Derek Beaudry is a doctoral candidate in the Hispanic and Portuguese Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American literature and film, with a particular focus on Brazil and Mexico. He has a forthcoming article regarding the fiction of José Revueltas in the Latin American Literary Review.
Richard Block is an Associate Professor in Germanics at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Spell of Italy: Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction to Goethe and Echoes of a Queer Messianic: From "Frankenstein" to "Brokeback Mountain."
Nibras Chehayed finished his PhD in philosophy in early 2018 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. His thesis aims to consider the writing of the body in Nietzsche's and Derrida's philosophies and, more precisely, between them, by studying the "corporization" of the writing and the "textualization" of the corporeity. Now, he is studying the representations of the bodies and the metamorphoses they undergo in a war context.
Renee Hudson is an Assistant Professor of Latinx Literature in the English Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A former University of California Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSD, she is currently at work on a project that considers the hemispheric role of revolution in shaping U.S. literature.
Shaun Irlam is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at SUNY Buffalo. He grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and came to the United States in 1985 to pursue his PhD in Comparative Literature at the Humanities Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is currently conducting research on representations of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This project focuses on genocide and representation through works of nonfiction, literature, and film in the context of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Congo.
Keren Omry is Assistant Professor of American Studies and currently an honorary fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She works on theorizing the contemporary, science fiction and posthumanism, transnationalism and post-9/11 aesthetics, and African American literature. Her main important publications include Cross-Rhythms: Jazz Esthetics in African American Literature (Continuum, 2008); "Bodies and Digital Discontinuities: Posthumanism, Fractals, and Popular Music in the Digital Age" (2016), and "A Capital Alternative: Alternativity and Fiction in 21st c. Capitalism" (2016).
John Paul Ricco is Professor of Comparative Literature, Art History, and Visual Culture at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Logic of the Lure (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and The Decision between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes (University of Chicago Press, 2014). Recent articles include "The Commerce of Anonymity" in Qui Parle and chapters in the collections Nancy and the Political (Edinburgh University Press, 2015); Porn Archives (Duke University Press, 2014); and W. J. T. Mitchell's Image Theory (Routledge, 2016). He is currently completing a monograph titled The Intimacy of the Outside, Not Beyond, of which his writing on Moonlight will be a part.
Roshaya Rodness is a senior doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Her dissertation addresses recent movements in queer theory with a special focus on cinema, poststructuralist ethics, and the nonhuman. She has published in Canadian Literature, Chiasma: A Site for Thought, and World Picture on topics that include contemporary film, indigenous authorship, postcontinental philosophy, and dream theories.
W. Andrew Shephard is a PhD candidate in English literature at Stanford University. He will begin a position as Assistant Professor in African American Literature at the University of Utah in the fall of 2019. His current research project focuses on African American speculative fiction authors and their engagements with history. He is also the author of the chapter "Afrofuturism of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" in the recently published Cambridge History of Science Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Anthony Sze-Fai Shiu is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He has published essays in Extrapolation, the Journal of Popular Culture, MELUS, and...