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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors

George Adams was Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Korean War veteran, and the son of a bronco rider who was pregnant with him while she was competing in the rodeo. This may explain his personality and politics.

Alison Archer is an educator who has been teaching and writing curriculum for the works of Jack London for over twenty-five years. She is currently on the board of the Jack London Foundation.

Paul Baggett is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies at South Dakota State University. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture and has published work on Frederick Douglass, Charles W. Chesnutt, Mary Seacole, and South Dakota literary history.

Kenneth K. Brandt teaches courses in English at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the Executive Coordinator of the Jack London Society and the editor of The Call: The Magazine of the Jack London Society. His forthcoming book is Jack London: Writers and Their Work.

Donna M. Campbell is a Professor of English at Washington State University, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. Her articles on Jack London have appeared in Studies in American Naturalism, Literature and Belief, The Call, Jack London: One Hundred Years a Writer (Huntington Library, 2002) and Jack London: Critical Insights (Salem Press, 2012). Recent work featuring London includes “Experimental Narratives: ‘Samuel’,” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, edited by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman (MLA, 2015), “Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives,” in The Oxford Companion to Jack London, edited by Jay Williams (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Bitter Tastes: Literary Naturalism and Early Cinema in American Women’s Writings (University of Georgia Press, 2016).

Leonard Cassuto is the author or editor of eight books on American literature and culture. His most recent book is The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (2015), inspired by his monthly column, “The Graduate Adviser,” for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Layne Parish Craig is an instructor in the English department at Texas Christian University and author of When Sex Changed: Birth Control Politics and Literature Between the World Wars. (p. xiv)

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is a professor at Napa Valley College and poet laureate of Sonoma County, California. Her new collection of poems, There’s a Ghost in This Machine of Air appeared in 2016. She is currently working with Susan Nuernberg on The Creative Life of Charmian K. London for the University of Missouri Press.

Paul Durica is Director of Programs for Illinois Humanities. Along with Bill Savage, he is editor of Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America.

Clare Virginia Eby is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Dreiser and Veblen, Saboteurs of the Status Quo and Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era. She is presently researching the idea of corporate personhood in the two Progressive eras (then and now).

Christopher Gair is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Associate Director of the Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is the author of Complicity and Resistance in Jack London’s Novels, The American Counterculture, and The Beat Generation; and is the editor of Beyond Boundaries: C. L. R. James and Postnational Studies.

Susan I. Gatti is Professor Emerita at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Loren Glass is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He writes on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture, with an emphasis on sociological theory and book history. His most recent book is Counterculture Colophon. He is currently editing a collection of essays entitled After the Program Era.

John Hay is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He specializes in nineteenth-century American literature, especially in its relation to the history of science. He is currently completing a book on postapocalyptic fantasies in antebellum American literature.

Sara S. “Sue” Hodson is the Curator of literary manuscripts at the Huntington Library, where she oversees all British and American literary manuscripts from the Renaissance to the present. She writes and lectures frequently on privacy and confidentiality in modern manuscript collections and on Jack London.

Howard Horwitz is professor of English at University of Utah. He is the author of By the Law of Nature: Form and Value in Nineteenth-Century America.

Kathy Knapp is Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut who specializes in contemporary American literature. She is the author of American Unexceptionalism: The Everyman and the Suburban Novel After 9/11 (University of Iowa Press, 2014).

Michael Lundblad is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the author of The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture, (p. xv) co-editor of Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory, and the editor of the forthcoming Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human.

Agnes Malinowska is a PhD candidate in the Committee on Social Thought and a Preceptor in the MA Program in Humanities at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation analyzes American literary naturalism’s engagement with the “inhuman” conditions of the late nineteenth century: The widespread influence of evolutionary theory cast the human as animal, while the rise of technological modernity brought machines to the fore of American life. In reconsidering naturalism’s relationship to the nonhuman, this research aims to unearth its importance for contemporary debates in Animal Studies and posthumanist theory.

Joseph McAleer is an independent historian. His first book, Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950, was awarded the inaugural Longmans/History Today Book of the Year Award in 1993. He is the author of Passion’s Fortune: A History of Mills & Boon and Call of the Atlantic: Jack London’s Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902–1916.

Stephen J. Mexal is Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton. He is the author of Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West.

Michael Millner is the author of Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere (2012), and he is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he also serves as Director of the Jack Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities.

Michael Newton works at the University of Leiden. Presently he is writing a book on film stars for Reaktion Books. He is the author of Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (2002) and Age of Assassins: A History of Conspiracy and Political Violence, 1865–1981 (2012), both for Faber & Faber.

Susan Nuernberg is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is the editor of The Critical Response to Jack London and The Letters of Russ Kingman and is currently working with Iris Dunkle on The Creative Life of Charmian K. London for the University of Missouri Press.

Per Serritslev Petersen is Professor Emeritus at Aarhus University. He has published widely within British and American studies, literary and cultural theory, as well as on individual authors, notably Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Tennyson, D. H. Lawrence, Tom Stoppard, Melville, Emily Dickinson, Jack London, Don DeLillo, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Lawrence Phillips is Professor of English and Head of Regent’s American College London, Regent’s University London. He has written widely on the literary representation of urban Victorian writing and empire. His most recent monograph was The South Pacific Narratives of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London: Race, Class, Imperialism. (p. xvi)

Karen Roggenkamp is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Commerce and coeditor of American Periodicals. She is the author of Narrating the News and is currently working on a book about female newspaper journalists and cultures of sentimentality in nineteenth-century America, as well as a project on children’s editions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Hank Scotch is deputy managing editor at Critical Inquiry. He also teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Clarice Stasz is Professor Emerita in History, Sonoma State University. Her books include American Dreamers: Charmian and Jack London and Jack London’s Women. She is editor of

Kevin Swafford is Associate Professor at Bradley University whose research and writing is interdisciplinary (rooted in philosophy, sociology, psychoanalysis, and history) and focuses primarily on the long nineteenth century (British Romantics to Modernists). He is the author of Class in Late-Victorian Britain: The Narrative Concern with Social Hierarchy and Its Representation.

Lawrence D. Taylor is a Researcher and Professor in the Departamento de Estudios Culturales, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. His principle area of specialization concerns the history of Mexico and the US-Mexico borderlands region. His most recent book is El nuevo norteamericano: integración continental, cultura e identidad nacional.

Cecelia Tichi teaches at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America and other projects centered on the US Gilded Age and Progressive era, including Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America and Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America 1900/2000.

Amy Tucker is Professor in the English Department of Queens College of the City University of New York. Her previous books include studies in Art History and Linguistics, and, most recently, The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution (Stanford UP, 2010). Her current book project examines the three versions of the Snark voyage published by Jack London, Charmian London, and Martin Johnson.

Daniel J. Wichlan is a lifelong independent Jack London scholar who is based in the San Francisco area. He is the editor of Jack London, the Unpublished and Uncollected Articles and Essays and The Complete Poetry of Jack London. He is coeditor with Dale L. Walker of The Fiction of Jack London: A Chronological Bibliography, 2nd edition.

Jay Williams is author of Author Under Sail: The Imagination of Jack London, 1893–1916 and editor of Signature Derrida. Publisher and editor of the Jack London Journal (1994–2001), Williams is senior managing editor of Critical Inquiry and is a member of the editorial board for University of California Press’s book series on the Grateful Dead. (p. xvii)

Tony Williams is Professor and Area Head of Film Studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and author of Jack London: The Movies and The Cinema of George A. Romero and edited Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan. His latest work, James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is under consideration.

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