Contributors to Volume 25, No. 2

James Arnett

James Arnett is a PhD candidate in English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, working on a dissertation that maps the influence of Spinoza in the work of George Eliot, the first English translator of Spinoza. He is a Visiting Instructor at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, and an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College in Manhattan.

Christopher Ian Foster

Christopher Ian Foster is a doctoral student at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in English and an Instructor at Queens College. He is a co-chair for the Postcolonial Studies Group, a chartered organization at The Graduate Center. His fields of study include Postcolonial Studies, Critical Theory, Diaspora and Transnational Studies.

Sean Grattan

Sean Grattan is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Queens College: City University of New York. His work has appeared in Utopian Studies and Social Text. His current research involves the intersection of affect and utopianism in contemporary American literature.

Rachel Greenwald Smith

Rachel Greenwald Smith is an assistant professor of English at Saint Louis University. She is currently completing a book that examines the relationship between materialist theories of affect and ecocritical approaches to contemporary literature. Her essays have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Polygraph, and American Literature.

Peter Hitchcock

Peter Hitchcock is a Professor of English at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. His latest book is The Long Space.

Justin Rogers-Cooper

Justin Rogers-Cooper, full-time instructor of Composition and American Literature at LaGuardia Community College, a Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, and finishing his dissertation at the CUNY Graduate Center called American Crowds: Excited Bodies and the Politicized Fiction, 1860-1914.

Phillip E. Wegner

Phillip E. Wegner is a University Research Foundation Professor and the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the Department of English at the University of Florida, and the author of Life Between Two Deaths, 1989-2001: U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties (Duke University Press, 2009); Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity (University of California Press, 2002); and the forthcoming Periodizing Jameson; or, the Adventures of Theory in Post-contemporary Times (California) and Ontologies of the Possible: Utopia, Science Fiction, and Globalization (Peter Lang). He is also the president of the Society for Utopian Studies, and editor of the special issue of ImageTexT, “Animé and Utopia,” and the republication of Robert C. Elliott’s The Shape of Utopia (Peter Lang).