- Notes on ContributorsVolume 24, Number 3, May 2014
Ian Balfour is Professor of English at York University. He is the author of Northrop Frye andThe Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy. He edited with the filmmaker Atom Egoyan Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film (MIT, 2004), a double-issue of South Atlantic Quarterly on human rights, and was sole editor of Late Derrida for SAQ. He has taught at Cornell as the M. H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor of English and held visiting professorships at Williams College, Stanford, and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, among others. He is currently finishing up a book on the sublime and has a side project on covers songs and one on titles.
Zeynep Bulut is a Lecturer in Music at King’s College London. Her most recent publication, “Singing and a song: The Intimate Difference in Susan Philipsz’s Lowlands,” appeared in the volume Gestures of Music Theatre: The Performativity of Song and Dance (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her monograph, Skin-Voice: Contemporary Music Between Speech and Language (in progress), examines the nonverbal voice in experimental music and sound art as skin, a point of contact and difference between self and the external world.
Nina Sun Eidsheim
Nina Sun Eidsheim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles. Her first book, Sensing Sound: Singing and Listening as Vibrational Practice, is forthcoming with Duke University Press (Fall 2015). In her second book project, Measuring Race: Listening to Vocal Timbre and Vocality in African-American Music, Eidsheim deals with the cultural, social, and material projection and perception of vocal timbre.
Yeonhaun Kang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and Tedder Humanities Fellow at the University of Florida. Her research interests include 20th/21st century American literature, transnational American studies, literature and science, comparative ethnic studies, globalization and the environmental humanities, and food and garden studies. She is currently working on her dissertation entitled Re-designing the American Garden: The Global Environmental Imagination in Contemporary Multiethnic Women’s Fiction, which explores how U.S. multiethnic women writers’ garden literature offers new ways of understanding the complex relationship between culture and cultivation, environmental racism and global capitalism, and urbanization and food security in a transnational context.
David Kasunic is an Associate Professor of Music History at Occidental College. His principal research has been on the music of Fryderyk Chopin. His recent publications include “On Jewishness and Genre: Hanslick’s Reception of Mahler” in Rethinking Hanslick (University of Rochester Press, 2013) and “Rousseau’s Cat” in a Rousseau colloquy in the Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. The topic of tubercular singing will be revisited in his forthcoming book, A Natural History of Chopin.
Katherine Kinney teaches American literature and Hollywood film in the English department at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Friendly Fire: American Images of the Vietnam War (Oxford, 2000). She is currently writing a book on acting in late 1960s American cinema.
Caitlin Marshall is a PhD Candidate in Performance Studies, with a Designated Emphasis in New Media at the University of California Berkeley. Her dissertation, “‘Power in the Tongue’: Sonic Undercommons and the Making of American Voice,” works at the confluence of performance, sound, disability, and critical race studies to mobilize speech impairment as a broad material and theoretical category for investigating how American citizenship was established as an exclusionary vocal limit in the antebellum era.
Alex Porco is Assistant Professor of Poetry and Poetics in the Department of English at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. His published works include essays on hip-hop music and culture, Black Mountain College, and contemporary Canadian poetry. He is editor of the forthcoming critical edition of Jerrold Levy and Richard Negro’s Poems by Gerard Legro (BookThug, 2015).
Annette Schlichter is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine. She is the author of a German-speaking study on the figure of the madwoman in feminist critiques of representation and the coeditor of a German collection on...