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Michael Anesko is Professor of English and American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship (Stanford, 2012). He is also a General Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James, the first volumes of which will be appearing later this year.

Berit Åström, PhD in English literature, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Language Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. Having published on Old English poetry, male pregnancy in fan fiction, and the concept of “referred pain” in Shakespeare, she is currently working on representations of motherhood. Her most recent publication is “The Symbolic Annihilation of Mothers in Popular Culture: Single Father and the Death of the Mother,” forthcoming in Feminist Media Studies.

Jenny Bergenmar is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the Department of Literature, Religion and History of Ideas, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research interests include gender, disability, and posthumanist studies in literature, and representation of (neuro)psychiatric conditions in life writing.

Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council / Marie Curie Research Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Durham University. Her research is primarily in the areas of phenomenology, existential philosophy, embodiment theory, medical humanities, and philosophy of medicine. Her publications include The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Subject, (Lexington Books, 2015); Body/Self/Other: The Phenomenology of Social Encounters, co-edited with Danielle Petherbridge (SUNY Press, forthcoming); and several journal articles in publications such as Hypatia, Human Technology, and Sartre Studies International.

Anna Magdalena Elsner, PhD, is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of French and the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London and currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has previously worked on Marcel Proust, mourning, creativity and documentary film; in her current research project she investigates the clinical encounter in twentieth-century French literature and visual culture.

Arthur W. Frank is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary and professor at Betanien University College, Bergen, Norway. The second edition of his book The Wounded Storyteller (University of Chicago Press) appeared in 2013. His speaking in 2015 includes a plenary lecture at the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and he will be part of the teaching faculty at the new Center for Narrative Practice, in Boston. [End Page 232]

Lindsey Grubbs is a doctoral student in English at Emory University, where she is also pursuing a certificate in bioethics. She holds an MA in English and gender studies from the University of Wyoming. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, bioethics, disability studies, and the rhetoric of “authentic” illness. She is an editorial intern for American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, and is completing a bioethics practicum at the Centers for Disease Control.

Robert Haas enjoys interdisciplinary studies combining sciences and humanities. He has two doctorates from Case Western Reserve University, in mathematics and in microbiology, as well as an MA in English, and fourteen years of postdoctoral work in the CWRU medical school pharmacology department. Besides numerous articles on membrane protein biochemistry, Haas has published criticism on James Joyce, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Stevens, as well as short fiction, and satire on Whitman, Proust, science, and music. His online “Raphael’s School of Athens: A Theorem in a Painting?” in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics recently passed 15,000 downloads.

Ann-Sofie Lönngren is Associate Professor and Researcher in Literature affiliated with the Department of Literature and the Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her academic interests include queer-transgender-intersectional and animal studies in literary scholarship.

Jessica Miller is associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at the University of Maine, where she teaches courses in biomedical ethics, ethical theory, and philosophy and literature. She is also clinical ethicist at Eastern Maine Medical Center, where her work includes ethics consulting and staff education. Her research interests include the ethics of trust, clinical ethics, and the intersection of...


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