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.
Christopher M. Cox is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. His research interests include new media theory, cultural studies, and digital comics.
Jaquelin Elliott is a PhD student at the University of Florida. She is currently sub-concentrating in Victorian studies and genre studies and has given conference presentations at the Children’s Literature Association and the International Gothic Association. Her academic interests include horror, the Gothic, cultural studies, fan studies, queer theory, and spending far too much time talking about monsters.
Megan Fowler is a current English PhD student at the University of Florida. Her research interests include Film & New Media Studies, Visual Rhetoric, Popular Culture Studies, Fandom Studies, Adaptation Studies, Feminist & Queer Theory, Post-Colonial & Critical Race Theory, Comics & Animation, Science Fiction, and the Gothic. Her primary research is in intersectional representations of race, gender, and queer identity in contemporary television. She has a forthcoming chapter “‘Psychotically, Irrationally, Erotically Codependent’: Incest and the Gothic Other in Supernatural” in Supernatural and the Gothic Tradition.
Amy Larner Giroux, Ph.D., is a computer research specialist at the Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) at the University of Central Florida assisting faculty and graduate students with their digital humanities projects. She completed her doctorate in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida in 2014. Her dissertation, “Kaleidoscopic Community History: Theories of Databased Rhetorical History-Making,” included a digital history project about navigating the historical contact zones between whites, blacks, and mixed-race Creoles in early nineteenth-century Pensacola, Florida, and the contact zone with present-day users of the project. Amy is a co-author of “Teaching the Repulsive Memorial,” in Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Archives, and Memorials, edited by Laurie Grobman and Jane Greer (Routledge, 2015).
Jeffery Klaehn holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Amsterdam (2007) and recently completed a second PhD, in Sociology, at the University of Strathclyde. He serves on the editorial advisory boards with Studies in Comics, the International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA), ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, International Communication Gazette, and Synaethesia: Communication Across Cultures. More information about his work can be found at: http://uva.academia.edu/JefferyKlaehn
A. David Lewis
A. David Lewis is the Eisner Award nominated author of American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010). Additionally, he is a founding member of Sacred & Sequential (a collective of religious studies and comics studies scholars), an Executive Board Member for the Comics Studies Society, and a columnist for Duke University’s ISLAMiCommentary site. He currently teaches at MCPHS University and is co-author of both The Lone and Level Sands and Some New Kind of Slaughter graphic novels from Archaia Entertainment. You can follow him on Twitter @ADLewis.
Mitchell C. Lilly
Mitchell C. Lilly received his M.A. in English from Marshall University, where he now teaches composition and literature courses. His essay “Edgar Allan Poe’s The (Unnatural) Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym” was recently published in the journal Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation. His main research interests are in the fields of narrative, trauma, and video games studies. His current projects include further research on unnaturalism in the works of Poe and a book project on alternative histories and video games.
Mitch R. Murray is a doctoral fellow in the Department of English at the University of Florida and current president of the Marxist Reading Group. His research focuses on contemporary American literature, critical theory, and genre in the waning of Program Era fiction.
Jorge Santos is an assistant professor of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States at the College of the Holy Cross. He has begun to explore the world of ethnic graphic narrative and was awarded the University of Connecticut Aetna Critical Writing Prize for his article on Rhode Montijo’s comic book Pablo’s Inferno, which is forthcoming in ImageText. He has also contributed an article on Lila Quintero Weaver’s Darkroom for Revisionary Graphic Histories: Multi-Ethnic Graphic Narrative and the Idea of the Historical Past, a forthcoming collection from the University of Georgia Press. He has now begun work on his first book project, Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Era, which explores contemporary comics reflecting on the activism of the 1950s and 1960s.