Contributors to Volume 28, No. 2

Jason M. Baskin

Jason M. Baskin is Assistant Professor of English at University of Wyoming, where he specializes in modern and contemporary literature and critical theory. He is currently working on two projects: a book about embodiment and aesthetics in late modernist literature and another about the contemporary appeal of surface. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Cultural Critique and Postmodern Culture.

Timothy Bewes

Timothy Bewes is Professor of English at Brown University. He is the author of Cynicism and Postmodernity (Verso, 1997), Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism (Verso, 2002), and The Event of Postcolonial Shame (Princeton University Press, 2011). Other recent publications include the co-edited collection Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Jacques Rancière and the Novel (a special issue of Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 47.2, Summer 2014).

Daniel Cunha

As a co-editor of the Brazilian magazine Sinal de Menos (, Daniel Cunha is interested in Marxian thought, Critical Theory, the ecological crisis and their confluence. He holds a B. S. in Chemical Engineering and an M. S. in Environmental Science. As for wage labor, he is an environmental expert with professional experience in the public sector in the field of environmental protection and industrial pollution control and mitigation.

Kevin Floyd

Kevin Floyd is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, and the author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (Minnesota 2009). His current research is on gendered labor, biopolitics, and financialization.

Rob Halpern

Rob Halpern is the author of several books of poetry including Music for Porn and Common Place, forthcoming later this year from Ugly Duckling Presse. He’s currently translating and researching Georges Perec’s early essays on aesthetics and politics, which will be published by Nightboat Books in 2016. He teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti.

Ruth Jennison

Ruth Jennison is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, and the Avant-Garde (Johns Hopkins, 2012). Her current book project, “Figurative Capital: American Poetry and the World System,” explores the relationship between poetry and capitalist crisis.

Konstantina M. Karageorgos

Konstantina M. Karageorgos is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, “Beyond the Blueprint: African-American Literary Marxism in the Period of the Cold War,” investigates the aesthetics of Marxist commitment in African American literature of the post-Second World War period.

Christopher Nealon

Christopher Nealon teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books of criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), as well as three books of poetry: The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009) and Heteronomy (Edge, 2014). He is currently at work on a book about the limits of academic antihumanism.

Jason Potts

Jason Potts is an Associate Professor at St Francis Xavier University where he teaches American literature and literary theory. He is the co-editor with Dan Stout of Theory Aside (Duke UP 2014).

Emilio Sauri

Emilio Sauri is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research focuses on the relationship between Latin American literature and US fiction as it develops in relation to the political configuration of the world economic system. He has co-edited a collection of essays titled Literary Materialisms (Palgrave, 2013) with Mathias Nilges, and a special issue of the journal (2014) with Eugenio Di Stefano. He is currently at work on a book project on literature and the ends of modernization in the Americas, as well as an edited volume of essays on literature and the global contemporary (with Sarah Brouillette and Mathias Nilges).

Paul Stasi

Paul Stasi teaches 20th century Anglophone literature at the University at Albany. He is the author of Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Sense (Cambridge 2012) and the co-editor (with Jennifer Greiman) of The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire. His work has appeared in The James Joyce Quarterly, Twentieth-Century Literature, Comparative Literature, Historical Materialism, The Journal of Transnational American Studies, and La Habana Elegante.