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Sourit Bhattacharya is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He works on historical crisis and literary realism in the twentieth-century Indian novel. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in South Asian History and Culture, Postcolonial Urban Outcasts (Routledge, 2016), and Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger (Palgrave, 2017). He is co-editor of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Timothy Duffy is Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Comparative Literature at New York University. He researches and publishes in the fields of Renaissance epic, lyric poetry, epistolarity, the history of cartography, and spatial studies. He is completing a book manuscript entitled The Renaissance Spatial Condition.

Hans-Georg Erney is Associate Professor of English at Armstrong State University, where he specializes in postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. His publications on American, Caribbean, and South Asian literature have appeared in Germany, Britain, and the United States. He co-edited a special issue on Postcolonial Ecocriticism for the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (2006–7).

Omaar Hena is an Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University, where he teaches courses in modern and contemporary poetry in English, postcolonial literature, and global literary studies. His publications have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Minnesota Review, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry among others. His book, Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok and Nagra, was published with Palgrave’s series in Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (2015). He is currently working on a project on the intersection of race and violence in global avant-garde poetics.

Elizabeth Jackson teaches Literatures in English at the St Augustine (Trinidad) campus of the University of the West Indies. Her research interests include South Asian literature in English, diasporic and transnational literatures, gender, and cultural identity from postcolonial and cosmopolitan perspectives. Her doctoral dissertation was published as a monograph, [End Page 203] Feminism and Contemporary Indian Women’s Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and she has published articles in ARIEL and the Journal of Commonwealth Literature among others. She recently joined the editorial board of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and her current research project is on Muslim women’s writing in India.

Liani Lochner is an Assistant Professor of Anglophone Postcolonial Literature at Université Laval, Canada. Her research interests include critical theory and the political promise of literature to disrupt the processes by which discourses of biotechnology, fundamentalism, state racism, and neoliberal globalization position and interpellate the subject. She has published essays on works by Kazuo Ishiguro, Aravind Adiga, Salman Rushdie, and J. M. Coetzee. Her current project is on the South African author Zoë Wicomb.

Shao-Pin Luo is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences at Dalhousie University. Her research in postcolonial and diaspora studies has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and The Dalhousie Review.

Originally from Canada, Jeffrey Mather completed his doctoral research at the University of Kent and is currently an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. He has published on topics to do with British and American travel writing, postcolonial literature, ethnography and poetry, and autobiographical comics. He is currently working on a number of projects including a survey of contemporary Chinese literature in English, an exploration of Emily Hahn’s literary journalism, and a study of Hong Kong graphic narratives. He is also co-editing an upcoming issue of Wasafiri: the Magazine of International Contemporary Writing, which will focus on post-1997 Hong Kong literature and culture.

Liam O’Loughlin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University where he teaches postcolonial literature and theory. His current research project examines the politics of disaster aesthetics in the contemporary South Asian English novel. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in Comparative American Studies, Negative Cosmopolitanism, The Literary Encyclopedia, and Interventions.

Jenna Grace Sciuto is an Assistant Professor of English at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she teaches Global Anglophone Literature, African American, and Southern Literatures. Her research analyzes depictions of racism, sexual violence, and colonial inheritance in a range...


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