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  • About the Contributors

Adam Barrows ( is Associate Professor in the English Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and directs Carleton's Disability Studies minor undergraduate program. He has published several books on time and twentieth-century literature and has won the Modern Fiction Studies Margaret Church Memorial Award.

Nolan Boyd ( is a fourth-year PhD candidate in English at Miami University. He previously earned a BA in English and Spanish from Davidson College in 2012 and an MA in English from Wake Forest University in 2014. He enjoys exploring gender and sexuality, queerness, and disability in literature and cinema. His previously published work is available in Disability & Society, Offscreen, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, and Science Fiction Studies.

Tova Cooper ( is Assistant Professor of Humanities at San Jose State University. Her book is titled The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education (2015). She has also published on autobiographical writing by Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Eastman, and Charles Reznikoff, and on Native American literature and history.

Anna Hinton ( is a PhD candidate in the English department at Southern Methodist University. She is currently writing a dissertation that examines themes of disability in black feminist writing and contemporary African American women's literature. She has contributed a chapter in the edited collection, Toni Morrison and Mothers/Mother-hood (2017).

Jennifer A. Janechek ( is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, The Conradian, Dickens Studies Annual, The Victorian, Literature/Film Quarterly, and Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts. Her current work explores how Victorian and modernist authors used infrasound to theorize an alternate means of hearing the printed word, producing new ontologies of sound that resist the binary of sound and silence.

Shaun May ( is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen (2015) and Rethinking Practice as Research and the Cognitive Turn (2015), and co-editor of a special issue of Performance Research on the topic of anthropomorphism. He was the Primary Investigator for the British Academy and Leverhulme funded project "Comedy on the Spectrum: Exploring Humour Production in Adolescents with Autism."

Daniel Ryan Morse ( is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his PhD from Temple University in 2014. His first book project, Radio Empire: Global Modernism at the BBC, draws on original archival research in the BBC archives to recover the BBC's role as a literary and cultural laboratory, [End Page 507] broadcasting a global version of modernism worldwide before it could be assimilated in England. Articles based on this research have appeared in Modernist Cultures and the Journal of Modern Literature. In 2013, he curated an exhibition on James Joyce at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, PA.

Erin Pritchard ( is Lecturer in Disability and Education at Liverpool Hope University and core member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies. Her research interests include cultural representations, stereotypes, access to the built environment, and Universal Design, with a specific focus on body size. Her research on dwarfism has appeared in The Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research and Geography Compass. Currently she is exploring the difficulties experienced by being a disabled female researcher when recruiting disabled men.

Joseph Valente ( is University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of English and Disability Studies at SUNY-Buffalo. His disability related work has appeared in The Journal of Religious and Cultural Theory, The Journal of Modern Literature, and The Modernism Handbook. His current book project is entitled Autism and Moral Authority in Modern Literature. [End Page 508]



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