Chloë Kitzinger is a Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows, and Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Humanistic Studies at Princeton University. Her research centers on the Russian and European novel. Her current book project uses the rich ground of Dostoevsky’s and Tolstoy’s major novels to explore the techniques that create and sustain the illusion of lifelike novelistic characters, and the outer limits of this illusion’s power to transform the novel’s reader.
Sabine Metzger teaches American literature at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and cultural studies at the Center of Applied Cultural Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Her PhD thesis on Eros and Morbid Artistry examines the interdependence of poiesis and existence in the oeuvre of John Hawkes. Her publications include articles on Gertrude Stein, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, and Vladimir Nabokov.
Katherina B. Kokinova’s research focuses mainly on authorial instructions and reader participation in Nabokov’s and Gombrowicz’s works. She is the editor of the Bulgarian translation of Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark (2013); a co-editor, with Bogdana Paskaleva, of the forthcoming special issue on reception theories of the e-journal Littera et Lingua; a co-editor, with Kamelia Spassova and Maria Kalinova, of a special issue of Literary newspaper on Nabokov (#23/2013). She has published scholarly articles on Kundera, Nabokov, and Gombrowicz in journals in Bulgaria as well as in edited volumes in Argentina and Poland.
Eric A. Goldman is Adjunct Professor of English at University of Connecticut-Storrs; his essays have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Studies in the Novel, a/b Auto/Biography Studies, Early American Literature, and Nabokov Studies. His current book in progress examines four American Renaissance authors’ dialogic treatment of conflicting scientific, religious, and philosophical languages about the mind in the nineteenth-century.
Didier Maleuvre is Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of several books on art and literature among which, more recently, The Horizon: A History of Our Infinite Longing (2011) and The Art of Civilization: A Bourgeois History (2016). [End Page vii]
Alessandra Tedesco holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Bologna, in Italy. Her research interests include Twentieth-Century and contemporary Anglo-American literature, postmodern literature, literary theory, geocriticism, philosophy, Vladimir Nabokov and David Foster Wallace. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature, seen as an interpretational key to actual social, economic and cultural aspects of the real world.
Sven Spieker teaches in the Comparative Literature Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in modern and contemporary art and literature, with an emphasis on Russia and East-Central Europe, and a special interest in issues related to documentary and knowledge production in art.
Jeffrey Meyers has published 53 books and 925 articles on art, film, and modern American, English and European literature. His wide range of interests include bibliography, editing, literary criticism, and biography. He is a specialist in archival research and has discovered the FBI file on Hemingway, love letters by Hemingway, and important literary manuscripts by Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound and Roy Campbell. A distinguished biographer, he is the author of several works of criticism on T.E. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell and Robert Lowell; lives of Katherine Mansfield, Wyndham Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Lowell, D.H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, Edgar Poe, Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Robert Frost, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, George Orwell, Errol Flynn and Sean Flynn, Somerset Maugham, Modigliani, Samuel Johnson, Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, and John Huston. He has also published Fiction and the Colonial Experience, Painting and the Novel, A Fever at the Core, Married to Genius, Homosexuality and Literature, D.H. Lawrence and the Experience of Italy, Disease and the Novel, Graham Greene: A Revaluation, Hemingway: Life into Art, Privileged Moments, Impressionist Quartet, Remembering Iris Murdoch and Thomas Mann’s Artist-Heroes and The Mystery of the Real. He has edited two collections of original essays on biography.
Jack Livings is the author of The Dog: Stories, the winner of the 2015 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize. [End Page viii]