Elizabeth Frances Geballe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at indiana university, bloomington. she holds a minor in slavic studies, and her research interests include the Modernist short story, translation studies, and psychoanalysis. she is currently writing a dissertation about traumatic repetition in the works of Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov.
Suzanne LaLonde, Associate Professor of French at the university of texas, brownsville, holds a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from the university of Maryland. she works broadly on the intersections of literature, philosophy, and psychology, while her central research interests include trauma theory and the contemporary Francophone novel.
Steven Pokornowski is a Ph.D. candidate completing his dissertation in English at the university of California, santa barbara. His research interests include twentieth-century and contemporary Anglophone and American literature, modernism, popular culture, biopolitics, and science and technology studies. He is especially interested in the politics of imagined communities and in how scientific discourses influence culture and are also culturally constructed. He is an active member of the editorial board for the Journal of Supernatural Studies.
Cate I. Reilly is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton university. Her dissertation, "naming Disorder: Psychiatry, Diagnosis and Literary Modernism in russia and Germany, 1880-1929," looks at German classification systems for mental illness that developed under the aegis of urban university clinics during the second half of the 19th century, examining their links to diagnostic models in modernist German and russian literature.
Jesse Oak Taylor is Assistant Professor of English at the university of Washington. His work has appeared in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Literature, English Literature in Transition: 1880-1920, and National Geographic. He is also co-author, with Daniel C. taylor and Carl E. taylor, of Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change (oxford, 2011).
Karen Thornber is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard university. Her research and teaching focus on world literature and the literatures and cultures of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, taiwan) and the indian ocean rim (Africa, the Middle East, and south and southeast Asia). she has published extensively on (post)colonialism, trauma, ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, as well as on literature and medicine and the medical and health humanities. [End Page 330]
Sunny Yudkoff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard university and Lecturer in Yiddish Language at the university of Chicago. she is currently completing her dissertation, entitled "'Let it be Consumption!': Modern Jewish Writing and the Literary Capital of tuberculosis." [End Page 331]