- Notes on Contributors
JASON ARTHUR is an Associate Professor of English at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. His book, Violet America: Regional Cosmopolitanism in U.S. Fiction Since the Great Depression was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013, as part of the New American Canon series. His essays on contemporary American literature and culture have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies and College Literature.
GUSTAVO FARES, PhD, a native of Argentina, is a Professor at Lawrence University, where he specializes in Spanish, Latin American, and Cultural Studies. He received a J.D. Law Degree, from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Argentina, a Master in Foreign Languages and Literature from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in Latin American Literature with emphasis in cultural studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of five books, among them The Immense Minority: Latin@s in the United States and their Positional Identities (2014), Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers. A Critical Anthology (1998, with E. Hermann), and Imagining Comala. The Space in Juan Rulfo’s Works (1991). Fares has published numerous articles and presented more than 100 papers on his fields of interest. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina, where he taught a graduate seminar on Latin@ culture and identity. In addition, Fares is a visual artist interested in the topic of space in narrative and visual forms. He holds a Professor of Painting and Drawing degree from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Master in Painting and Lithography from West Virginia University. [End Page 263]
BRIANNE JAQUETTE holds a PhD from the University of Missouri and an MA from Boston College. Her most recent work is about the circulation of writing in post-Civil War Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her larger research interests are nineteenth-century American literature, regionalism, and American women writers.
DAVID TODD LAWRENCE is Associate Professor of English and American Culture & Difference at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He teaches and writes about folklore and ethnography, African American literature and culture, and American culture.
ROBERT MARTÍNEZ is an Assistant Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. His work and teaching focus on British and World literatures of the contemporary era, including literature and Cold War history, foreign cinema, satire, postcolonial literature, and popular music. He has presented his work at numerous conferences such as MLA, MMLA, and Midwest Conference on British Studies. He has also contributed work to the BBC Web Education Guide on contemporary novelist Martin Amis. Dr. Martínez is also affiliated with EIU’s programs in Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies.
LARA NARCISI is an Associate Professor of English at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Her areas of specialization are 20th-21st Century American Literature, Multiculturalism, and Literary Theory. After graduating from Yale cum laude, with distinction in the English major, she received her MA and PhD from New York University. She earned NYU’s university-wide Golden Dozen teaching award in 2003. Her articles have been published in journals such as MELUS and Southern Studies, and her recent book chapters appear in American Indians and Popular Culture; Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut; The Road to Tenure: Interviews, Rejections, and other Humorous Experiences; and Faces of the Apocalypse: Change and Adaptability at the End.
JUDI NITSCH is an Associate Professor of English at Harper College in Palatine, IL, with interests in Marxist theory, postcolonial theory, contemporary Anglophone fiction, ethnic American fiction, and developmental composition. [End Page 264]
KRISTINA QUYNN teaches in the English Department at Colorado State University. She has published essays on “botched order” in contemporary Irish drama in Drama and Dismemberment/Dismemberment of Drama and on women-oriented fiction in Women in Modern Irish Culture and Society. She is currently co-editing a collection of essays titled Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts. Her research focuses on matters related to gender, narrative experimentation in contemporary women’s writing, and innovative criticism.
MOLLY SLAVIN is a PhD candidate in English at Emory University. Her dissertation, “Novel Cities: City Novels and the Legacies...