, but her current major project is a monograph concerning literary representations of torture: Torture and Fiction.

Marco Caracciolo ( is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of Bologna in Italy. His main interests are cognitive approaches to literature and in literary aesthetics. His dissertation focuses on how literary texts figure the quality or texture of conscious experience. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Moderna, Poetics Today, Storyworlds, and Partial Answers.

Maureen Chun ( is a postdoctoral fellow and honorary assistant professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in comparative literature from Princeton University in 2011, and is currently at work on a project on the non-subjective nature of consciousness in the later major novels of James, Woolf, and Faulkner.

Robert C. Clark ( is a Robert E. Park Postdoctoral Fellow in the English department at the University of Georgia. His research interests include literary minimalism, modernism, the short story, and American realism and naturalism. Recent publications include articles on Ernest Hemingway, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and María Cristina Mena.

Annalee Edmondson ( is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia specializing in narrative theory and twentieth-century British literature. Her current project examines the modern encounter in the English modernist novel, 1899–1931. This comparative study contrasts the formal techniques of texts spanning Joseph Conrad’s and Virginia Woolf’s careers to those of their contemporaries. Located at the intersection of several recent “turns,” namely the narrative, cognitive, affective, and ethical turns, her research investigates the problem of character and character-relations and modernist narrative forms. Other research interests include Victorian literature, feminist theory, and psychological and philosophical approaches to literature. [End Page 196]

Laura Finch ( is a doctoral student in the comparative literature and literary theory program at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a masters in critical theory from the University of Sussex. Her research interests are in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American novels, political economics, and the work of the Frankfurt School.

Andrew Gaedtke ( is an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently completing a book project entitled, The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Twentieth-Century Narrative. An excerpt of this project, “From Transmissions of Madness to Machines of Writing: Mina Loy’s Insel as Clinical Fantasy,” appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature 32.1 (2008).

Alison Howard ( is a doctoral candidate in the program in comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include post-war French and Italian literature, performance studies, and notions of embodiment.

Margaret Jay Jessee ( is a visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she teaches American literature and writing courses. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona, where she was an assistant editor for Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literatures, Culture, and Theory, as well as an 1885 Fellow in Arts and Sciences. Her dissertation, Narrative, Gender, and Masquerade in the American Novel, 1853–1920, focuses on the relationship between gender masquerading and the novel form.

Michael Lackey ( is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota—Morris and the author of African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Faith, which was named a “Choice Outstanding Academic Title” for 2007. He has published articles in numerous journals, including Callaloo, African American Review, Philosophy and Literature, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Modern Fiction Studies.

Gina Masucci Mackenzie (


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