Zuleyha Cetiner-Oktem is a doctoral candidate and instructor at Ege University where she teaches and writes about western mythology, medieval literature, and science fiction and fantasy.
Meredith Collins is a graduate student at Temple University whose interests focus on gender and sexuality within the Victorian period, particularly as they intersect with England’s cultures and subcultures of the time. She has written on such diverse materials as nineteenth century erotica, fairy tales, popular fiction, and pastoral poetry.
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.
Matthew Feltman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida. He focuses on film studies, 20th-century critial and literary theory, psychoanalysis and trickster studies.
S. Alexander Reed
S. Alexander Reed is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his undergraduate degrees from the College of Wooster. He currently conducts research on timbre, semiotics, and subculture.
Philip Sandifer is a PhD student in English at the University of Florida focusing on media theory. He is working on the self-definition of emerging media.
Dr. Jon Saklofske is an Assistant Professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. His specialization in the writing of the British Romantic period and continuing interest in the ways that William Blake’s composite art illuminates the relationship between words and images on the printed page has inspired current research into larger correlations between media forms and cultural perceptions. In addition, he is actively pursuing the use of “serious games” in university-level research and learning. Recent and forthcoming publications include an exploration of William Blake’s participation in late-eighteenth-century gallery culture and spectacles, an interrogation of player agency in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and a comparison between the urban visions of William Blake and William Wordsworth.
Dr. Rodney Sharkey is a native of Dublin in Ireland where he studied literature at both University College Dublin (B.A. M.A.) and Trinity College (Ph.D.). Having taught at Trinity, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick, he then relocated to Cyprus where he lectured at Eastern Mediterranean University for seven years. In 2006 he moved to Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar where he teaches humanities to pre-medical students. His specialized fields of interest are in Anglo-Irish literature, critical theory, performance dynamics and popular culture. He publishes regularly in journals such as Modern Culture Reviews, Journal of Beckett Studies, Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness and Reconstruction and he also produces and directs theatrical and musical events such as “Hair” (2001), “Catastrophe” (2002), “Glengarry Glen Ross” (2004) and “Baggage” (2005). He is the founding artistic director of the Inscriptions in the Sand conference and festival.
William Clay Kinchen Smith currently teaches English at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, PhD in 2002 and MA in 1993, and of Vanderbilt University, BA in 1983. He has published and presented in a range of areas, with a special emphasis on cultural studies.