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Laura Barrett ( is professor of English and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Her work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American fiction has appeared in such journals as MFS, Papers on Language and Literature, Literature and History, Studies in the Novel, and the Journal of Modern Literature. Her recent work has focused (once again) on the work of Don DeLillo and has appeared in The Cambridge Companion to American Fiction After 1945 (2012) and Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld, Falling Man (2011).

Nancy K. Gish ( is professor of English and of women’s and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine. She writes on modern British poets, the Scottish Renaissance, modernism, and contemporary Scottish women poets. She is the author of Time in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land: A Poem of Memory and Desire, Hugh MacDiarmid: The Man and His Work and most recently, co-edited with Cassandra Laity, Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot. She also edited Hugh MacDiarmid: Man and Poet and has published articles on Jackie Kay and Liz Lochhead.

Maria Kager ( is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at Rutgers University. She works on multilingualism in the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Vladimir Nabokov. Her thesis, entitled The Multiple Languages of Modernism: Joyce, Beckett, Nabokov, and the Making of Modern Fiction is supervised by Myra Jehlen.

Wei Liu ( is an associate professor of comparative literature and translation at School of Foreign Languages of Beihang University, Beijing. She earned a PhD in comparative literature from Beijing Language and Culture University. Her recent publications include articles in Perspectives: Studies in Translatology and Chinese Translators Journal. She was a visiting scholar at Drexel University in Spring 2011 and at Cambridge University for the 2013–14 academic year.

Gabriel Lovatt ( is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Georgia. Some of her interests include the historical avant-garde, modernism and embodiment, and the dynamics of fin de siècle innovation. Her dissertation focuses on the way the conceptual and aesthetic engagements with breakdown that proliferate in Decadence function as precursors to the aesthetic destructions of experimental modernism. [End Page 196]

Ana María Manzanas Calvo ( teaches American literature and culture at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Her publications include Cities, Borders, and Spaces in Intercultural American Literatura and Film (Routledge 2011) with J. Benito; Uncertain Mirrors: Magical Realism in US Ethnic Literatures (Rodopi 2009) with J. Benito and B. Simal; and Intercultural Mediations: Mimesis and Hybridity in American Literatures (LIT Verlag 2003) with J. Benito. She has edited collections of essays, including Border Transits: Literature and Culture across the Line (Rodopi 2007). Her volume Emptying out the Premises in American Literature and Fiction is forthcoming with Routledge. With J. Benito, she is general editor of the Rodopi Series “Critical Approaches to Ethnic American Literature.”

Don James McLaughlin ( is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His fields of expertise include American literary history of the 1800s and early 1900s, the aesthetics of sentiment-driven political formations, gender and sexuality studies, and historicist methodologies.

Vaclav Paris ( is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently writing his dissertation on queer forms of the epic in European and American Modernism. He has taught courses on Charlie Chaplin and modernist poetry, and written reviews for the jml and Jacket 2. He has published articles on Finnegans Wake (James Joyce Quarterly, Winter 2012) and Leaves of Grass (Arizona Quarterly, Autumn 2013).

Jean-Michel Rabaté (, professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania, is a curator of Slought Foundation, an editor of the Journal of Modern Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored or edited more than thirty books and collections on modernism, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Fortcoming books are An Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis, A Companion to...


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