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Notes on Contributors

Megan Condis

Megan Condis is a doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her dissertation project is about drawn women in American visual culture and includes discussions of comic books, animated films, and virtual worlds.

Tania Darlington

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

Tof Eklund completed his PhD in the Comics Studies program at the University of Florida. His PhD applies the media theory and philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari to visual media demonstrating how comics, art prints, and computer games striate and control visual space. He has been published on-line in ImageTexT, on, and on His interests include hermetic art, alternative narratology, hybridity, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. He is presently working on his first book.

John Leavey

John Leavey is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Florida.  He is the translator of, among other works, Jacques Derrida’s Edmund Husserl’s “Origin of Geometry”: An IntroductionThe Archeology of the FrivolousGlas, and the forthcoming “Pace Not(s)” (in his edition of Derrida’s Parts/Waters/Parages to be published by Stanford University Press).  He is also the author of Glassary, and is currently working on a book on theory’s fashions and eventuality.

Anthony Lioi

Anthony Lioi is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts and English at the Juilliard School in New York. His ecocriticism has appeared in Feminist StudiesIsle: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and EnvironmentGreen Theory and Praxis, and Crosscurrents. He is currently editing a special issue of the journal Transformations called “Teaching the Earth.”

Matthew Stoddard

Matthew Stoddard is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. He is currently writing a dissertation on biopolitics and film restoration.

Phillip E. Wegner

Phillip E. Wegner is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the Department of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of Life Between Two Deaths, 1989-2001: U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties (Duke University Press, 2009) and Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity (University of California Press, 2002). He is currently completing two new book manuscripts: “Periodizing Jameson; or, The Adventures of Theory in Post-Contemporary Times” and “Ontologies of the Possible: Science Fiction, Utopia, and Globalization.”

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