- Notes on Contributors
Anderson D. Araujo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. His research engages the intersections of aesthetics and politics in Transatlantic Modernism. He has published articles on Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and avant-garde movements. He is currently producing an annotated edition of Pound’s Guide to Kulchur and writing a book on modernist cultural politics in the years between the world wars.
Ronit Frenkel completed her PhD in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Arizona and is currently an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Johannesburg. Her book publications include Reconsiderations: South African Indian Fiction and the Making of Race in Postcolonial Culture (Unisa Press, 2010) and Traversing Transnationalism: The Horizons of Cultural and Literary Studies (Rodopi Press, 2011) with David Watson (Uppsala) and Pier Paolo Frassinelli (Monash). She is currently working on a project on the Indian Ocean.
Annie Gagiano is the author of two books—Achebe, Head, Marechera: On Power and Change in Africa (Rienner, 2000) and Dealing with Evils: Essays on Writing from Africa (ibidem-Verlag, 2008)—and of a number of articles on African and postcolonial writing dealing with a wide range of authors. She is Professor Emerita in the English Department of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Her research focuses on depictions of the post-colonial present and on gender matters and power issues in social evolution as interrogated in works of fiction by means of comparative reading practices centralizing textual analyses.
Paulina Grzęda is a PhD candidate and part-time lecturer at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her PhD thesis investigates different ways in which South African writers, such as André Brink, J.M. Coetzee, and Zakes Mda, have undertaken the task of critically renegotiating the country’s violent history. She has been awarded the Clifford and Mary Corbridge Trust Research Scholarship from the University of Cambridge and has received research grants for young scholars funded by the Postcolonial Studies Association. She has published extensively in Poland and abroad. [End Page 191]
Lena Khor works as an Assistant Professor of English at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she teaches courses on postcolonial studies, globalization, and human rights. Her research interests include contemporary World Anglophone literature and film, globalization processes, and humanitarian and human rights discourses. Her book, Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders, was published by Ashgate in 2013.
Madhu Krishnan is a Lecturer in twentieth and twenty-first century post-colonial writing at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on contemporary African and African diaspora literatures, particularly from West Africa. Madhu’s interests are in spatiality, ethics and representation in postcolonial African writing, and the transnational construction of an image of Africa. Her writing appears in a number of locations, including The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Research in African Literatures, and CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History. Her monograph, Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.
Ogaga Okuyade teaches popular and folk culture, African literature and culture, African American and African Diasporic Studies, and the English Novel in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He is an ardent student of postcolonial studies, particularly narratives of growth, popular music, film and ecological studies. He is currently the Editor of Wilberforce Island Review, a journal of the Faculty of Arts, Niger Delta University. He guest edited two volumes of Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies on Wole Soyinka and African creativity 25 years after the Nobel Prize. He has chapter contributions and essays in numerous peer-reviewed books and journals. He is the editor of Eco-Critical Literature: Regreening African Landscapes. He is currently completing a book project on the oeuvre of Tanure Ojaide titled Between Verse and Prose: A Critical Study of Tanure Ojaide and His Art. He is the guest editor of this special issue of ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature.