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JACOB BENDER has recently completed his PhD in English at the University of Iowa. His dissertation was entitled Latin Labyrinths, Celtic Knots: Modernism and the Dead in Irish and Latin American Literature. He also holds an MA in English from the University of Utah. He was born in Washington.

TISHA BROOKS is an Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Brooks’ interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching explores intersections between African American Literature, Women’s Studies and Religion. She is author of “Conflicted Journeys: Colonial and Missionary Crossings in Amanda Smith’s An Autobiography” and is currently at work on a book length study of spirituality and travel in the narratives of African American Women.

MOIRA E. CASEY holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut and is a professor in two departments at Miami University: English and Languages, Literatures, and Writing. She is also currently serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within Miami Regionals’ College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science. Dr. Casey has presented and published articles on various contemporary Irish writers, including Tana French, Roddy Doyle, Emma Donoghue, and Donal Ryan.

LYDIA CRAIG is a third-year PhD candidate in the Victorian Studies program at Loyola University Chicago, also serving as Assistant Director of LUC’s Writing Center. Her MA concentrated on Early Modern drama and Textual Studies. Craig’s ongoing dissertation project analyzes literary and cultural responses to social climbing in Victorian novels. Last year her chapter article, “Misogyny or Artistry?: Revisions to Two Conrad Heroines from Serial to First Edition” was published in Conrad: Critical Insights from Salem Press. [End Page 189]

CLAIRE MARRONE is a Professor of French and Italian at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Her publications include a book entitled Female Journeys: Autobiographical Expressions by French and Italian Women (Greenwood P, 2000) and numerous articles on women writers, autobiography, and the revolutionary periods in France and Italy.

Professor DENISE MINOR teaches courses in linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), and language pedagogy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at California State University, Chico. She received an MA in Spanish from California State University, San Francisco and a PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the University of California, Davis. In 2014 she and co-author Norma López-Burton published On Being a Language Teacher: A Personal and Practical Guide to Success with Yale University Press and in 2017 she published a memoir, No Screaming Jelly Beans: Trying to Pursue a Career While Raising a Son with Autism with Stansbury Publishing. She has published six articles in peer-reviewed publications and is currently writing a book about the history of the languages of North America.

MARTA WILKINSON is an Associate Professor of English at Wilmington College of Ohio, where she also serves as the Global Education director. Her background and training however are in Comparative Literature, primarily the 19th century urban settings, feminism and the family dynamic. She has published two books, Antigone’s Daughters: Family, Gender, Expression in the Modern Novel (2008) and a full-length translation of Delphine de Girardin’s 1836 novella, Balzac’s Cane.

DR. EVA ROA WHITE teaches English at IU Kokomo. Her research interests include Irish, British, and Anglophone literature as well as Galician literature and Immigration Studies. Her latest publications focus on contemporary Irish writer Roddy Doyle. [End Page 190]



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