Elizabeth Abele is a professor at Nassau Community College. She has published essays on American masculinity and contemporary literature. She is the author of Home Front Hero: The Rise of a New Hollywood Archetype, 1988-1999 (2014) and co-editor Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (2016).

Andrew Cunning is a PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast. He works on Marilynne Robinson, with a special focus on the theological significance of her writing, both fiction and essays. He holds a MA in Theology/Philosophy from Queens.

Jennifer Daly completed her PhD in English at Trinity College Dublin and maintains research interests in American literature. She has published work on Richard Yates and Richard Ford, is the editor of Richard Yates and the Flawed American Dream, and is co-editor of a collection of essays on Marilynne Robinson forthcoming from Manchester University Press.

Kelsie Donnelly completed her MA in English Literary Studies at Queen’s University Belfast in 2016. She is currently a PhD student at QUB and her AHRC-funded project explores literary counternarratives of grief and trauma in response to contemporary global crises and cultural movements.

Tim Jelfs is an Assistant Professor in American Studies at the University of Groningen. He specializes in the cultural, literary, environmental and political history of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. His book, The Argument About Things in the 1980s: Goods and Garbage in an Age of Neoliberalism, will be published by West Virginia University Press in 2018.

Philip McGowan is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Queen’s University Belfast with research and teaching interests in twentieth-century American poetry, contemporary American fiction, and film. He also has wider interests in revolutionary America, the American nineteenth century, westerns, and American narratives of addiction and alcohol control. In the field of poetry, his teaching and research focuses on Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, the Middle Generation poets, and Mark Doty.

Lisa Mendelman is an Assistant Professor of English at Menlo College. Her writing appears in American Literary History, Arizona Quarterly, and Modern Fiction Studies. Her book project, Modern Sentimentalism: The Ironies of Female Character in Interwar America, chronicles the reinvention of the sentimental mode in interwar fiction.

Daniel Muhlestein is an Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature at the same university.

Adrianna Smith is an independent scholar and works at her alma mater, Georgetown University, in the Office of the Provost. She completed her MLitt at the University of St. Andrews in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture.

Rachel Sykes is Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her first book, The Quiet Contemporary American Novel, is forthcoming with Manchester University Press (2018) and she has recent articles in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

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