Contributors to Volume 28, No. 1
Vincent Adiutori is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is completing a dissertation on the influences theories of recognition have had on contemporary novels as well as other media.
Brent Ryan Bellamy
Brent Ryan Bellamy is an instructor at the University of Alberta. He works on U.S. culture, science fiction, and the energy humanities. He is co-editor, with Jeff Diamanti and Lynn Badia, of the collection, Marxism and Energy, forthcoming from MCM' Press. You can read his work in Cleo: A Journal of Film and Feminism, Deletion: The Open Access Online Forum in Science Fiction, in the recent essay collection Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, and forthcoming in Paradoxa. He is currently working on a book length project on U.S. post-apocalyptic fiction, declining hegemony, and narrative form.
Marija Cetinic is Sessional Assistant Professor in the Department of English at York University. Signs of Autumn: The Aesthetics of Saturation, her current project, focuses on the concept of saturation, and on developing its implications for the relation of contemporary art and aesthetics to political economy.
Maria Elisa Cevasco
Maria Elisa Cevasco is a professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written on materialist cultural criticism and on cultural studies.
Joshua Clover is a Professor of English at University of California Davis, affiliated with Comparative Literature, French and Italian, Critical Theory, and Film Studies. Red Epic, a collection of poems, will be published by Commune Editions in 2015; Of Riot, on the political economy of struggle, will be published by Verso in 2016. This spring, he will convene a Residential Research Group on culture and finance capital at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.
Jeff Diamanti is an Izaak Walton Killam Fellow completing his doctoral research on energy and the economy at the University of Alberta. His dissertation, “Aesthetic Economies of Growth: Value, Energy and Cultural Labour After Oil” narrates the economic and aesthetic history of “energy deepening” at the level of literary, architectural, and infrastructural settings. He is co-editor of Contemporary Marxist Theory (2014) on Bloomsbury Academic, and is co-editing the forthcoming collection Marxism and Energy for MCM' Press (2016).
Carolyn Elerding is a PhD candidate in Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. Her background includes professional experience and degrees in music, as well as a graduate minor in Comparative Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Julie A. Fiorelli
Julie A. Fiorelli is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her dissertation, "Space for Speculation: American Fictions of Racial Futures," examines works of speculative U.S. literature written during moments of national crisis from the turn of the twentieth century through the end of the Civil Rights era that envision racial futures radically different from the authors’ present.
Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. The author of numerous books, he was the recipient of the 2008 Holberg International Memorial Prize. His books include Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism; A Singular Modernity; The Modernist Papers; Archaeologies of the Future; Valences of the Dialectic; The Hegel Variations; Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume I; and Antinomies of Realism.
Oded Nir recently received his PhD from the department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. In his dissertation, "Nutshells and Infinite Space,” he offers a rethinking of Marxist notions of totality and totalization, through a critical study of figurations of the social whole in Zionist and Israeli utopian fiction, war novels and detective stories.
Davis A. Smith-Brecheisen
Davis A. Smith-Brecheisen is a PhD student in English at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His areas of research include American literature, the history of the novel, literary theory, and economic thought.
Sasha X is a researcher and philosopher, studies the logic of nothing and unemployment. Lives in British Columbia, Canada.