Joel M. Childers is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University. He writes on literary criticism and the social sciences, with a particular interest in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Rita Felski is John Stewart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and the former editor of New Literary History. Her books include The Gender of Modernity (1995), Uses of Literature (2008), The Limits of Critique (2015), and Hooked: Art and Attachment (2020). She is currently writing a book about the relation between literary studies and the contemporary Frankfurt School.
Rebecca Ruth Gould teaches at the University of Birmingham, where she directs the ERC-funded Global Literary Theory project. Her books include Writers and Rebels (2016), Cityscapes (2019), The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020), Beautiful English (2021), and The Persian Prison Poem (2021). Her articles with Kayvan Tahmasebian have been published or are forthcoming in Modernism/Modernity and Representations.
David Kurnick works in the English Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he teaches the history of the novel and nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. He is the author of Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel (2012) and The Savage Detectives Reread (forthcoming).
John Lurz is Associate Professor in the English Department at Tufts University, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century British literature as well as literary theory. He published The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading in 2016, and his articles have appeared in journals such as Critical Inquiry, NOVEL, and the James Joyce Quarterly. He is currently working on a book entitled The Barthes Fantastic: Literature, Criticism, and the Practice of Language.
Ana Schwartz is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is completing her first book, American Settlement and the Making of Modern Sincerity and researching the second, a social history of the soul.
Kayvan Tahmasebian is a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He translates poetry and writes about the translational aspects of Iranian modernity. Currently he is working on a book manuscript entitled Modernity in Footnotes. With Rebecca Ruth Gould, he has coedited The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism (2020).
Eric Weiskott is Associate Professor of English at Boston College. He is the author of Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350–1650 (2021) and English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (2016). With Irina Dumitrescu, he edited The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History (2019).