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Notes on Contributors

Dominic Davies

Dominic Davies is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in English at the University of Oxford, where he also completed his DPhil in March 2015. He has written and published a number of articles in journals such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and The Kipling Journal, and has contributed chapters to Études Littéraires Africaines (ELA) special issue on South Africa and Post-Apartheid Literature (1994-2014) and a forthcoming collection entitled South Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations (2016). He is the Facilitator of the Leverhulme-funded Network, ‘Planned Violence: Post/colonial Urban Infrastructures and Literature’ ( His current research focuses on the way urban space in postcolonial cities is represented in graphic novels and comics.

Jaquelin Elliot

Jaquelin Elliott is a PhD student at the University of Florida where she concentrates in Victorian studies and popular culture. She has presented papers at the South Atlantic MLA, South Central MLA, Children’s Literature Association, and International Gothic Association and, at present, has a forthcoming article in Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural. With the core of her focus rooted in the long 19th century, her academic interests include horror, the Gothic, cultural studies, fan studies, queer theory, and monster studies.

Sergio C. Figueiredo

Sergio C. Figueiredo is an Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University (GA) where he currently teaches courses in writing, media, and design. Sergio’s research interests include media histories and rhetorics (print, digital, and material), writing studies, professional communication, visual design and composition, and public and civic engagement. In 2011, he completed his doctoral work in Clemson University’s PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program, and is currently a Fellow with the Global Art and Ideas Nexus.

Vincent Haddad

Vincent Haddad, Ph.D., recently defended his dissertation, Novelistic Intimacies: Reading and Writing in the Late Age of Print, at Wayne State University. His article “Conjuring David Foster Wallace’s Ghost: Prosopopoeia, Whitmanian Intimacy, and the Queer Potential of Infinite Jest and The Pale King” is forthcoming in a special issue on David Foster Wallace in the scholarly journal Orbit: Writing Around Thomas Pynchon. His research interests include the modern American novel, African American literature, gender and sexuality, book history and print culture, and Comics Studies.

Catherine Kasper

Catherine Kasper is an associate professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio where she has taught creative writing, text and image workshops, and interdisciplinary literatures. She is a reader for The Examined Life literary journal and co-editor of American Letters & Commentary, a visual arts and literary publisher.

Daniel Marrone

Daniel Marrone is the author of Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory (University Press of Mississippi). His writing on comics has also appeared in Studies in Comics and Canadian Review of Comparative Literature.

Derek Parker Royal

Derek Parker Royal is professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. His areas of research include comics studies, contemporary literature, and narrative theory. He is the general editor of the new Bloomsbury Comics Studies Series, from Bloomsbury Academic, and he is the founder and former executive editor of the journal, Philip Roth Studies. His books include Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author (Praeger, 2005), Philip Roth’s American Pastoral (Atlante, 2011, co-authored with Patrick Badonnel and Daniel Royot), Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative (Purdue University Press, 2011), and the upcoming Visualizing Jewish Narrative: Essays on Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). He has guest edited eight different special issues of scholarly journals, covering topics such as multi-ethnic comics, superheroes and gender, politics and comics, Woody Allen’s post-1990 films, and contemporary Jewish narrative. His essays on comics, film, and American literature have appeared in a variety of edited book collections and scholarly journals, including College LiteratureModern Fiction StudiesContemporary LiteratureImageTexTJournal of Graphic Novels and ComicsInternational Journal of Comic ArtPost ScriptMELUSCritiquePoe StudiesThe Mark Twain AnnualTexas Studies in Literature and LanguageMidwest QuarterlyModern Jewish Studies/YiddishShofar, and Studies in American Jewish Literature. He is currently working on two book projects for the University Press of Mississippi, including The Hernandez Brothers: Conversations (part of its Conversation with Comics Artists Series) and Coloring America, a collection of essays on post-1980s American multi-ethnic comics.

Stephen Tabachnick

Stephen E. Tabachnick is a professor of English at the University of Memphis and has been teaching courses in the graphic novel for more than twenty years. He is the editor of Teaching the Graphic Novel (MLA, 2009), the co-editor (with Esther Saltzman) of Drawn from the Classics: Essays on Graphic Adaptations of Literary Works (McFarland, 2015), and author of The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel (University of Alabama Press, 2014). He is also the author of a biography of his doctoral adviser, Fiercer than Tigers: The Life and Works of Rex Warner, and the author or editor of several books about Lawrence of Arabia and Charles M. Doughty.

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