Camila Alvarez is an Instructor of English at Indian River State College, where she teaches rhetoric and composition. Her interests include pedagogy, digital media, imagery, gaming in the classroom, and networking learning.
Richard Burt is Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida and the author of Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (2008; paperback 2010); Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (1998; rev. 1999); and Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship (1993). He is also the editor of Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture (2006); Shakespeare After Mass Media (2002); and The Administration of Aesthetics: Censorship, Political Criticism, and the Public Sphere (1994). Burt is the co-editor of a special issue of Exemplaria on "Movie Medievalism" (2007) and of three books: Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property, and Culture in Early Modern England (1994); Shakespeare the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video (1997); and Shakespeare the Movie, II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video, and DVD (2003). During 1995-96, Burt held a Fulbright scholarship in Berlin, Germany, and taught at the Free University and the Humboldt University. Burt is presently writing a book entitled Shelf-Life: Close/d Reading and the Biopolitics of the Archive and co-writing a book with Julian Yates entitled What's the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare? Cruxes and Crossroads. For more information, please go to «http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~burt/burtindex.html»
Michael Y. Bennett is an Assistant Professor of English in Modern Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His primary focus is on the Theatre of the Absurd (particularly Samuel Beckett) and on Oscar Wilde. He is editing a forthcoming book entitled Oscar Wilde's Salome (Rodopi). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Theatre and Drama, Notes on Contemporary Literature, Variaciones Borges, and forthcoming in Callaloo and in a book collection entitled Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. He also has reviews in Theatre Journal, The Drama Review, and forthcoming in Modern Drama.
William G. Bryan is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida in the Texts & Technology program. He is a resident of Orlando, FL and a native Floridian. His research interests include how the practice and organizing habits of collecting mirror those of the database.
William Dorner recently completed his Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Central Florida, and will begin doctoral studies in Texts and Technology this coming fall. His academic interests include the digital encoding of texts and the preservation of media artifacts in their many forms.
A. K. Drees is an Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities at Defiance College and a PhD student in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University.
Kathryn Dunlap is a PhD Student in the Texts & Technology program at the University of Central Florida where she is studying new media, posthuman and queer theory. She has also been active in the anime fan community since 2001 and has taken to studying anime and manga academically for the past 4 years.
Christopher R. Friend is a Trustees Doctoral Fellow at the University of Central Florida exploring how both online and traditional education can effectively use and teach new-media thinking. For the past decade, he has taught secondary English in both face-to-face and virtual formats, emphasizing structured thinking and composition. He currently holds an M.Ed. from UCF.
Amanda Perez is a PhD student in Texts and Technology at the University of Central Florida and an MS student of Software Engineering at Regis University. She earned an MA and BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado. Her research interests are centered on the effects of software on literature.
Irene L. Pynn is a PhD student at the University of Central Florida Texts and Technology program in Orlando. She is the author of several short stories, children's plays, and a novel. Her research interests focus mainly on alternate reality games and performance spaces in virtual environments. With a deep fascination and respect for the storytelling and theatrical possibilities of the Internet, Irene has written for several alternate reality game projects and directed several productions in the online world of Second Life. She works as a course content writer for online classes and also teaches literature to college freshmen. Visit Irene online at «www.irenelpynn.com». She welcomes communication from all scholars and students of performance media and writing.
L. Michael Sacasas is a doctoral student in the Texts & Technology program at the University of Central Florida.
Sudipto Sanyal is a doctoral student in the American Culture Studies program at Bowling Green State University. He is interested in intoxication - drugs, love, etc. - and what it means for various ways of wandering through spaces both imagined and real. His research also includes crime fiction and notions of genre.
Craig Saper is Professor of English and Texts & Technology (a doctoral program) at the University of Central Florida and the author of Networked Art (2001; archive edition, 2007) and Artificial Mythologies (1997; archive edition, 2008). He has edited and written afterwards for Words and The Readies (both in 2009 with Rice Universities Digital Press), and he edited special issues of Visible Language (1988) and Style (2001). Saper is the co-editor, with Ellen Berry, of a special issue of Rhizomes on "Drifts" (2007) and, with Freeman and Garrett-Petts, the editor of an anthology on Imaging Place (2009) also issued as a special issue of Rhizomes (2008), and the reviews editor and wrote the "Blog Report" column for Rhizomes. He wrote the introduction to Sharon Kivland's A Disturbance of Memory, II (2008). His curatorial projects include exhibits on "Assemblings" (1997), "Noigandres: Concrete Poetry in Brazil" (1988) and "TypeBound" (2008), and folkvine.org (2003-6). Saper has a Minor Compositions pamphlet on Intimate Bureaucracies forthcoming from Autonomedia, and has published two other pamphlets On Being Read (1985) and Raw Material (2008), and he is presently writing a biography of a poet-publisher-impresario-writer in every imaginable genre, Bob Brown, who invented a reading machine. A recent New York Times Books section Back Page Essay describes Saper's research and work on Brown in the context of new iPad's and e-readers. For more information, please go to «http://www.readies.org/saper»
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer whose works include the novels Drain (Triquarterly/Northwestern) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus), among others; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game (Nebraska); and the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). Additionally, he recently edited the final novel, published posthumously, by Raymond Federman, SHHH: The Story of a Childhood (Starcherone). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. He can be found, virtually, at «davisschneiderman.com»
Mathias Schönher is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the University of Vienna in Austria. He received his MA in Philosophy at the University of Vienna and his MA in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He
is currently writing his thesis on the conceptual persona in Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy? He has lived in Paris since 2008, where he is doing research at the Université Paris 1.
Scott Sundvall is an MA student in Textual Studies at Bowling Green State University. His research interests include the intersections of new media technologies and phenomenology, semiotics, psycho- and shizo-analysis, and rhizomatic approaches and methodologies.
Michael Szekely teaches in philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities at Temple University in Philadelphia. His essays have appeared in such journals as Contemporary Aesthetics, Jazz Perspectives, Social Semiotics, Textual Practice, and Cultural Logic. Michael has recently completed an essay on jazz education, to be published in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Education Philosophy. Michael is also a practicing musician and composer, with particular interests in collective improvisation and pop music.
Margrit Talpalaru is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her dissertation relies on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in its examination of the nature of corporate capitalism in texts as diverse as corporate culture, literature, and non-fiction.
Lloyd Isaac Vayo is a doctoral student in American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on sound studies and 9/11, including attention to the use of voice recordings of the hijackers in popular media, as well as the ways in which such usage endows those voices with a presence-in-absence.
Terie Lea Watkins is I a student in the Texts and Technology, Ph. D. program at the University of Central Florida. In keeping with my interests in gender, sex, and race studies, she is also a graduate assistant at the Multicultural Student Center (MSC). Her work at the MSC focuses on creating workshops and programming that draw awareness to diversity, culture, identity, and inclusion on UCF's campus. She teaches Composition I at UCF, and Composition I and II at Seminole State College of Florida.
Julian Yates is Associate Professor of English and Material Culture Studies at University of Delaware. His first book, Error, Misuse, Failure: Object Lessons from the English Renaissance (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003) examined the social and textual lives of relics, portrait miniatures, the printed page, secret hiding places in Renaissance England and was a finalist for the MLA Best First Book Prize in 2003. His recent work focuses on questions of ecology, genre, and reading in Renaissance English Literature and beyond.