Eric Berlatsky is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of The Real, The True, and the Told: Postmodern Historical Narrative and the Ethics of Representation (Ohio State UP, 2011) and the editor of Alan Moore: Conversations (UP of Mississippi, 2012). He has published journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, including the fiction of Hanif Kureishi, Paul Auster, Julian Barnes, Graham Swift, Virginia Woolf, and Charles Dickens and the comics of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Posy Simmonds, Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons.
Professor Frank Bramlett teaches and researches in the English Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, focusing on sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, gender and sexuality, and comics. He is the editor of Linguistics and the Study of Comics (Palgrave 2012), and is co-editing the Routledge Companion to Comics with Roy T. Cook and Aaron Meskin (forthcoming 2016). Frank’s paper on The Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather appeared in volume 5 of ImageTexT in 2010.
Roy T. Cook
Roy T. Cook is a professor of philosophy at the university of Minnesota. His publications include Key Concepts in Philosophy: Paradox (2013), The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (2012), The Dictionary of Philosophical Logic (2009), and The Arche Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction (2007).
Dr. David Coughlan is a Lecturer in English in the School of Culture and Communication at University of Limerick, Ireland. He has published on contemporary American fiction and graphic narrative in the journals Derrida Today, College Literature, Critique, and Modern Fiction Studies, and in a number of edited collections, including Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance. Relevant published titles include “Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude and Omega: The Unknown, a Comic Book Series,” “Paul Auster’s City of Glass: The Graphic Novel” and “The Naked Hero and Model Man: Costumed Identity in Comic Book Narratives.”
Stephen Blake Ervin
Stephen Blake Ervin has an MA from Stockholm University.
Nicholas Galante is a Lecturer in College Writing Seminar at Juniata College. He earned his M. Phil. in Popular Literature from Trinity College, Dublin in 2013. His first publication on comics, “Sorceress Supreme: The Feminist Superhero in Doctor Strange” appeared in Synaesthesia vol. 2, no. 3 in December 2014. He has also written “Our Father, Who Art in Gotham: Life, Death, and Rebirth in Grant Morrison’s Batman” which will appear in a forthcoming collection on the works of Grant Morrison.
Dr. Darragh Greene teaches medieval studies at University College Dublin. His research interests include the history of ideas in relation to literature, the relation of rhetoric to ethics, and intertextuality. He has published on medieval and Renaissance literature, including essays on Chaucer and Shakespeare. He is the co-editor of Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance (McFarland 2015), which contains his essay “‘The Jungian Stuff’: Symbols of Transformation in All-Star Superman.”
Peter Han is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago (expected graduation August 2015), and an adjunct instructor at a local community college. His field of study is Ethics, with research interests in artificial intelligence, trans/posthumanism, and emerging technologies.
Tommi Kakko is a visiting research fellow at the University of Westminster and a researcher at the University of Tampere. His publications include “Narrative Conventions in Hallucinatory Narratives” in Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds (Routledge 2015) and “Hallucinatory Terror: The World of the Hashish Eater” in Cannabis: What Were We Just Talking About? (Wiley-Blackwell 2010). He is currently writing a book about hallucinations in seventeenth-century literature.
Melissa Loucks is an Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico Military Institute, where she teaches literature and writing to both college and high school students. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 2015. Her current research focuses on the comic art of Oliver Harrington, George Herriman, and Jackie Ormes.
Dr. Adnan Mahmutovic is an associate professor of literature and creative writing at Stockholm University. His works include Ways of Being Free (Rodopi 2010), Thinner than a Hair (Cinnamon Press 2010), and How to Fare Well and Stay Fair (Salt Publishing 2012).
Dr. Mervi Miettinen is a researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland. Her 2012 dissertation focused on superhero comics and American popular geopolitics, and she has taught courses on both American literature and superhero comics. Her publications include scholarly articles published by Cambridge Scholars and John Benjamins as well as an article in the Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art.
Clare Pitkethly is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is writing her PhD on language in the work of Grant Morrison. She has published several articles on comics, in journals including Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal and the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and in Angela Ndalianis’ edited book, The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero.
Kate Roddy is an occasional lecturer and seminar leader at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. She received her PhD from Trinity, where she completed a thesis on Tudor polemical literature. She has since published on Protestant martyrologies, Marian literature, and gender and sexuality in comic book fandom. In 2012 she co-organised with Darragh Greene the first conference devoted to Morrison’s work (Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance) and an edited collection of the same name is forthcoming from McFarland Books.
Dr. Keith Scott is Programme Leader for the English Language degree at De Montfort University (UK). His research interests lie in the intersection between communication and culture, and the transmission of ideas through the vectors of popular culture.
Jeremy Stoll is a folklorist of comics and community in India, with a focus on the Pao Collective and creators in Delhi. His work has been published in Marg, A Magazine of the Arts, the International Journal of Comic Art, and Folklore Forum, and he is currently co-editing The Comics World: Comics, Graphic Novels, & Their Publics with Dr. Benjamin Woo of Carleton University. Stoll teaches cultural anthropology at Metropolitan State University in Denver and publishes comics as Great Bear Comics.
Francesco-Alessio Ursini is currently Senior Lecturer in Semantics, Morphology, and Language and Cognition at the English department of Stockholm University. He holds a PhD in cognitive sciences (linguistics track) from Macquarie University, Sydney. In recent times, he expanded his interests to comic studies, with a focus on cross-cultural research on themes/tropes shared across manga, fumetti and comics.