Contributors to Volume 29, No. 1
Brent Ryan Bellamy
Brent Ryan Bellamy is a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's. Narrative, science fiction, and the study of energy cultures preoccupy his research time. You can read his work in Mediations, Paradoxa, and Cleo Journal.
Alexander Bove is Assistant Professor of English at Pacific University, where he specializes in Victorian literature and culture, critical theory, and film theory. His publications include “‘The Unbearable Realism of a Dream’: On the Subject of Portraits in Austen and Dickens,” published in ELH, and “Peak Everything,” which appears in American Book Review. His current book project, Dickens and Counter-Realism: Representational Breakthroughs of the Nineteenth Century, brings Lacanian theory and visual studies to the study of Charles Dickens’s illustrated novels.
Ryan M. Brooks
Ryan M. Brooks is an instructor at West Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses in American literature and composition. He has also taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he completed his dissertation, Feel Your Pain: Neoliberalism and Social Form in Contemporary American Fiction, in 2014. His writing has been published in Twentieth-Century Literature, the critical collection The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television, and the online journal The Account.
James Christie is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Warwick. His research interests include Marxism and critical theory — focusing in particular on the work of Fredric Jameson (the subject of his doctoral thesis), and postmodern U.S. fiction — in particular the novels of Cormac McCarthy. He has published work on both of these areas, and is currently working on the editorship of an essay collection which addresses Leon Trotsky’s significance in relation to the contemporary field of world literature entitled Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development (Brill, forthcoming 2016).
Jim Holstun teaches world and American literature at SUNY Buffalo. He wrote A Rational Millennium: Puritan Utopias of Seventeenth-Century England and America (Oxford 1987) and Ehud’s Dagger: Class Struggle in the English Revolution (Verso 2000), which won the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize. This essay is part of a book he’s writing on class struggle, literary realism, and the global historical novel.
Jen Hedler Phillis
Jen Hedler Phillis has just defended her dissertation, Lyric Histories: On the Apperance of Time in Twentieth-Century American Poetry, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as the Editorial Manager of Mediations and the Managing Editor of MCM' Books. Her work has appeared in the William Carlos William Review and the online journal The Account and is forthcoming in Textual Practice and ebr.
Malcolm K. Read
Malcolm K. Read has taught in the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Currently Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Author of Visions in Exile: the Body in Spanish Literature and Linguistics: 1500-1800 (1990); Language, Text, Subject: A Critique of Hispanism (1992), Borges and His Predecessors (1993), Transitional Discourses: Culture and Society in Early Modern Spain (1998), Educating the Educators: Hispanism and Its Institutions (2003), Latin American Colonial Studies: A Marxist Critique (2010), The Matrix Effect: Hispanism and the Ideological Unconscious (2010). He specializes in Marxist and psychoanalytic theory. Translator of Juan Carlos Rodríguez’s Teoria e historia de la producción ideológica and La norma literaria.