Maximilian Alvarez is a dual-PhD candidate in the Departments of Comparative Literature and History at the University of Michigan. He received his BA in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil in Russian Literature from the University of Bristol, U.K. He is currently the senior acting Graduate Student Representative on the advisory board for the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).
Jonathan E. Abel is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Penn State University. His current project is a history of new media in Japanese culture from late 19th century stereoscopic photography in Yokohama to post March 2011 disaster twitter novels about Fukushima.
Susan Andrade is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Her book on gender politics, public sphere politics, and women’s literary traditions, The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988, was published by Duke UP (2011). She guest-edited a special double issue on comparative African fiction for the journal NOVEL in 2008. She co-edited Atlantic Cross-Currents/Transatlantiques (Africa World Press, 2001). In December 2011 she organized a conference at Pitt on anglophone Asian novels. Her ongoing work was supported by a senior scholar Fulbright-Nehru award to India in 2014. She is currently writing about realism and modernism in novels from Africa and South Asia. She’s a member of the MLA Division on African literatures pre-1990, and she serves on the editorial boards of Ariel and Research in African Literatures.
Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Penn State, where she also teaches in the Global & International Studies major. Trained in Latin American and African literatures, she works on questions of genre, trans-regional comparison, and large-scale frameworks including World Literature and the Global South. She is currently completing a manuscript on novels about dictators in Latin American and African literatures. Essays, reviews, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in the Latin American Literary Review, Global South, Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, PMLA, and the collection Unmasking the African Dictator: Essays on Postcolonial African Literature.
Gabeba Baderoon is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she co-directs the African Feminist Initiative with Alicia Decker. She is the author of Regarding Muslims: from Slavery to Post-apartheid (Wits, 2014) and the poetry collections The Dream in the Next Body and A hundred silences. She is a member of the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund, and is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University.
Kanika Batra is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. She specializes in Postcolonial literature and has interests in Globalization, Urban Studies, Feminism, and Queer Studies. Her articles have appeared in the journals African and Black Diaspora, Callaloo, Feminist Review, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Interventions. In 2001 she published a book-length study of Caribbean poetry for the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India. Her book, Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama, published by Routledge in 2011, received TTU’s President’s Book of the Year Award (second place) in 2012. She is currently working on a manuscript titled “Postcolonial Counterpublics: Genders and Sexualities in Print.”
Thomas O. Beebee (conference organizing committee) is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature and German at the Pennsylvania State University. His most recent monograph is Transmesis: Inside Translation’s Black Box. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Comparative Literature Studies and of the series with Bloomsbury Press, “Literatures as World Literature.” He is also president of the Association of Departments and Programs of Comparative Literature.
Alexander Beecroft is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of An Ecology of World Literature (Verso, 2015), and of Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and China (Cambridge, 2010). His next project, under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, is titled A Global History of Literature. He is also the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Comparative Literature Association.
Michele Prettyman Beverly is a scholar of film, media and African American film and visual culture and Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Mercer University. She is also a contributor and founding member of the editorial board for liquid blackness. She has a forthcoming publication in Black Camera and curates film content for film festivals.
Morgan Bozick is a Lecturer in the Comparative Literature Department at the Pennsylvania State University, where she specializes in medieval and early modern literature, with secondary interests in gender and literary theory. Her current research examines gendered constructs within historicized social structures in early British literature (Anglo-Saxon through Shakespeare), with particular interest in narratives of destructive queens.
Juliana Chapman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State University and an Affiliate of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University. Her primary research interests are medieval and renaissance literature and culture, musicology, book history, and interdisciplinary studies. Her recent scholarship includes an essay on music theory in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, “Melodye and Noyse: an Aesthetic of Musica in The Knight’s Tale and The Miller’s Tale” (Studies in Philology, Fall 2015), and current projects on Spenser, Beowulf, and Dante, respectively.
Brigid Cohen is Assistant Professor of Music at New York University. Her research and teaching center on twentieth-century musical avant-gardes, postcolonial studies, cultural theory, migration and diaspora, cosmopolitanism, jazz, and intersections of music, the visual arts, and literature. Her book Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora turns to the case of one German-Jewish émigré composer to explore how dilemmas of migration and cultural plurality shaped modernist movements from the Bauhaus to bebop to Black Mountain College. She is currently in the early stages of writing her second book, Musical Migration and the Global City: New York, 1947-1965, which explores questions of displacement and citizenship in the early Cold War through a study of New York concert avant-gardes, electronic music, jazz, and performance art.
Lauren M. Cramer is Assistant Professor of Film and Screen Studies at Pace University in New York City and a founding member of liquid blackness. Her current research project, “A Hip-Hop Joint: Thinking Architecturally about Blackness,” maps the spatiality of black visual culture. She has published in Film Criticism, In Media Res, and liquid blackness and has a forthcoming article on the Black cinematic archive in Black Camera.
Soelve Curdts is a Junior Professor in the Department of English and American Studies at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, where her dissertation won the biennial award for the best dissertation in comparative literature. She has held fellowships from, among others, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Studienstiftung, the DAAD, and the Fulbright Commission. She has published on Wordsworth, Dostoevsky, Baudelaire, Turgenev, and T.S. Eliot, among others; her current work includes a book project on (re-) interpretations of intertextuality in The Waste Land.
Jonathan P. Eburne (conference organizing committee) is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Penn State. He is Past President of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present and founding co-editor of ASAP/Journal. He is the author of Surrealism and the Art of Crime (Cornell UP, 2008) and is completing a book entitled Outsider Theory.
Caroline Eckhardt (conference organizing committee) is Professor of Comparative Literature and English, and Director of the School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, at Penn State. She is a medievalist with research interests in historiographical narrative and manuscript studies. Her most recent article, in the spirit of extra-disciplinarity, concerns a “lost” 15th-century legal document bound into a chronicle manuscript.
Erica Edwards is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in African American literature, gender and sexuality, and black political culture. She is the author of Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), which won the Modern Language Asosciation’s 12th annual William Sanders Scarborough prize. Her work, published in such journals as American Quarterly, Callaloo, American Literary History, and Black Camera, shows how contemporary African American literature challenges us to think in new ways about the relationships between African American narrative, American popular culture, and the contemporary history of black politics and black social movements. Professor Edwards is currently at work on a book on African American literature and the War on Terror.
Robert Edwards is Department Head in Comparative Literature and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn State University. He specializes in Medieval Literature with particular interests in Chaucer, Boccaccio, continental and Latin literary relations, medieval authorship and literary culture, Book History, and Textual Studies.
Amy Elias is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the principal founder of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, served as President, Past President, and secretary for that organization, and hosted the association’s launch conference in Knoxville in 2009. She is also the founding co-editor of ASAP’s scholarly publication, ASAP/Journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Her book Sublime Desire: History and Post-1960s Fiction (2002) won the George and Barbara Perkins Prize from the International Society for the Study of Narrative, and she is currently completing a book Dialogue at the End of the World: Art and the Commons, about dialogue as an ethical and artistic practice across the arts after 1950.
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her current project focuses on the intersections of grassroots cultural activism, avant-garde performance, and international politics during the Civil Rights Movement. Her work has appeared in publications such as PMLA, American Studies in Scandinavia, Undead Souths, and Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture.
Gloria Fisk is Assistant Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Reader, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, MLA Approaches to Teaching Orhan Pamuk, n+1, and New Literary History. Her first book, Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature, is under review.
Tatiana Flores is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and an affiliate of the Critical Caribbean Studies Program at Rutgers University. A specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American art, she is the author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013), which received the 2014 Humanities Book Prize awarded by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. Professor Flores is also active as an independent curator and art critic.
Njeri Githere is Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies from Penn State in 2004. She is the author of Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women’s Writing (University of Illinois Press, 2014), as well as numerous journal articles.
Eric Hayot is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies and Director of the Center for Humanities and Information at Penn State University. He is the author of several books, including Chinese Dreams; The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pain; On Literary Worlds; and The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities. He also edits a book series, “Global Asias.” He has published essays on contemporary fiction and poetry, often but not always considering texts involving Asia and the United States, and on virtual worlds and online games.
Nozomi Irei is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Southern Utah University. Her current research interests include poetry and poetics, drama, genre and mode theory, literary theory, and Continental philosophy, among others. She has published articles on Heidegger and poetry; Celan’s poetry; Donne’s sermons; and Silko’s fiction. Her article on Silko, Deleuze and Guttari is forthcoming in symploke. Work-in-progress includes Eternal Risk, a book exploring the status of literature, incorporating texts by Mallarmé, Rilke, Celan, Mishima, Blanchot, Deleuze and Guattari, Heidegger, Bataille, Nietzsche, Kuki, and others.
Rose Jolly is Weiss Chair of the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights at Penn State University. She has published in the fields of South African literature and culture, postcolonial theory, and the critical medical humanities. Her work has involved mixed quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She is particularly experienced in qualitative analysis of oral testimony and tools of qualitative research that involve embodied gesture in addition to conventional verbalization. She welcomes contacts from those interested in the nexus of gender, race and state-sponsored aggression in contexts of colonization and related structural violence, and the rhetoric of attempts at intergenerational peace-building in the wake of such violence, are welcome to contact her.
Charles P. (“Chip”) Linscott is on the editorial board of liquid blackness and teaches at Ohio University. He has published in liquid blackness, In Media Res, the anthology At the Crossroads: Readings of Postcolonial and the Global in African Literature and Visual Art (Africa World Press, 2014), and has forthcoming pieces in several issues of Black Camera. Chip’s book project, Sonic Overlook: Blackness between Sound and Image, explores black sonicity in relation to black visuality.
Marissa López is Associate Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is Associate Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA; she is also chair of the Modern Language Association’s Division Executive Committee on Chicana/o Literature. She is the author of Chicano Nations (NYU 2011), which addresses how Chicano literature, from the nineteenth – twenty-first centuries, represents the nation. Her work has appeared in American Literary History, MELUS, Journal of American Studies, and other leading journals.
Adhira Mangalagiri is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. She is currently completing her dissertation, “Twin Souls: Colonial Violence in China-India Literary Encounters (1900-1947),” as a Fellow at the UChicago Franke Institute for the Humanities. “Twin Souls” conducts theoretically-engaged readings of Chinese and Hindi texts, uncovering the generative potential of antagonism, enmity, and colonial violence in crafting China-India literary dialogue. In 2015, she received the ACLA Horst Frenz Prize for her paper “Worlding Theory: Language as a New Possibility in Literary Theory” (forthcoming in The Yearbook of Comparative Literature). She currently serves as Graduate Student Representative on the ACLA advisory board.
Sergio Delgado Moya is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and the author of Delirious Consumption: Aesthetics and Consumer Capitalism in Mexico and Brazil, 1950s-1970s, forthcoming with the University of Texas Press. He is co-editor of Conceptual Stumblings, a volume on experimental art in Chile (forthcoming 2017). He is currently engaged in a long term project on violence and the discourse of sensationalism in Latin American literature and visual arts from Mexico and Chile. His academic writing is published in Film Criticism, Revista Hispanica Moderna, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Review: Literature and art of the Americas, and Frieze Magazine, with forthcoming contributions to the Handbook of International Futurism and a volume titled The Internet as Contestatory Medium. He has been active in the ARTS@DRCLAS program and is curator of El hambre de mi corazón, an installation of Raul Zurita’s monumental poetry currently on view in the offices of the center. He teaches courses on the U.S. Mexico borderlands; on sensationalism and the impact of violence on Mexican and Chilean literature and art; on the Mexican revolution, the avant-gardes, mass media and literature, and on translation.
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is a Research Associate at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Most recently, she is the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to conduct research in India, where she is affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi. When the weather is warm, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Links to her writings can be found on her website www.homosumhumani.com. Her current research project focusses on “frontier migration,” a concept she formulated to analyze the move of people, capital, and ideas from a “developed” economy to a “developing” economy. “Highly-skilled” migrants are moving from more “developed” countries such as the U.S. to the “developing” economies of China, India, and South Africa. She asks why these frontier migrants are heading to the “global South” and examines the “cultural time zones” – another concept she formulated – in which they work, live, and socialize in their new homes.
Mich Yonah Nyawalo is Assistant Professor and Director of the Honors Program in the Department of English and Humanities at Shawnee State University, where he teaches comparative literature and other courses. He has lived and studied in Kenya, Uganda, France, and Sweden in addition to the U.S. His areas of specialization include African literatures, media studies, hip-hop music, postcolonial criticism, and globalization studies.
Lea Pao is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at Penn State University, where she is studying modern and contemporary poetry and poetics. Her research focuses on aesthetic and scientific relations between the collection, organization, and representation of information and data, and how we might read and interpret poetry as a practice of information. The languages she works in include English and German, as well as Chinese, Russian, and Latin. She has published translations of Chinese poetry into German in various print and online venues and in book form.
Crystal Parikh is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author of An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture (2009), which won the MLA Prize in U.S. Latina & Latino and Chicana & Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, Writing Human Rights: Minor Literature and the Global Politics of Culture (forthcoming 2017), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (2015).
Amy Patterson is a faculty member in composition and communication at Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin. She is pursuing her PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) at Clemson University.
Alessandra Raengo is Associate Professor of Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University and coordinator of liquid blackness, a research project on blackness and aesthetics (www.liquidblackness.com). She is the author of On the Sleeve of the Visual: Race as Face Value (Dartmouth College Press, 2013) and of Critical Race Theory and Bamboozled (Bloomsbury Press, October 2016).
Ayesha Ramachandran is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, where she focuses on the literature and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, primarily on Europe’s relations with an expanding world. She received her PhD from Yale in Renaissance Studies, is a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows, and previously taught at Stony Brook University. Her first book, The Worldmakers (University of Chicago Press, 2015) was the winner of the 2015 Founders’ Prize awarded by the Sixteenth Century Studies Association. She has also published articles on Spenser, Lucretius, Tasso, Petrarch, Montaigne, on postcolonial drama and on the history of religious fundamentalism in various journals and volumes including Spenser Studies, MLN, Forum Italicum and Anglistik. Together with Melissa Sanchez, she is the co-editor of a special issue of Spenser Studies on “Spenser and The Human.” She is currently working on a new book manuscript tentatively entitled, Petrarch’s Fragments: A History of Lyric Thinking.
Margaret Ronda is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of California-Davis, where she teaches courses in American poetry and environmental literature and theory. She is completing a critical study of post-1945 American poetry and ecological crisis entitled Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End.
Aaron Rosenberg is Profesor Investigador Titular (Associate Professor) in the Centro de Estudios de Asia y África at El Colegio de México where he teaches African literature and oversees the Swahili language program. He has published on African song and literature in Research in African Literatures, Wasafiri, The Journal of African Cultural Studies,The Journal of The African Literature Association, and Estudios de Asia y África, among other journals. The manuscript of his book-length work, Leaving My Parents´ Homestead: Verbal Art Performing Gender in Tanzania and Beyond, is under review and his latest book, The Face of Infinity: Popular Representations of Death in Africa and Mexico, exploring “inherent” hypertextual links between narrative and visual art in Mexican and African contexts and their implications for the study of organic philosophy, is presently under draft preparation.
Lisa Ruch is Professor of English and Communications and Chair of the Liberal Studies Department at Bay Path University, where she teaches courses in writing, literature, and the humanities. Her current research focuses on the intersections of history and literature in medieval chronicles.
Shingo Saito is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University, having received his PhD in Mathematics from University College London. He is interested in actuarial science as well as in such topics in pure mathematics as classical real analysis and number theory with a combinatorial flavor.
Charlotta Salmi is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of English, University of Birmingham. She earned her PhD from the University of Oxford in 2013. Her current work focuses on protest, activism and social justice in global graphic narratives.
Esra Mirze Santesso specializes in postcolonial theory and literature with an emphasis on diasporic and immigrant narratives. Her book, Disorientation: Muslim Identity in Contemporary Anglophone Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), investigates the extent to which the questions and theories of postcolonial identity can be applied to Muslim subjects living in the West. She has published articles in numerous edited collections and journals such as Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research, The Comparatist, and Postcolonial Text. Her interview with Orhan Pamuk appeared in PMLA.
Anna Santucci is a member of Brown University’s Open Graduate Education Program, which supports selected students who want to pursue careers that cross disciplinary boundaries: she has thus recently completed an MA in Theater Arts and Performance Studies while also being a PhD candidate in Italian Studies. Her doctoral dissertation project focuses on the intersections between performance and second language acquisition and on the design of courses that integrate the theater arts and the teaching of foreign language and culture. Anna also holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Nottingham (UK) and a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Padua (Italy); she has presented, published and collaborated on various projects on pedagogy, theater, and adaptation. She has taught at Brown for several years and served as a Teaching Consultant at the Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. In AY 2016-17 she is a Visiting International Scholar at Dickinson College.
Shuang Shen is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at Penn State University. She specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, Asian diaspora and Asian American literature, global anglophone literature, and modern Chinese literature. She is the author of Cosmopolitan Publics: Anglophone Print Culture in Semi-Colonial Shanghai (Rutgers, 2009) and is currently working on a project that studies Cold War literary transnationalism in the Asia Pacific.
Keiko Shimojo is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University. She received her M.A. in English from SUNY Albany and her Ph.D. in Literature from Fukuoka Women’s University. Her main research focus is on financial philosophies in American literature.
Patricia Sobral was educated in Brazil and the United States. She is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, where she specializes in arts integration and language acquisition, and in contemporary narratives of the displaced—immigrants, refugees and exiles. She integrates the arts (performing, visual, digital and literary) into her courses in both English and Portuguese to enhance language acquisition, textual comprehension, deepen cultural awareness, and demonstrate how the arts can promote change. She is author of three books.
Nicole Sparling is Associate Professor in World Literature and Chair of the Department of English at Central Michigan University. She specializes in comparative studies of North and South American cultural production and, more specifically, in the literature of the twentieth century written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese from these regions. Much of her research uses feminist frameworks to explore the function of genres, epistemologies, and disciplines in shaping truth claims. Her most recent publications include: “Mothers of Afrolatinidad: Dislocating New World Identities in Latino/a Studies and African American Studies”; “Deauthorizing Anthropologies and ‘Authenticating’ Landscapes in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Diamela Eltit’s El cuarto mundo”; and “Entre lo físico y lo metafísico: una interpretación alquímica deCien años de soledad de Gabriel García Márquez.” [“Between the physical and the metaphysical: an alchemical interpretation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez”] and she has several works in progress on the topic of science fiction and detective fiction.
Anna Ziajka Stanton is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Penn State. Her work explores the intersections of translation theory with theories of ethics, affects, object ontology, and embodied reading, with a particular focus on the theory and practice of translating Arabic literature into English in a world literary framework.
Matt Tierney is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State. He has written a book, What Lies Between: Void Aesthetics and Postwar Post-Politics (2015), and published articles in journals that include Cultural Critique, Camera Obscura, and Image and Narrative. He is the co-editor, with Mathias Nilges, of an essay collection on “Medium and Mediation” in the journal Postmodern Culture (2016). He holds a Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University
Darwin H. Tsen is currently a dual-degree Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies of Penn State University. His dissertation project, “Collectivity after Socialism in the Sinophone Novel: Institutions, Aesthetics, Politics” examines how collectivity is imagined in the novels of Mo Yan (China), Luo Yijun (Taiwan), and Li Zishu (Malaysia), three authors whose disparate geographical origins are tied together by the recession of Chinese socialism and the rise of neoliberal globalization.
Nicolai Volland is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Penn State University. He is the author of Socialist Cosmopolitanism: The Chinese Literary Universe, 1945-1965 (Columbia University Press, forthcoming) and editor (with Christopher Rea) of The Business of Culture: Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-1965 (UBC Press, 2015).
Kimingichi Wabende is a lecturer in the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He researches culture and performance, participatory theatre, and oral literature.
Nikolaus Wasmoen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in English and the Digital Humanities at the University at Buffalo. He recently earned his PhD in English from the University of Rochester and is currently working on his first book project, titled Editorial Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound. He is involved in several digital projects, including the William Blake Archive (BlakeArchive.org), Modernist Networks (ModNets.org), and the Marianne Moore Digital Archive (MooreArchive.org), which he serves as Technical Director.
Mark William Westmoreland is a PhD student and instructor of philosophy and ethics at Villanova University and specializes in political philosophy and critical philosophy of race. Mark is the co-editor with Andrea J. Pitts of Beyond Bergson: Race, Gender, and Colonialism (forthcoming from SUNY Press) and the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy commemorating 75 years since the death of Henri Bergson. Mark is currently preparing a critical reader on the work of political philosopher of race Charles Mills.
Melissa Yang is an English PhD student on the composition and rhetoric track at the University of Pittsburgh. She became passionate about interdisciplinarity as an undergraduate double-major investigating intersections between anthropology and poetry at Mount Holyoke College.
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto is Professor of Media and Film Studies at Waseda University in Tokyo. He is the author of Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2000), Empire of Images and the End of Cinema (Tokyo: Ibunsha, 2007), and Spectacle of Conspiracy (Tokyo: Ibunsha, 2012). He co-authored with Masao Miyoshi Site of Resistance (Kyoto: Rakuhoku Shuppan, 2007), and also co-edited Television, Japan, and Globalization (Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2010) with Eva Tsai and Jung-bong Choi. He has just finished co-editing with Christophe Thouny an anthology titled Planetary Atmospheres and Urban Society after Fukushima (Palgrave, in print).