- Notes on Contributors
Gila Ashtor received her PhD from Tufts University (2016). Her research areas include queer and affect theory, psychoanalysis, trauma and gender studies and twentieth-century American literature. She is currently at work on a book-length project on the metapsychological foundations of contemporary critical theory. She is a candidate in psychoanalytic training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City.
Amanda Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan and a member of the Michigan Society of Fellows. She is currently working on a book project entitled, Between the Union and the Police: Railway Labor, Race and Masculinity in the Second British Empire, 1848–1928.
Melinda Cooper is Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Life as Surplus (University of Washington Press 2008) and Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (Zone Books 2017).
Diletta De Cristofaro
Diletta De Cristofaro is Lecturer in English at De Montfort University Leicester. Her main research interests include contemporary North American and British fiction, utopias and dystopias, narrative theory, philosophies of time, literary and critical theory, and the Anthropocene in literature. She has published on Jim Crace, the Anthropocene, and Cormac McCarthy, and is editing a special issue on the Literature of the Anthropocene for C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings.
Adam Haaga is a PhD candidate in the Philosophy Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he is working on a dissertation on the middle Schelling's relation to Plato's dialogical works, focusing on Schelling's turn to mythic or poetized thinking as a methodological means to address the philosophic limits of conceptual thinking.
Stefan Mattessich teaches English at Santa Monica College. In 2002, he published a monograph on Thomas Pynchon, Lines of Flight, which was a finalist for the MLA First Book Award. His articles on contemporary literature and culture have appeared in Angelaki, Theory & Event, differences, and New Literary History as well as Postmodern Culture, among other places.
Graham J. Matthews
Graham J. Matthews is Assistant Professor of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Will Self and Contemporary British Society (2015), Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism (2012), co-editor of Violence and the Limits of Representation (2013), and has contributed to various journals including Modern Fiction Studies, Textual Practice, and Modern Language Review.
Emily Sibley is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. She is currently completing her dissertation, “Uncivil Tongues: Genealogies of Adab in Modern Arabic Literature,” which examines how satire, protest, and incivility are central to an expanded view of literary practices in modern Arabic literature. Her research interests include print cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and theories of world literature. She received the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities for 2017–2018.