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Anna M. Brígido-Corachán is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of València (Spain). Her research interests include contemporary Native/Indigenous American literature and media, politics of representation in US literature and film, new social movements, critical pedagogies, and digital storytelling. Her work has appeared in a variety of academic journals and volumes, and she is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the reconfigurations of history and space in contemporary Indigenous American novels across the US/Mexico border.

Thomas B. Byers is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Louisville and Profesor Honorífico at the Complutense University of Madrid. He specializes in contemporary US literature, film and culture. He is the author of What I Cannot Say: Self, Word, and World in Whitman, Stevens, and Merwin (Illinois 1989) and of articles in Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, Cultural Critique (with Laura Bartlett), Arizona Quarterly and many other venues. He has been a Visiting Professor in Denmark, Brazil, Ukraine, Peru, Italy, and France (Chaire DuPront, University of Paris IV). For twelve years he directed the US Department of State Study of the US Seminar on Contemporary American Literature.

Vicent Cucarella-Ramon, PhD, is currently an Adjunct Lecturer of English at University of València. His research interests focus mainly on African-American and African-Canadian literatures. He has recently published his first book titled Sacred Femininity and the Politics of Affect in African American Women's Fiction (PU València 2018). His articles on black female writers such as Hannah Crafts, Bernice McFadden, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Djanet Sears, and Esi Edugyan appear in journals including Raudem, Canada and Beyond, and International Journal of English Studies, among others.

Ana Fernández-Caparrós is Lecturer of English at the University of València (Spain). Her academic interests include American drama and culture, contemporary theatrical practices, and adaptation and reception studies. She is the author of El teatro de Sam Shepard en el Nueva York de los sesenta (PUV 2015), and she is the co-editor of the collection of essays Poéticas por venir, políticas del duelo (Verbum 2014) and of the Special Issue of Complutense Journal of English Studies "Staging the Sounds of a Nation: The Poetic Soundscapes of the USA" (2015). She has published articles in Contemporary Theatre Review, Atlantis, JCDE, and South Atlantic Review.

Elena Ortells Montón is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies at the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló, Spain. She has published articles in Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Atlantis, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, and CLELE, among other journals. Her books include La verdadera historia del cautiverio y la restitución de Mary Rowlandson. Traducción, estudio crítico y notas (2008), Truman Capote, un camaleón ante el espejo (2009), and Prisioneras de salvajes. Relatos y confesiones de mujeres cautivas de indios norteamericanos (2012).

Laura de la Parra Fernández is a third year PhD candidate in English at Complutense University of Madrid. Her research is fully funded by a four-year fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on representations of female madness in WWII and Cold War British and US fiction. She has been a visiting researcher at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at Harvard University.

David Río is Professor of American Literature at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). He is the author of El proceso de la violencia en la narrativa de Robert Penn Warren (1995), Robert Laxalt: The Voice of the Basques in American Literature (2007), and New Literary Portraits of the American West: Contemporary Nevada Fiction (2014). He has co-edited Aztlán: Ensayos sobre literatura chicana (2001), American Mirrors: (Self) Reflections and (Self) Distortions (2005), Exploring the American Literary West (2006), Beyond the Myth (2011), The Neglected West (2012), and A Contested West (2013). Río also coordinates an international research group (REWEST) specializing in the literature and culture of the American West.



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