Lyndsay Brown is a doctoral student in the English Department at the University of Florida. She is the author of “Yorick, Don’t Be A Hero: Productive Motion in Y the Last Man“, previously published in ImageTexT Volume 3, Issue 1. Her dissertation examines the intersection of constraint and desire in new media, particularly appropriated and recombined/reconfigured productions like the mashup and the fanvid.
Tania Darlington is a doctoral student in English Literature with an emphasis on cultural and media studies at the University of Florida. She is the co-author of “The Power of Truth: Gender and Sexuality in Manga” in the forthcoming Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives, edited by Toni Johnson-Woods. Her dissertation considers the ways in which fandom has inflected mainstream adaptational practices.
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.
Jordana Greenblatt is a doctoral candidate in English at York University in Toronto. Her research interests include comics (of course), textuality and sexuality, literary difficulty, queer theory, perversion, generic uncertainty, and affect.
Star Hoffman is a librarian at the University of North Texas. She has written book reviews for The Journal of Web Librarianship, and has a background in the academic study of both textual and visual mediums. She holds a bachelors degree in English Literature, and a masters in Art History.
Melissa L. Mellon
Melissa L. Mellon is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida. She studies late eighteenth- and early to mid nineteenth-century American literature. Her dissertation focuses on the influence of the seduction plot and women’s paid labor on the creation of an American sentimental novel genre.
Adrielle Mitchell is Associate Professor of English at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, where she teaches courses in literature, writing and pedagogy, including a recently introduced course on International Graphic Narrative. Recent comics scholarship includes presentations on non-fiction graphic narrative/comics theory at the University of Florida Comics Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New York College English Association (NYCEA), and Fordham University’s inaugural Graphica in Education conference. In fall 2009, Professor Mitchell will present on Groensteen, visual theory and graphic autobiography at the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) and on teaching comics at the Midwest Modern Language Assocation (MMLA) conference. An article entitled “Graphic Journeys: Figuring Americans Abroad in Thompson’s Carnet de Voyage and Abel’s La Perdida” is forthcoming in the CEA Critic.
James Newlin is a doctoral candidate in the English department at the University of Florida, where he recently completed his Masters. His interests include early modern verse and drama, film adaptation, and punk rock.
Daniel F. Yezbick
Dan Yezbick is Assistant Professor at Forest Park College in St. Louis, MO, where he teaches courses in English language and literature as well as world cinema and humanities surveys. Previously he served as Professor of English and Media Studies at Peninsula College, Washington, where he taught film, drama, literature, and writing. He recently edited MEANWHILE, R. C. Harvey’s mammoth critical biography of the legendary American cartoonist Milton Caniff, and is currently working with Fantagraphics Press to produce the first substantive reprint of George Carlson’s Jingle Jangle Comics.