Amber M. Buck is an assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where she teaches courses in composition, digital journalism, multimodal composition, and writing pedagogy. Her research considers how digital technologies influence writers, writing processes, and identities, particularly through social media. Her work has appeared in Research in the Teaching of English, Computers & Composition, and the edited collections Ubiquitous Learning (2009) and Stories that Speak to Us (2013).
Lana Cook received her doctorate from the Department of English at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on twentieth-century American literature, film, and popular culture. Her dissertation traces the emergence of the psychedelic aesthetic in 1960s literature and film, suggesting that the viral spread of psychedelics during the mid-twentieth century helped popularize postmodern theories of perception, subjectivity, and reality. She is the founder of The Orris (theorris.com), an online literary magazine.
Nadine Ehlers teaches in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. Her work analyzes the intersections of the body, technology, materiality, and ethics in relation to gendered and racial formation. She is the author of Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection (2011), and is currently working on two book projects: The Enterprise of Life: Biomedicine, Biopolitics, and the Ethics of “Living On” [End Page 145] (coauthored with Shiloh Krupar), and an edited collection on U.S. debt logics and race-based medicine titled Living in the Red: Race, the American Healthcare System, and Race-based Medicine.
Jenell Johnson is an assistant professor of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters on neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychiatric disability, she is the author of American Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History (2014), and coeditor of The Neuroscientific Turn: Transdisciplinarity in the Age of the Brain (2012).
Wilson Kaiser’s research focuses on twentieth-century American literature from 1945 to the present. His forthcoming publications include “The Micro-politics of Fascism in Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here” (in Genre), and “David Foster Wallace and the Ethical Challenge of Posthumanism” (in Mosaic). He is working on a monograph titled American Literature and the Politics of Everyday Life, and currently teaches English literature at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.
Richard Lansdown is the author of Byron’s Historical Dramas (1992), The Autonomy of Literature (2000), Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought (2006), and The Cambridge Introduction to Byron (2012). He edited the Critical Review from 1993 until 2002, and Henry James’s The Bostonians for Penguin Classics in 2001. He teaches literature at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia.
Megan Molenda LeMay is a doctoral candidate in English at Ohio State University. Working at the intersection of queer theory, feminist science studies, and animal studies, her research explores how distinctions made between humans and other animals produce various human-identity categories and social hierarchies. Her recent project, Queering the Species Body, examines the history of species designations in the biological and sexual sciences alongside representations of interspecies intimacy in late modernist and contemporary literature.
Anna Neill is an associate professor and chair of English at the University of Kansas. She is the author most recently of Primitive Minds: Evolution and Spiritual Experience in the Victorian Novel (2013). Her current research examines nineteenth-century ideas about the impact of imaginative literature on human [End Page 146] evolution. In addition to her work on Samuel Butler published here, this research is represented in forthcoming articles (2014) on Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies and Lewis Carroll’s Alice tales. [End Page 147]