Matthew Hart, assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, is the author of Nations of Nothing but Poetry (Oxford, 2010). He co-edited Contemporary Literature and the State, a 2008 special issue of CL. His work in progress includes a book manuscript, “Extraterritorial: A Political Geography of Contemporary British Fiction,” and a 2017 special issue of ASAP/Journal, “Site-Specificity without Borders,” co-edited with David J. Alworth.
Alexander Rocca is a doctoral candidate in the department of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. His dissertation is titled “Cultural Philanthropy and Twentieth-Century American Literature.”
Nicholas Donofrio is a lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University. He is working on a book project titled “The Vanishing Freelancer: A Literary History of the Postwar Culture Industries.”
Daniel Weston is lecturer in twentieth-century English literature at the University of Hull. He has published widely on topics and authors from modernism through postwar to contemporary literature. His research has been concerned chiefly with literary landscapes, with a recent focus on ecology and contemporary literature.
Mitchum Huehls is an associate adjunct professor of English at UCLA. He is the author of Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time (Ohio State, 2009) and After Critique: Twentieth-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. His current book project is on the nature of literary experiment in the twenty-first century.
Simone Murray is senior lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Australia. Her publications include two books, The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation (Routledge, 2011) and Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics (Pluto, 2004). She is completing a research monograph titled “Literature Online: Literary Culture in the Internet Era.”
Keith D. Leonard is associate professor of English at American University. He is the author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights (Virginia, 2005). He has edited special issues of MELUS (Verse Center: A Special Issue on Multi-Ethnic Poetics ) and Callaloo (The Next Thirty: The Future of African American Studies ). His work in progress is a book manuscript about the legacy of sixties radical artistic activism for the African American avant-garde. [End Page 394]
Michael Benveniste is assistant professor of English at the University of Puget Sound. He is at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled “The American Ideology: Narrating Culture since 1945.”
Amardeep Singh is associate professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of Literary Secularism: Religion and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Cambridge Scholars, 2006). He is completing a book manuscript on the work of filmmaker Mira Nair.
Lindsay Thomas is assistant professor of English at Clemson University. She has published articles on the digital humanities and is working on a book on the media of the national security state. [End Page 395]