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Notes on Contributors


Charlotte BEYER is a contemporary literature specialist, whose teaching areas include recent British fiction and poetry; North American literature from the 19th Century to the present day; black British and postcolonial literature; and crime fiction. Dr Beyer has published a number of articles on Margaret Atwood’s fiction and poetry, and a book chapter, and a recent article on Willa Cather’s journalism and travel writing. She has also published on crime fiction, as well as on Jackie Kay and Isha McKenzie-Mavinga, and on Doris Pilkington’s Rabbit-Proof Fence.

Karin COPE is Associate Professor of Historical and Critical Studies at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Author of Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live With Gertrude Stein (2005), a study of Stein and some of her relationships that argued that the practices of fiction, drama, poetry and the visual arts are not simply the objects of critical theory, but often enough, its very best medium, she is currently at work on a collection of essays tentatively entitled, What Can Literature Do? on the imaginative work of Toni Morrison.

Eric GILDER is presently Associate Professor at the Linton Global College of Hannam University (Korea) in the Department of Communication and Culture. He is also a University Professor and Fellow of the ‘C. Peter Magrath’ Center of International Academic Cooperation at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania), holding a Ph.D. in Communication (rhetorical emphasis) from The Ohio State University (USA). Author of three books and multiple studies, he has published extensively in Romanian, American and international journals and books on topics of communication (rhetoric, mass media and theory), cultural studies, and international higher educational policy and practice. He is a member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (UK), The World Association of Christian Communication (Canada) and the World Futures Studies Federation (USA).

Yvonne GUTENBERGER is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Mainz, where she is conducting research on “Life Writing and Theory: Contemporary African American Academics' Autobiographical Writings” as a fellow of the doctoral college on Life Writing. She has done research at Columbia University, New York, and taught at the English Departments of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. Her publications include articles on African American and transcultural life writing.

Mervyn HAGGER is an independent scholar whose work is closely associated with Dr. Eric Gilder and The John Lilburne Research Institute (for Constitutional Studies). Since 2001, Gilder and Hagger have collaborated upon a series of academic articles arising out of a study of the history of publishing and broadcasting, and their relationship to the acts of governmental licensing as a means of political censorship.

David Brian HOWARD is Associate Professor of Art History in the Division of Historical and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the history and politics of Modernism in the United States and Canada after World War II, and, most recently, has published the article “From the Missile Gap to the Culture Gap: Modernism in the Fallout from Sputnik,” in Michael Ryan (ed.) Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2008. He is completing a book project entitled Gnawing on Skulls: Allegory in the Age of the American Empire and has begun work on the second of what is projected to be a three volume series.

Silvia IRIMIEA is Associate Professor at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj. She holds a PhD in the field of educational linguistics and has acquired considerable experience in EFL, linguistics and communication studies. Her more in-depth academic interests are in vocational linguistics, discourse studies, applied linguistics, and writing and mass media, areas in which she has published widely. Her publications include 7 books (Text Linguistics, Vocational and Education Training and Its Implementation in Romania, , A Guidebook to Professional Writing, English for International Tourism: English for Tourism Managers, English for Tourism Agents, American Political Institutions),and a large number of articles.
Silvia Irimiea benefited from several research scholarships from prestigious universities in the UK, Ireland and USA. She has participated in numerous international and national conferences and symposia on EU training policies, vocational training in Europe, ESP and evaluation and has coordinated several Leonardo da Vinci training projects aimed at aligning the Romanian academic and vocational training institutions to the European standards. The experience acquired has broadened her expertise in educational management, Dr Irimiea being also Director of the Centre for Tourism Training in Cluj-Napoca. She is an active member of several European professional associations and networks.

Raluca MOLDOVAN is an historian specializing in the history and representation of the Holocaust in cinema, among other subjects. She has been teaching in the American Studies programme at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, since 2004; her courses and seminars include American History, American Film and American Popular Culture. She is currently preparing the manuscript of her doctoral thesis – The representation of the Holocaust on Film – for publication and is also working on a series of studies examining the relationship between history and cinema. She is a member of the Romanian Association for American Studies and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (Columbia University, New York). She lives in Cluj, Romania.

Adriana NEAGU is Associate Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. She is the author of Sublimating the Postmodern Discourse: toward a Post-Postmodern Fiction in the Writings of Paul Auster and Peter Ackroyd (2001), In the Future Perfect: the Rise and Fall of Postmodernism (2001), and of numerous critical and cultural theory articles. Dr Neagu has been the recipient of several pre- and postdoctoral research awards. Previous academic affiliations include an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh and visiting positions at Oxford University, University of Bergen, University of East Anglia, and University of London. Her teaching areas are diverse, combining literary and cultural studies disciplines. Her main specialism is in the poetics of modernist and postmodernist discourse, postcolonial theory and the literatures of identity, and translation theory and practice. At present her research centres on new paradigms of cultural identity in the U.K. Since 1999, Dr Neagu has been Advisory Editor and, since 2004, Editor-in-Chief of American, British and Canadian Studies, the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania.

Martin A. PARLETT is a graduate student and researcher at the University of British Columbia. He is a current Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Oxford University, teaching medieval literature, language and culture. In 2008, Martin worked for the Barack Obama campaign in Virginia, directing volunteer activities and creating communication initiatives, receiving high praise and recognition from the future president. His work on political communication has been published in academic contexts and the media, and is a past recipient of The Oxford Leadership Prize. He is currently working on a forthcoming publication: ‘Barack Obama: The Man Who Walked His Way to the White House.’

William STEARNS is a political scientist who specializes in contemporary political thought. His work usually concerns the uses and abuses of political language and politics as symbolic action. He has taught at the University of Bucharest, University of Montana, St. John's University (Minnesota), University of Michigan, Prescott College (Arizona) and Lucian Blaga University (Sibiu, Romania). His recent work has focused on collective memory and political identity in Transnistria and Kaliningrad, and currently, his research is an examination of the “constitution of the Romanian communist subject” via an inquiry concerning the origins, dissemination and function of humor in Romanian culture during the Ceausescu years. He is a member of the Faculty Committee for the International Forum, University of Montana. He lives in Missoula, Montana (USA) and spends summers in Cluj, Romania.


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