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ALYSON BARDSLEY <> teaches in the Department of English and the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the College of Staten Island. She has had work appear in Modern Philology, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, and Feminist Teacher, as well as chapters in books from Cambridge and Bucknell University Presses. Her current project is on the romance of neuroscience and the depiction of the neuro-atypical in contemporary fiction and life-writing.

STEPHEN J. BURN <> is the author or editor of five books about contemporary fiction, including Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism (2008) and Conversations with David Foster Wallace (2012). He is currently Reader in Post-45 American Literature at the University of Glasgow and is working on a monograph entitled Neurofiction: the Contemporary Novel and the Brain.

WES CHAPMAN <> teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University. His work has appeared in Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly and Postmodern Culture, among other places. He is currently working on a monograph developing a cognitive framework for understanding how literature contributes to human happiness.

ANDREW GAEDTKE <> is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His work on modernist and contemporary literature has appeared or is forthcoming in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Contemporary Literature, Modernist Cultures, and jml: Journal of Modern Literature. He is currently completing a book entitled The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology and Twentieth-Century Narrative.

N. KATHERINE HAYLES <> writes and teaches on the relations of literature, science, and technology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her book How We Became Posthuman won the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998–99, and her book Writing Machines won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her most recent book is How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis.

ALAN RICHARDSON <> is Professor of English at Boston College. His books include British Romanticism and the Science of the Mind (2001) and The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts (2011). He is co-editor of a special issue of Poetics [End Page 370] Today on “Literature and the Cognitive Revolution” (2002) and of The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity (2004). His current research concerns literary and scientific conceptions of imagination from romanticism to the present.

ANNE STILES <> is Associate Professor of English and Director of Medical Humanities at Saint Louis University. She is the author of Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2012) and the editor of Neurology and Literature, 1866–1920 (Palgrave, 2007). Stiles serves as Victorian section co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Literature Compass. Her most recent work focuses on literary authors’ responses to Christian Science on both sides of the Atlantic.

JASON TOUGAW <> teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Strange Cases: The Medical Case History and the British Novel (Routledge) and co-editor, with Nancy K. Miller, of Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community. He blogs about relations between art and science at [End Page 371]



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