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Sydney Aboul-Hosn has been a senior lecturer in Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University since obtaining her Ph.D. from the same in 1998. She earned the Maîtrise and the D.E.A. in modern French literature from l’Université de Poitiers, France, and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota with majors in French and German. Her primary area of research is narrative structure and the feminine voice in modern short stories in U.S., Latin American, and French traditions. She has been teaching world mythology, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, to large groups of undergraduates for the past twenty years.

Jacquelyn Ardam is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at UCLA. Her dissertation is on the alphabetic sequence in avant-garde literature and visual art from the modern period to the present. Her article ‘Too Old for Children and Too Young for Grown-ups’: Gertrude Stein’s To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays was published in Modernism/modernity. Her work has also appeared in Contemporary Women’s Writing.

Jonathan P. Eburne is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the Pennsylvania State University, and Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature. He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell University Press, 2008), and co-editor of Paris, Modern Fiction, and the Black Atlantic (with Jeremy Braddock; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), and This Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive (with Judith Roof; Indiana University Press, forthcoming). He has also co-edited special issues of Modern Fiction Studies (2005), New Literary History (2011), African American Review (2009) and Criticism (forthcoming 2015). Eburne is president of the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism, and will be the President of ASAP: The Association for the Arts of the Present in 2015. He is editor of the book series “Refiguring Modernism” at the Pennsylvania University Press, and the co-editor of ASAP-Journal, to begin publication in 2016. He is currently working on a book called Outsider Theory.

Andrew Epstein is an Associate Professor of English at Florida State University. He is the author of Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry (Oxford University Press), and is currently completing his next book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture. His work has recently appeared in Contemporary [End Page 194] Literature, Jacket2, the Wallace Stevens Journal, Modern Philology, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature.

Charlotte Eubanks is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she researches and teaches courses on the material culture of books and word/image relations, with a focus on Japanese literature from the medieval period to the present. Her first book, Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan, was published by University of California in 2011. She is now working on a project that examines links between visual art, human rights discourse, and testimonial literature in twentieth-century Japan. Her articles have appeared in Asian Folklore Studies, Book History, the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, PMLA, and Word & Image. She is Associate Editor at the new journal Verge: Studies of Global Asias.

Tara Fickle is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at UCLA. She has published various writings on contemporary American fiction and Asian American cultural politics and history in journals including Modern Fiction Studies, MELUS, and the Journal for Asian American Studies, and recently completed her dissertation, “Serious Play: Race, Game, Asian American Literature.” More information can be found on her website,

Rachel Galvin is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Center of the Johns Hopkins University. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. Her work appears in Boston Review, Jacket 2, Los Angeles Review of Books, Modernism/modernity, MLN, and The Wallace Stevens Journal, as well as in volumes such as War and The Blackwell Companion to Translation Studies. She is an Associate Editor for Literature of ASAP Journal...


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