Ross Hair, senior lecturer in American studies at the University of East Anglia, is the author of Brilliant Absence: Pursuing the Kingfisher in the Work of Hans Waanders (Uniformbooks, 2019), Avant-Folk: Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Present (Liverpool UP, 2016) and Ronald Johnson’s Modernist Collage Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is co-editor with Thomas Ruys Smith of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music: “America Changed through Music” (Routledge, 2016).
Richard Hardack is an independent scholar and author of Not Altogether Human: Pantheism and the Dark Nature of the American Renaissance (Massachusetts UP, 2012). He has published articles on transcendentalism, postmodernism, African American studies, corporate personhood, human rights, critical race theory, slavery, narratology, gender studies, environmental literature and studies. He is working on two books, “New and Improved: The Zero-Sum Game of Corporate Personhood” and “Coming between Africa and America: Transcendentalism and the Transcendence of Race, from Emerson and Morrison.”
Jap-Nanak Kaur Makkar, assistant professor of English at Wilkes University, has written a review essay on N. Katherine Hayles, Mark Hansen, and trends in media and technology theory (forthcoming in boundary 2). She is currently writing a book on postcolonial literature, uneven development, and the history of technology.
Elizabeth Callaway is a postdoctoral fellow in the Digital Matters Lab in the Marriott Library at the University of Utah and affiliated faculty with the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program. She has published articles on the environmental humanities, ecocriticism, and new media studies. She is currently at work on a book titled “Eden’s Endemics: Narratives of Biodiversity on Earth and Beyond” under contract at University of Virginia Press.
Caren Irr, professor of English at Brandeis University, is the author of Toward the Geopolitical Novel: US Fiction in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia UP, 2013), Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright (Iowa UP, 2010), and The Suburb of Dissent: Cultural Politics in the US and Canada during the 1930s (Duke UP, 1998). She is also the editor of On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization, co-editor Ian Buchanan (State U of New York P, 2006), and Rethinking the Frankfurt School: Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique, co-editor Jeff Nealen (State U of New York P, 2002). She is the author of articles on environmental literature and contemporary fiction, and is editing a collection titled “A Literary History of Plastic.”