Benjamin Bergholtz, a doctoral candidate in the department of English at Louisiana State University, is currently completing his dissertation, "'Swallowing a World': Globalization and the Maximalist Novel." He has published articles on Alfred Hitchcock and Walker Percy.
Keith P. Feldman, assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. His current work in progress is titled "Patterns of Life: Raciality, Visuality, Global War."
Ambreen Hai, professor of English language and literature at Smith College, is the author of Making Words Matter: The Agency of Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. She has published articles on domestic servants in postcolonial literature, Indian Muslim women writers, the ethics of postcolonial memoir, and a range of concerns in South Asian diasporic and transnational fiction, as well as such colonial and postcolonial writers as Rudyard Kipling, E. M. Forster, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, and Bapsi Sidhwa. She is currently writing a book titled "Postcolonial Servitude: Domestic Servants in Contemporary Transnational and South Asian English Fiction."
Jessica Lewis Luck is associate professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino. She has published articles on Larry Eigner, Lisa Jarnot, Harryette Mullen, teaching avant-garde poetry, deaf poetics, and Sylvia Plath. Work in progress includes a monograph titled "Poetics of Cognition: Thinking through Experimental Poems," and chapters on the poetry of disability in The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary American Poetry and Karen Tei Yamashita in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita (MLA).
Daniel R. Mintz is director of Food Studies and an instructor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. He is currently working on a study of contemporary literary culture and the cultural capital of storytelling. [End Page 583]