Maximilian Alders is a German Research Foundation (DFG) Doctoral Fellow at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Together with Eva von Contzen, he is the guest-editor of a special issue of the Narrative on “Social Minds in Factual and Fictional Narration” (in preparation).
Heidi Elisabeth Bollinger is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, City University of New York. Her research interests include African American literature, Holocaust literature, memoir, and genre theory. She has been published in Genre, a/b: Autobiography Studies, and Callaloo.
Kate Drabinksi is Senior Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she also directs the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership Program. She is on the Editorial Board of Radical Teacher, a regular columnist at Baltimore City Paper, and a member of Baltimore’s Queerstories art collective where she collects and tells stories of the city’s queer past and present.
Julián Jiménez is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Universidad de Córdoba, Spain. He has written articles and essays on English Renaissance verse and drama, deconstruction, modern and contemporary fiction. His articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Research in African Literatures, English in Africa, Contemporary Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Textual Practice, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, and Comparative Literature. He is the co-editor of Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Palgrave, 2013) [End Page 330]
Mike Marais is Professor of English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where he teaches twentieth-century and postcolonial literature. Some of his recent publications include Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee (Rodopi, 2009); “Violence, Postcolonial Fiction, and the Limits of Sympathy” in Studies in the Novel; and “The Augenblick of Reading in the Writing of J. M. Coetzee and Michael Ondaatje” in Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstitution of Subjectivity, ed. Donald R. Wehrs (University of Delaware Press, 2013).
Ioana Patuleanu holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Indiana University, with an emphasis on eighteenth-century studies, and an M.A. in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently a part-time Assistant Professor of English at Mercer County Community College, New Jersey, and working on a book tentatively entitled “The Secret Life of Religion in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Love, Enlightenment, and Fénelon.” [End Page 331]