(p. 697) Notes on Contributors
(p. 697) Notes on Contributors
Gerard Aching is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo: By Exquisite Design (1997), Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean (2003), and is completing Freedom From Liberation, a book manuscript on slavery, literary sensibility, and the politics of abolitionist discourse in and about Cuba.
Sanja Bahun is Assistant Professor of Literature and Film at the University of Essex. She is author of Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning (forthcoming), and joint editor of The Avant-Garde and the Margin: New Territories of Modernism (2006), Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate (2008), From Word to Canvas (2009), and Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text (2011).
Rebecca Beasley is University Lecturer in the Faculty of English at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow of The Queen’s College. She is author of Ezra Pound and the Visual Culture of Modernism (2007) and Theorists of Modernist Poetry: Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and T. E. Hulme (2007), and editor, with Philip Ross Bullock, of the essay collection Russia in Britain (Oxford University Press 2012). She is currently working on a study of the impact of Russian culture on British modernism.
Jessica Berman is Associate Professor and Chair of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Community (2001) and Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism (2012). She also co-edited Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds (2001), selected papers from the tenth annual conference on Virginia Woolf, which she organized. With Paul Saint-Amour she edits the Modernist Latitudes book series from Columbia University Press.
Sara Blair is Professor of English and faculty associate of the American Culture and Judaic Studies programs at the University of Michigan. She is author of Harlem Crossroads: Black Writers in the Twentieth Century (2007), Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation (1996), co-author with Eric Rosenberg of Documentary Reconsidered (forthcoming), and co-editor with Jonathan Freedman of Jewish in America (2004). She is currently working on a study of modern visuality and visual practices as they emerged on New York City’s Lower East Side.
Eric Bulson is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is author of The Cambridge (p. 698) Introduction to James Joyce (2006) and Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850−2000 (2007). He is currently writing a book on the global circulation of the little magazine.
Manishita Dass is Lecturer in World Cinema at Royal Holloway (University of London) and has previously taught at the University of Michigan and Swarthmore College. She has published essays in Cinema Journal and the edited collection Global Art Cinema (2010), and is currently completing a book entitled Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and Spectatorship in Late Colonial India. Her research interests include the relationship between cinema and colonial modernity, the impact of left radicalism on the film cultures of Bombay and Calcutta in the 1940s–1960s, and the ge-opolitical imaginaries of film and modernist studies.
Laura Doyle is Professor of English at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and convener of the Five College Atlantic/Global Studies Faculty Seminar. She is author of Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640−1940 (2008) and Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture (1994), as well as editor of Bodies of Resistance: New Phenomenologies of Politics, Agency, and Culture (2001) and co-editor of Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (2004).
Mary Lou Emery is Professor of English at the University of Iowa, where she teaches modernist and Caribbean studies. She is author of Jean Rhys at “World’s End”: Novels of Colonial and Sexual Exile (1990), Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature (2007), and articles on Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, C. L. R. James, Wilson Harris, and others. She has edited a special issue of the Journal of Caribbean Literatures on Rhys.
Nergis Ertürk is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University. She is author of Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey (2011), a study of Turkish language politics and comparative methodology. Her work has appeared in PMLA, Modernism/modernity, boundary 2, and New Literary History.
Susan Stanford Friedman teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and publishes widely in modernist studies, narrative studies, and feminist theory. She received the Wayne C. Booth Award for Lifetime Achievement in Narrative Studies (2010) and serves as president of the Modernist Studies Association for 2011−2012. Three of her essays in Modernism/modernity (2001; 2006; 2010) focus on the multiple meanings of modernism/modernity, expansive periodizations, and a planetary framework for modernism. She co-edits the Oxford University Press journal Contemporary Women’s Writing.
William O. Gardner is Associate Professor of Japanese at Swarthmore College. He is author of Advertising Tower: Japanese Modernism and Modernity in the 1920s (2006). Recently, in addition to continuing his work on Japanese modernism through articles on literary theorist Ôkuma Nobuyuki and mystery writer Edogawa (p. 699) Rampo, he has been researching postwar Japanese science fiction and has published on science fiction authors Tsutsui Yasutaka and Komatsu Sakyô.
Miriam Bratu Hansen (1949−2011) was Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she also taught in the Department of English and the Committee on Cinema and Media Studies. Her publications include a book on Ezra Pound’s early poetics (1979), Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film (1991), and Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno (2011). Her next project was to be a book on cinema in the digital era.
Eric Hayot is Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel quel (2004) and The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pain (2010), which shared the 2010 Book Prize of the Modernist Studies Association.
Peter Kalliney is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches modern British and postcolonial literature. He is author of Cities of Affluence and Anger: A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness (2007). His contribution to this collection is drawn from a book project provisionally entitled Transatlantic Modernism and the Emergence of Postcolonial Literature.
Neil Lazarus is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He is author of Resistance in Postcolonial African Fiction (1990), Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (1999), and The Postcolonial Unconscious (2011), and editor of Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (2002) and Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies (2004). He has published numerous essays on social and cultural theory and postcolonial studies in such journals as Cultural Critique, Diaspora, differences, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, New Formations, Race & Class, Research in African Literatures, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Textual Practice.
Sarah L. Lincoln is Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University, where she teaches postcolonial and other world literatures, along with global cinema and critical theory. Recent publications include “Conquering City: The Poetics of Possibility in Texaco” (Small Axe 2011); “Consumption and Dependency in Mandabi” (Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2010); and “Rotten English: Excremental Politics and Literary Witnessing in Postcolonial Nigeria” (Encountering the Nigerian State 2010). Her current book project, Oikopoiesis: Postcolonial Literature and the Art of Survival, traces the emergence of anticonsumerism and economical aesthetics in contemporary postcolonial literature.
Janet Lyon is Associate Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Manifestoes: Provocations of the Modern (1999) and numerous articles on modernism and modernity. Her current book project examines modernist sociability.
(p. 700) Rosalind C. Morris is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her most recent books are Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia (2009) and Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea (2010). Morris’s writings on South Africa focus on questions of value, violence, and representation, as well as aesthetic production. She is also the founding editor of The Africa List for Seagull Books.
Shachar Pinsker is Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature and Culture at the University of Michigan. He is author of Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe (2010), and co-editor of Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity (2007).
Harsha Ram is Associate Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire (2003), which examines the consolidation of the modern Russian literary system in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that arose in response to the pressures of the Russian imperial state and the challenges of transposing European poetics and rhetoric onto Eurasian soil. He is currently working on two projects related to global modernism: one that focuses on the intense cross-fertilization between Russian artists and those on the imperial periphery (specifically in the Republic of Georgia) during the revolutionary period, and a second that examines the competing claims of the Italian and Russian futurist avant-gardes as a means of posing the larger problem of modernism’s patterns of circulation between “center” and “periphery.”
Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of A Transnational Poetics (2009), winner of the Harry Levin Prize of the ACLA; The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (2001); Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime (1990). He co-edited the most recent editions of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) and The Twentieth Century and After in The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006, 2012). He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, and the MLA’s William Riley Parker Prize.
Gayle Rogers is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and is also affiliated with the European Studies Center and the Center for Latin American Studies. He is author of the forthcoming book Modernism and the New Spain. His recent and forthcoming publications include a translation of Antonio Marichalar’s groundbreaking study of Joyce (PMLA 2009), several works on Spanish modernism and Joyce (Modernism/modernity and James Joyce Quarterly), and short essays on Eliot and modernist aesthetics.
Anna Westerståhl Stenport is Assistant Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an affiliate (p. 701) Associate Professor of Literature at Gothenburg University, Sweden. She is author of Locating August Strindberg’s Prose: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Setting (2010).
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev is Assistant Professor of French and an affiliate of the Council on Middle Eastern Studies and the African Studies Council at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. She specializes in North African literature and Mediterranean Studies and has published articles in The International Journal of Francophone Studies; European Studies Forum; Folklorica; and Journal of Middle-Eastern Women’s Studies. She is co-editor of “The Mediterranean Maghreb: Literature and Plurilingualism,” a special issue of Expressions Maghrébines (forthcoming 2012), and is completing a book manuscript entitled The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature in a Mediterranean Context.
Ben Tran is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is completing a book manuscript entitled Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Modernism in Vietnam.
Vicky Unruh is Professor of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Kansas. She is author of Latin American Vanguards: The Art of Contentious Encounters (1994) and Performing Women and Modern Literary Culture in Latin America (2006), and co-editor (with Michael Lazzara) of Telling Ruins in Latin America (2009). She has served on the editorial boards of PMLA, Latin American Research Review, and the Revista Iberoamericana and currently works on contemporary Cuba.
Mark Wollaeger is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He is author of Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism (1990) and Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945 (2006), as well as editor of two collections of essays on Joyce. He served as President of the Modernist Studies Association and is founding co-editor, with Kevin J. H. Dettmar, of Modernidt literature & culture, an Oxford University Press book series.
Xudong Zhang is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at New York University. He is author of Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms (1997) and Postsocialism and Cultural Politics (2008), and editor of two collections of essays on contemporary Chinese culture and intellectual discourse. As a literary and cultural critic, he also publishes widely in Chinese and is founding director of the International Center for Critical Theory at Peking University. (p. 702)