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Pascale Antolin is Professor of American literature at Bordeaux Montaigne University in France. A specialist of American Modernism and Naturalism—she has published books and articles on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathanael West, Frank Norris, and Stephen Crane—she has now focused her research on illness in literature (autobiography and fiction) for several years and has published articles on the subject in French, European, and American journals.

Rachel A. Blumenthal is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Kokomo. Her other writing has appeared in ESQ, Callaloo, and Arab Studies Quarterly. Her current book project, “Engendering Perception: Psychology, Narrative, and Sensorial Politics in Nineteenth-Century America,” investigates an understudied archive of hospital captivity narratives to understand the proliferation of diagnostic categories in the nineteenth century that sought to account for strange affective experiences. Rachel was the project director of Thirteenth: Literature & Legacy, a 2017 reading and conversation series about race in the United States that was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana Humanities.

Marta Cerezo Moreno is Associate Professor of English at the UNED (Spain). Her main areas of interest and publications focus on contemporary English narrative in relation to Literary Gerontology and Disability Studies, and on Early Modern British Literature, especially Shakespearean drama. She has published articles on works by A. S. Byatt, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, John Banville, and Anne Tyler and also on Chaucer, Shakespeare, and the tragic hero on the Elizabethan stage. She has published two books about medieval and Renaissance literature and criticism.

Evie Kendal is a lecturer of Bioethics and Health Humanities at the Deakin University School of Medicine in Victoria, Australia. She is the author of Equal Opportunity and the Case for State Sponsored Ectogenesis (Palgrave, 2015) and co-editor of Teaching Medicine and Medical Ethics Using Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2017). Her research interests include ethical dilemmas in emerging reproductive biotechnologies, bio- and necropolitics, public health ethics, and the impact of representations of health professionals in popular culture on medical education and practice.

Sarah A. Kuczynski is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and poetry and poetics. The recipient of five years of funding through the Mellon Endowment for Graduate Support in the Humanities, she is currently completing a dissertation entitled “American Contentment (and Its Discontents).” [End Page 257]

S. A. Larson is a doctoral candidate in English at Emory University, where she is also pursuing a certificate in bioethics. She holds an MA in English from Emory University as well as a BS in Psychology and BA in English from Purdue University. Her research explores the intersection of twentieth-century American literature, disability studies, public health, medicine, and bioethics. She is currently writing a dissertation which uses hookworm as a case study to propose an exchange between the fields of literature and public health.

Sarah Nance is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy. Her scholarship examines the intersection of literature with the health humanities, and her current book project focuses on illness and temporality within contemporary poetry. She’s interested in the ways that experiences of illness affect perceptions of time, and how that relates to other embodied experiences such as violence. She holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA.

Woods Nash teaches medical humanities at the University of Houston and McGovern Medical School. His essays and poems have appeared in JAMA, Academic Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Medical Humanities, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and elsewhere. He is currently editing a collection on teaching Albert Camus’s The Plague in health humanities courses.

Nancy Pedri is Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Her major fields of research include word and image studies, photography in literature, and comics studies. She has edited several volumes, including one on photography in comics for Image & Narrative and another on mixed visual media in comics for ImageText. She has published many articles in her fields of interest, and her co-authored book, Focalization in Action, examines the focalization concept in a broad range of comics...


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