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MATHIES G. AARHUS is a lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark where he teaches British and American literature and culture. His research interests include the avant-garde, affect theory, class, and poetics.

DANIELA AGOSTINHO is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, where she is affiliated with the Uncertain Archives research group. She is co-editor of the volume Panic and Mourning: The Cultural Work of Trauma (2012). Her main areas of interest are cultural theory, visual culture, film and moving image studies, media and feminist theory. She currently works on visual governmentality, the politics of data visualization, archival theories of big data, and the visual culture of contemporary surveillance and warfare.

CHARLES ALTIERI teaches twentieth century literature and Shakespeare at University of California, Berkeley. His latest books are Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity (2013) and Reckoning with Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience (2015). His essay here is part of a proposed new book linking new materialism to Impressionism and then elaborating how that model cannot handle the “inner sensuousness” pursued by Modernist painting and writing.

CHRISTOPHER BREU is Professor of English at Illinois State University where he teaches classes in critical and cultural theory and contemporary literature. He is author of Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics (2014) and Hard-Boiled Masculinities (2005). He is currently working on theory monograph entitled Materialism/Materiality.

LEVI R. BRYANT is a Professor of Philosophy at Collin College outside of Dallas, Texas. He is the author of Difference and Givenness: Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence (2008), The Democracy of Objects (2011), and Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media (2014). He has written widely on speculative realism, psychoanalysis, materialism, and post-stucturalist thought.

ASHLEY BYOCK is Associate Professor of English at Edgewood College. Previous publications have focused on mourning, embalming, and narrative in relation to the U.S. Civil War. She is currently completing a book project on thanatopolitical contexts and communitarian resistance in David Walker, Nat Turner, Harriet Jacobs, and Civil War “contraband camps.” [End Page 596]

NICHOLAS CHARE is Associate Professor of Modern Art in the Department of History of Art and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is the author of Auschwitz and Afterimages (2011) and Sportswomen in Cinema (2015) and the co-author, with Dominic Williams, of Matters of Testimony (2016). He is also a co-editor of the Universities Art Association of Canada journal, RACAR.

KEN CORMIER is the author of two collections of stories and poems: Balance Act (2000) and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood (2010). His radio fiction and documentary pieces have aired on public-radio affiliates around the U.S. and on the BBC in the United Kingdom. He is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Quinnipiac University.

MARTA FIGLEROWICZ is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale University, and a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows. She is the author of Flat Protagonists (2016) and Spaces of Feeling (forthcoming, 2017).

AMANPAL GARCHA is Associate Professor in the Department of English at The Ohio State University. He is the author of From Sketch to Novel: The Development of Victorian Fiction (2009). His latest publication is “Choosing Nature: Affect and Economics in Wordsworth’s The Prelude,” which appears in Wordsworth and the Green Romantics (2016).

HELENA GURFINKEL is Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is the author of Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature: Queering Patriarchy (2014) and editor of PLL: Papers on Language and Literature.

IMAN HANAFY is an Associate Professor of English literature in the Faculty of Arts at Benha University, Egypt. Her research has embraced different approaches to English literary criticism, including ecocriticism, ecofeminism, reader-response theory and cultural studies. She is the author of Deconstructing Dichotomies: An Ecocritical Analysis of William Goldings Lord of the Flies (2011) and Nature, Woman and the Eco-text: Self-Discovery in Emily Nasrallah’s Two Short Stories “The Cocoon“ and “The Butterfly” (2012). [End Page 597]

WALT HUNTER is Assistant Professor of...


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