jeffrey p. beck is dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College and professor of English at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. He is the author and editor of four books.
katherine r. chandler is professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and author of articles on nature writers and topics such as teaching outdoors. She is coeditor of Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams and currently working on a book investigating the rhetoric of humor in environmental literature.
maura dunst is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she teaches writing and literature classes. Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, British women's writing, the 1890s, New Woman fiction, George Egerton, Elizabeth Gaskell, and music and/in literature.
chielozona eze studied philosophy and literature at Purdue University. He is associate professor of Anglophone African literature at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. He is currently working on a book on African feminism.
christopher hamilton is senior lecturer in philosophy of religion at King’s College London. He has published four books, including Living Philosophy (2001) and Middle Age (2009), as well as papers on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Simone Weil, W. G. Sebald, and Primo Levi, and in philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics.
rafal stepien is the inaugural Cihui Foundation Faculty Fellow in Chinese Buddhism at Columbia University, where his research investigates the philosophical limits of literary self-expression in Buddhist and Islamic [End Page 400] texts, using primary sources in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, and Sanskrit. He holds previous degrees from Oxford and Cambridge.
stefanie stiles is an instructor in the Academic Writing Program at the University of Lethbridge. She has previously published in College English and Pedagogy. Her research interests include California fiction, modernist literature, and ethical criticism.
christopher roland trogan is associate professor of English at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and lecturer at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University. He has published on Benjamin, Mallarmé, and Poe and is completing a book titled The Irresolvable Dilemma: Suicide, Freedom, and Meaning.
christine wilkie-stibbs is associate professor / reader at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, specializing in twentieth- century literature, women’s and children’s literature, and psychoanalytic criticism. Books include The Mythological Consciousness of Russell Hoban, The Feminine Subject in Children's Literature, and a wide range of articles in U.S academic journals. [End Page 401]