Contributors to Volume 31, No 1

Amanda Armstrong

Amanda Armstrong is a member of the Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her first book project, entitled “Between the Union and the Police: Railway Labor, Race and Masculinity in the Second British Empire, 1848-1928.” She has published with South Atlantic Quarterly, Postmodern Culture, Viewpoint Magazine, and LIES. 

Laura Krughoff

Laura Krughoff is a novelist and an assistant professor in the English Department and Gender and Queer Studies Program at the University of Puget Sound.

Shaoling Ma

Shaoling Ma is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Yale-NUS College, Singapore where she teaches and researches at the intersection of critical and literary theory, Marxism, Chinese and Sinophone literature, art, and cultural history. She is currently working on her book manuscript, China and “New” Media, 1861-1911, which argues that writing became new during the late Qing period when it evokes and simulates new media techniques of communication and recording, and in doing so synthesizes and manipulates the usual oppositions between Chinese thought and Western learning, tradition and modernity, essence and application. She has published in Angelaki, Theory and Event, and Science Fiction Studies.

Tavid Mulder

Tavid Mulder is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Brown University, where he works on Latin American literature, global modernism and critical theory. His current project, The Peripheral Metropolis: Montage, the City and Modernity, looks at how writers in the 1920s and 30s--in Latin American in particular, but also in Germany, the US and Italy--use montage and figures of the city to reflect on and formally represent the contradictions of capitalist modernity. Tavid’s work has appeared in Revista Hispánica Moderna.

Tama Nagypal

Tamas Nagypal has recently defended his PhD titled Film Noir as the Sovereign-Image of Empire: Cynicism, White Male Biopolitics, and the Neoliberal Cinematic Apparatus at Department of Cinema and Media Studies at York University, Toronto. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University, Corvallis and working on a project about rage in post-socialist cinema. His publications include articles in journals like Film International, The Journal of Religion and Film, and Mediations, as well as book chapters in edited volumes such as Zizek and Media Studies: A Reader and Monstrous Children and Childish Monsters: Essays on Cinema’s Holy Terrors.

Jensen Suther

Jensen Suther is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Yale University, where he is writing a dissertation on the centrality of the concept of freedom developed by Kant, Hegel, and Marx to literary modernism (Spirit Disfigured: The Persistence of Freedom in Modernist Literature and Philosophy). His work has also appeared in Telos. Recent articles include “The Necessity of Freedom: A Critique of Michel Foucault” and “The Trial of Freedom in Kafka.”

Justin Raden

Justin Raden is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.