Eugenie Brinkema is an assistant professor of contemporary literature and media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her articles on film, affectivity, sexuality, and ethics have appeared in the journals differences, Camera Obscura, Criticism, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and Angelaki: A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. Her recent work includes a chapter for the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Fassbinder.
Jane Greenway Carr is an advanced PhD candidate in English at New York University, where her research and writing are currently being funded by a Mellon fellowship. Her work centers on American print culture and African American literary history and applies intensive archival research to sites and scenes where reading and textual production operate as modes of civic engagement. Her dissertation, “Editorial Prospects: Female Editorship and Activism in U.S. Print Culture, 1880–1940,” mobilizes documentary sources to probe the cultural stakes of editorial work for activist communities and to uncover traces of how editorial women converted all kinds of spaces, from the kitchen to the open road, into platforms for literary activism and social protest. Carr is the cofounder of the Workshop in Archival Practice and an archival intern and program associate for an ongoing collaboration between New York University and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Maria F. Fackler is the MacArthur assistant professor of English at Davidson College, where she specializes in post-1945 [End Page 153] British literature and the history of the novel. Her research interests include the figure of the artist manqué in twentieth- and twenty-first-century British fiction, gossip and modern drama, and the vaudeville triple threat, Gaby Deslys.
Natania Meeker is an associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment (Fordham, 2006) and is currently at work with Antónia Szabari on a coauthored book, tentatively titled The Spiritual Life of Plants.
Lindsay Nelson recently completed a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation explored the character of the monstrous child in contemporary Japanese horror films, short stories, and novels. She currently lives in Tokyo, where she writes and edits online learning materials for an ESL (English as a second language) education company.
Suk Koo Rhee is a professor of English and an adjunct professor of comparative literature and culture at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. His research areas include postcolonial literature, contemporary literary theory, and cultural studies. He received his PhD in English from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1995.
Scott C. Richmond is an assistant professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University, where his teaching and research focus on avant-garde cinema, film theory, media theory, and phenomenology. He is the cofounder and cochair of the Contemporary Theory Scholarly Interest Group in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. His work has appeared in Postmodern Culture and World Picture and is forthcoming in October. He is currently working on a book titled Cinema as Media: Perception, Technology, Illusion.
Nick Salvato is an associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. His first book, Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance (Yale University Press, 2010), is part of the series Yale Studies in English. His articles have appeared in such journals as Camera Obscura; the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; TDR: The Drama Review; Theatre Journal; Theatre Survey; and Modern Drama, in which he guest-edited a special issue (Gossip) and is the book review editor. His current book project, tentatively titled Obstruction, investigates the [End Page 154] value to intellectual work of putatively impedimental experiential phenomena such as embarrassment, laziness, slowness, cynicism, and digressiveness.
Antónia Szabari is an associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Her first book on early modern political culture was published by the Stanford University Press in 2010 under the title Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Early Modern France. She is currently at work with Natania Meeker on The Spiritual Life of Plants, a historical and heretical account...