Sean Bex is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at Ghent University, Belgium. His doctoral thesis explores the intersection of cultural memory and human rights in the work of Dave Eggers.
Stef Craps is associate professor of English at Ghent University, Belgium. He is the author of Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift (Sussex, 2005) and Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave, 2013).
Elisha Cohn, assistant professor of English at Cornell University, is the author of Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel (Oxford, 2015). She has two book projects under way, “Animal Lives in the English Novel” and “The Brain and the Common in Victorian Literature.”
Marissa López, associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of Chicano Nations: The Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature (NYU, 2011).
Sydney Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. The working title of her dissertation is “Weather Ex Machina: Climatic Determinism and the Fiction of Causality in the Twentieth-Century Novel.”
Chelsea Jennings is a 2015 graduate of the doctoral program in English literature at the University of Washington. Her essay on the final volume of Ezra Pound’s Cantos is forthcoming in Journal of Modern Literature. Her current project addresses the significance of the book-object to postwar and contemporary American poetry.
Scott Selisker, assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona, is the author of Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Un-freedom, forthcoming in 2016 from the University of Minnesota Press. He has published articles on Paolo Bacigalupi, Ralph Ellison, David Mitchell, and the Bechdel test.
Aldon Nielsen is the George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature at Pennsylvania State University. His books include Writing between the Lines: Race and Intertextuality (Georgia, 1994), Black Chant: Languages of African American Postmodernism (Cambridge, 1997), and Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation (Alabama, 2004). With Lauri Ramey, he co-edited Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans (Alabama, 2009) and What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (Alabama, 2015). [End Page 717]
Amy Clukey, assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville, has published articles on Mary Butts, Patrick Kavanagh, Margaret Mitchell, Flann O’Brien, and Jean Rhys. She is completing a book manuscript titled “Plantation Modernism: Transatlantic Anglophone Fiction, 1890–1950.” [End Page 718]