Ryan Ku earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with an Emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California, Irvine, and is the inaugural Postdoctoral Associate in Asian American Studies in the Department of English at Duke University. A theorist of Asian diaspora, Southeast Asian, and multiethnic American literatures after World War II, he intersects ethnic, postcolonial, and sexuality studies by tracing the contradictions of the U.S. as a nation to its traumatic history of imperialism in the Philippines, which has rendered the Filipino structurally queer. His comparative scholarly practice would not be possible without critical theory, including psychoanalysis.
Christine Maksimowicz is currently working on a book that moves between memoir, fiction, and theory to explore class-based injury in her own past and in the larger culture. Past publications include essays on Alice Munro in the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, and Elena Ferrante in The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Christine is a book review editor for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. She has been an American Psychoanalytic Association Fellow and a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies. Past awards include the CORST Essay Prize in Psychoanalysis & Culture by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Silberger Award. Christine presently divides her time between facilitating writing groups for clinicians and creative writers, one-on-one work with writers, and training as an analytic candidate at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.
Jeffrey Meyers has had thirty-three books translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets and published on six continents. His recent publications include: Remembering Iris [End Page 199] Murdoch in 2013, Thomas Mann's Artist-Heroes in 2014, Robert Lowell in Love and The Mystery of the Real: Correspondence with Alex Colville in 2016. Resurrections: Authors, Heroes—and a Spy was published in 2018.
Jamil Mustafa is a professor in the English Studies Department at Lewis University, where he teaches and writes about the Gothic, Victorian culture, and the horror film. He hosted the 2019 meeting of the International Gothic Association. His most recent publications include work on neo-Gothic vampires, the poetry of Oscar Wilde, the Scottish Gothicism of Sir Walter Scott, neo-Victorian masculinity, and Ray Bradbury's use of the Gothic and the carnivalesque. His chapters have appeared in Neo-Gothic Narratives (Anthem, 2020), Gothic Britain (University of Wales Press, 2018), Wilde's Other Worlds (Routledge, 2018), and The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural (McFarland, 2016). His articles have appeared in Humanities (2020), The New Ray Bradbury Review (2019), Neo-Victorian Studies (2018), Cabinet de Fées (2007), and Studies in the Humanities (2005). Forthcoming are chapters in The Queer Gothic (Edinburgh University Press), Middle Eastern Gothics (University of Wales Press), and a monograph on the horror film.
Leonardo Niro is a lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, where he directs the MA in Psychoanalytic Studies and leads the Research Group in History of Psychoanalysis.
Diane O'Donoghue is the Director of the Program for Public Humanities and on the faculty of Tufts University and its Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. She is Visiting Professor of Public Humanities at Brown University and chairs the Division of Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she is a scholar member. Aspects of her research focus on the role of visual cultures, including those informed by archaeology, on early psychoanalytic constructions. Her work on this area has received the Loewenberg (formerly CORST), Deutsch, and Silberger Prizes, and her book, On Dangerous Ground: Freud's Visual Cultures of the Unconscious (Bloomsbury, 2019) was the recipient of the Robert S. Liebert Award. [End Page 200]
Daniel Rancour-Laferriere is Emeritus Professor of Russian at the University of California, Davis, and currently lives in El Cerrito, California. In addition to over eighty articles and book chapters, he has authored thirteen books, including: The Slave Soul of Russia (1995; Moscow Russian edition Рабская душа Poccuu, 1996); Tolstoy's Quest for God (2007); The Sign of the Cross: From Golgotha to Genocide (2011); and Imagining Mary...