Terry Harpold is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. His essays on Jules Verne’s fiction have appeared in Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne, IRIS, Revue Jules Verne, and Science Fiction Studies. He is currently working on a book on intertextual “relays” in Verne’s Voyages extraordinaires, tentatively titled Des Leçons d’Abîme.
Stefan Hall is an Assistant Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Defiance College in Ohio. He has a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. His interests include film and digital media (including video games), comics, animation, and speculative fiction.
Jim Casey is an Assistant Professor at High Point University in North Carolina. He earned his PhD from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama. Although primarily a Shakespearean, he has published on such diverse topics as textual theory, performance theory, postmodern theory, comics, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Battlestar Galactica.
Esther Saxey is part of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex, UK. She has published on homoeroticism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lord of the Rings, and the uses of illegitimacy in lesbian fiction. Her book on the lesbian and gay coming out story, Homoplot, will be published by Peter Lang in 2007.
Renée Tobe has a Diploma from the Architectural Association and a PhD from Cambridge University. She is Senior Lecturer and Head of History and Theory of Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently working on a book about architecture and film.
Christopher Norlund is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an orphan/refugee from Vietnam and he served in the United States Navy. His research interests are East Asia in the American imagination, the Olympic Games, and political communication. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyndsay Brown is in the MA program in English at the University of Florida. Her thesis examines the combinatorial narratives and performative context of fan music videos.
Michael Mayne is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Florida. His research interests include American literature, film, labor, politics, and other forms of history.
Ione T. Damasco is a Cataloger Librarian at the University of Dayton. She earned her BA in English from Ohio State University, and her MLIS from Kent State University. Her varied research interests include the intersections of race, class and sexuality in popular culture, feminist issues in library science, and the tensions between cataloging and classification education and practice.
James R. Fleming is a Kirkland PhD fellow in Victorian and Folklore Studies at the University of Florida. He is presently at work on a dissertation project exploring trauma, testimony and the English Romantic movement.
Tof Eklund is a doctoral student in the English Department at the University of Florida. He is the author of the “Comics Studies” entry in Modern North American Criticism and Theory and his dissertation is on issues of the surface and radical flatness in visual media.
Lelac Almagor teaches English at the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C. She is graduating with an M.A. in English from Georgetown University; her thesis analyzes images of black youth in children’s literature.
Elizabeth Sandifer is an Alumni Fellow in the PhD program in English at the University of Florida, focusing on media theory. She is currently at work on a dissertation project looking at the function of the demo in the rhetoric of medial progress.