Kristy Butler completed her doctoral work at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. Her research explores aspects of gothic studies, including the uncanny. Other interests include narratives of empire, inter-textual readings, and representations of otherness in literature.
Kirsti Ekonen works as a postdoctoral fellow in comparative literature at the University of Turku, Finland. She specializes in Russian Symbolist literature, cultural contacts between Russia and Finland, women’s literature, the Russian “new woman,” and the writing of literary history.
Kristine Jennings is Visiting Assistant Professor of World Literature at Appalachian State University. She earned her doctorate in comparative literature from Binghamton University (SUNY), and her research interests include gender and sexuality studies, the history of the novel and of women’s writing, and folk and fairy tales.
Dawid Kołoszyc holds a doctoral degree in religious studies from McGill University, where he completed a thesis on the changing significance of religious language and experience in Julia Kristeva’s semiotic theory, psychoanalytic theory, and cultural criticism. His work explores intersections between literary, philosophical, and religious language in modern western culture and thought. He teaches in the Humanities Department at Vanier College in Montreal and occasionally in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University.
Stephanie Li is the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell University where she received her MFA in fiction writing and her PhD in English Literature. She is the author of four books: Something Akin to Freedom: The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women (SUNY P 2010), Signifying Without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama (Rutgers UP 2011), Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects (Oxford UP 2015), and a short biography of Toni Morrison.
Maria Margaroni is Associate Professor in literary theory and feminist thought at the University of Cyprus. She has held Visiting Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of [End Page 167] Edinburgh) and the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, and History (University of Leeds). Her publications include: Julia Kristeva: Live Theory (with John Lechte, Continuum 2004), Metaphoricity and the Politics of Mobility (with Effie Yiannopoulou, Rodopi 2006), Intimate Transfers (with Effie Yiannopoulou, special issue of the European Journal of English Studies, 2005), and Violence and the Sacred, special issue of Philosophy Today, 2012. A collection of essays co-edited with Apostolos Lampropoulos and Christos Hadjichristos is due to come out in 2015 (Textual Layering: Contact, Historicity, Critique [Lexington]). She is currently finishing her monograph focusing on the thought of Julia Kristeva (SUNY P, forthcoming).
Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis is Associate Professor of Literature and Program Coordinator in the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
Lizzy Welby teaches English and American literature at the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres, London. She is an elected Council Member of the Kipling Society and has edited, with an introduction, Rudyard Kipling: Selected Verse (CRW 2012). She is also author of Rudyard Kipling’s Fiction: Mapping Psychic Spaces Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture (Edinburgh UP 2015) and has published articles on Kipling, James Joyce, Angela Carter, and Sylvia Plath. Welby won the 2014 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for a story entitled “The Breakers” and won third place for short stories from the Bridport Prize in 2012 for “Jugged Hare.” She is currently working on a study of Ernest Hemingway’s short fiction.
Heather H. Yeung is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Bilkent University, Turkey, and the author of Spatial Engagement with Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). [End Page 168]