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Colin Beineke is a professor of English at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he teaches courses in the liberal arts and sequential arts programs. His writings have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, ImageText, The International Journal of Comic Art, and INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society.

Alexander Beringer is an associate professor of English at the University of Montevallo where he teaches and researches 19th century American literature, visual culture, and comics. His work has appeared in a variety of journals including Arizona Quarterly and American Literature.

Mike Borkent is a Lecturer in the Arts Studies in Research and Writing program at the University of British Columbia. He recently completed a federally funded postdoctoral fellowship with Bart Beaty at the University of Calgary. He specializes in the study of North American multimodal literatures (especially visual poetry and comics), cognitive poetics, and Canadian Literatures. He has published several articles and reviews in Visible Language, Cognitive Linguistics, Canadian Literature, and Literature & Translation, and edited the collection Language and the Creative Mind with Barbara Dancygier and Jennifer Hinnell.

Sean Guynes is a cultural historian, critic, and writer who lives in Ann Arbor, MI. He is author of the forthcoming book Starship Troopers (Auteur Publishing), co-editor of the Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies book series for University of Nebraska Press, two journal special issues, and several books—including Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (The Ohio State University Press, 2020)—and editor of SFRA Review.

Jeffery Klaehn holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Strathclyde. More information about his research can be found at:

Martha Kuhlman is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University where she teaches courses on the graphic novel, Central European literature, and critical theory. She coedited The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing is a Way of Thinking with the University Press of Mississippi (2010) with Dave Ball. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture, European Comic Art, and the International Journal of Comic Art. She has contributed chapters to the Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, The Cambridge Guide to the Graphic Novel, and the MLA volume Approaches to Teaching the Graphic Narrative, among other works. Her article "The Avant-garde Aesthetic of Vojtěch Mašek" will appear as a chapter in Comics of the New Europe, co-edited by Jose Alaniz (U of Washington), and will be published in 2020 by Leuven University Press. The book includes essays on comics from the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, the former East Germany, Romania, Poland, Hungary, and Ukraine.

Sam Langsdale is a Lecturer in Philosophy & Religion at the University of North Texas. Her interests include feminisms, contemporary critical theory, and women in popular culture. She has a number of publications on film and on comics and is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume Monstrous Women in Comics, to be published by the University of Mississippi Press.

Rachel R. Miller is a feminist media scholar and PhD candidate at The Ohio State University. She was formerly the assistant editor for Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society. Her current project, The Girls' Room: Bedroom Culture, Girl Collectors, and the Ephemeral Archive examines the exchanges between third-wave feminist grassroots media like zines and self-published comics and mainstream, girl-oriented mass culture in the 1990s. You can visit her online at

Paul Williams is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Exeter in the UK. His next book Dreaming the Graphic Novel: The Novelization of Comics will be published by Rutgers University Press in January 2020.



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