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David Banash

David Banash is Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in contemporary American literature and popular culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Science Fiction Studies, Paradoxa, Postmodern Culture, Reconstruction, and the Iowa Review. He recently co-edited a special issue of The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies entitled “Suburbia,” and he is a co-founder of the annual Craft, Critique, Culture conference. He is currently at work on a book investigating the role of collage in twentieth-century culture.

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Hillary L. Chute

Hillary L. Chute is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University. She is writing a dissertation on feminist theory and the contemporary graphic novel. She writes about music and culture for The Village Voice, among other publications, and is the criticism editor of the magazine Post Road.

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George L. Dillon

George L. Dillon is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Washington. He has written books on semantics and the reading and writing of literature, advice books, and the discourses of academic disciplines. He continues to work on the intersections of visual and verbal meanings.

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Eric Hayot

Eric Hayot is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona and the author of Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel quel (2004). He is currently working on two books, one on phenomenologies of modernism, the other, written with Edward Wesp, on formal and social aesthetics in video games.

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Stuart J. Murray

Stuart J. Murray is a doctoral candidate and Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. His research is on the fate of subjectivity in the context of post-humanism. He is currently completing a dissertation titled A Style of Life: Spectral Subjectivity and the Limits of Sacred Life.

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Jeffrey T. Nealon

Jeffrey T. Nealon is Professor of English at Penn State University. He is the author of Alterity Politics (1998) and Double Reading: Postmodernism after Deconstruction (1993), co-editor of Rethinking the Frankfurt School (2002), and co-author of The Theory Toolbox (2003).

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Arkady Plotnitsky

Arkady Plotnitsky is Professor of English and Director of the Theory and Cultural Studies Program at Purdue University. He has written extensively on critical and cultural theory, continental philosophy, British and European Romanticism, and the relationships among literature, philosophy, and science. His most recent books are The Knowable and the Unknowable: Modern Science, Nonclassical Thought, and the “Two Cultures” (2002) and a collection of essays, Idealism Without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture (2003), co-edited with Tilottama Rajan. His book Reading Bohr: Physics and Philosophy is forthcoming in 2004-05. He is currently completing a book-length project on British Romanticism, Minute Particulars: Romanticism, Science, and Epistemology..

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Brian Reed

Brian Reed is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has written articles on Hart Crane, Robert Grenier, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, and Rosmarie Waldrop. A co-edited collection of essays, Situating El Lissitzky: Moscow, Vitebsk, Berlin, was recently published by the Getty Research Institute. He is currently completing a book project on Hart Crane and his postmodern successors.

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Charles Sheaffer

Charles Sheaffer recently defended his doctoral dissertation in comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Sheaffer currently writes and teaches in Seattle, where he continues to focus on digital epistemology as well as on American fiction and film. His dissertation, entitled The Digital Jeremiad, focuses on the tension between the discursive structures of articulation and exposition in the disciplinary reception of the work of Sacvan Bercovitch.

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Edward Wesp

Edward Wesp is Associate Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He has recently completed his dissertation on representations of temporality in nineteenth-century American fiction. His current research explores the place of video games in American culture alongside a meta-critical analysis of the shape of game studies.

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Daniel Worden

Daniel Worden is a doctoral candidate in Brandeis University’s Department of English and American...

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