Timothy Bewes, professor of English at Brown University, is the author of The Event of Postcolonial Shame (Princeton, 2011), Reification, or the Anxiety of Late Capitalism (Verso, 2002), and Cynicism and Postmodernity (Verso, 1997). He is editor of The Contemporary Novel: Imagining the Twenty-First Century (Duke, 2012) and co-editor of Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence (Continuum, 2011), After Fanon (Lawrence and Wishart, 2002), and Cultural Capitalism (Lawrence and Wishart, 2000). He has published articles on Jacques Rancière and the novel, Paul Auster, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, philosophical honesty, postmodern fiction, spin, sleaze, and abstraction.
Florence Dore is associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Modernism (Stanford, 2005) and several articles, including “The Rock Novel and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude.” She co-edits the Stanford University Press Post-45 book series. Her works in progress include two book manuscripts, “Forms of Privacy: Reading Transparency in the Postwar Southern Novel” and “The Rock Novel in Contemporary American Fiction.”
Timothy Wright recently received a Ph.D. in English from Duke University and is a lecturer in English at the University of Pretoria. His published work includes an article on J. M. Coetzee’s writing and the state. He is completing an essay on architecture, literature, and urban space in contemporary South Africa and is writing a book on “the novel of disconsolation.”
Sarah Ehlers, assistant professor of English at the University of South Dakota, is the author of articles on Ezra Pound, Poetry magazine, Robert Duncan’s early career, and modern American poetry on the left. She is completing a book manuscript titled “Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics.”
Dianne Chisholm, professor of English at the University of Alberta, is the author of Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City (Minnesota, 2005) and H.D.’s Freudian Poetics: Psychoanalysis in Translation (Cornell, 1992). She has published articles on philosophy and literary ecology, environmental humanities, women’s experimental writing, ecopoetics, queer and feminist studies, and contemporary European philosophy. Her current projects include a book manuscript titled “Becoming Ecologies: Art and Philosophy for a New Earth and People.”
Sherry Lee Linkon, professor of English at Georgetown University, is the author of Literary Learning: Teaching the English Major (Indiana, 2011) and, with John Russo, Steeltown, U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown (Kansas, 2002). [End Page 215 ] She has edited two collections, New Working-Class Studies (Cornell/ILR, 2006) and Teaching Working Class (Massachusetts, 1999) and is writing a book on deindustrialization literature.
Kimberly Lamm, assistant professor in the women’s studies program at Duke University, is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews on contemporary feminist art, contemporary poetry, feminist theory, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. literature. She has two book manuscripts in progress, “Poetics of Address: Imagining the Other Woman in Contemporary Art” and “The Sense of an Arrangement: Feminist Aesthetics in Contemporary Poetry.”
Christopher Holmes, assistant professor of English at Ithaca College, has published articles on J. M. Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Zadie Smith, and Ivan Vladislavic. His interview with novelist Patrick Flanery appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Contemporary Literature. He is completing a book manuscript titled “At the Limit: The Impossible, Unfinishable Work of World Literature.”
Jason Gladstone, assistant professor of English at Ball State University, co-edited (with Daniel Worden) Postmodernism, Then, a special double issue of Twentieth Century Literature (2011–12). His article “Low-Tech Thoreau, or, Remediations of the Human in The Dispersion of Seeds” is forthcoming in Criticism. His work in progress includes a book manuscript titled “Lines in the Dirt: American Postmodernism and the Failure of Technology.”
Roy Scranton is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Princeton University. He has published articles on war culture, posthumanism, and the Iraq War. His article on Harry Mathews’s Cigarettes appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Contemporary Literature. He co-edited the collection Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). His dissertation is on World War II and American literature...