Kathleen DeGuzman is an assistant professor of English at San Francisco State University, where she teaches courses in postcolonial literature and the novel. She received her PhD in English from Vanderbilt University in 2015 and is completing a book manuscript that compares the Anglophone Caribbean and Victorian Britain as archipelagic cultures with surprisingly similar approaches to literary form.
Jennifer Diann Jones is a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. Her PhD at the University of California at Davis examined the function of music in George Eliot’s novels; since then, her research has turned toward questions of the representation of medicine in nineteenth-century fiction. She is currently working on a book-length study on representations of anaesthesia, and has had work published/forthcoming in the George Eliot Review, Peer English, and Victoriographies.
Manya Lempert is an assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015, and is now completing the first book-length study of tragedy in the modernist period. Her work on tragedy and evolutionary biology is forthcoming in Twentieth-Century Literature.
Sydney Miller is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently working on her dissertation, tentatively titled, “Weather Ex Machina: Climatic Determinism and the Fiction of Causality in the Twentieth-Century Novel.”
Hyewon Shin is an associate professor in the Department of English at Korea University. She has published articles on American novels and Japanese animation for journals such as 미국소설 (American Fiction), 현대영미소설 (Modern Fiction in English), and Animation: an interdisciplinary journal. Her teaching and research interests include twentieth-century American novels, science fiction, postmodernism in East Asia, and comparative media studies.
Rafael Walker received his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has since taught as a postdoctoral fellow. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, and his work in this area has appeared in a number of venues. His essay on Nella Larsen recently won the Modern Language Association’s Crompton-Noll Award. At present, he is writing a book on early-twentieth-century American fiction, provisionally titled “Realism after Individualism: Women, Desire, and the Modern American Novel.” [End Page 578]