Dominic Pettman professes in New York City. He is the author of numerous books on technology, humans, and other animals; including the recent Creaturely Love (Minnesota), Sonic Intimacy (Stanford), and Metagestures (Punctum, with Carla Nappi). You can find out more at 

Dominic Pettman

Sean Ward teaches and writes on nineteenth and twentieth century literature and culture. He's at work on two book projects, one focusing on the concept of blackness and the history of the novel, the other on Frank Little and the Butte Metal Miners Strike of 1917. He lives in St. Paul.

Sean Ward

Pam Thurschwell is the editor of Quadrophenia and Mod(ern) Culture (2017). She has written on Bob Dylan, George Eliot, Sigmund Freud, and Bruce Springsteen and writes a lot about Henry James. She recently wrote about Joni Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, and irritable feminism in Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings (ed. Ruth Charnock, 2019). She is working on a book on adolescence and time travel, and lives in Lewes, England.

Pam Thurschwell

Mike Huguenor is a musician and writer from San Jose, CA. His musical projects include Shinobu, Hard Girls, and the Jeff Rosenstock Band. A regular contributor to Bay Area alt-weeklies Metro Silicon Valley & Good Times Santa Cruz, he can also be found in Le Monde Diplomatique, the Outline, Guitar World, and elsewhere.

Mike Huguenor

Kathleen Blackburn grew up in Lubbock, Texas and now lives in Chicago where she writes essays about memory, religion, and "ugly" animals. Recent work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, and others, with "Notable" listings in Best American Essays

Kathleen Blackburn

Dr. Ruth Charnock is a writer, poet, and academic. She is the editor of Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings, out now with Bloomsbury, and the author of Anais Nin: bad sex, shame and contemporary culture, forthcoming with EUP. Her last piece, “Bad Teacher: A work in progress” came out in Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry in Summer, 2019. Her work is interested in affect (particularly “bad” feelings), feminism and popular culture. She continues to love Roxette.

Ruth Charnock


Brian Connolly has written on US culture and politics and his publications have appeared in History of the PresentJ19Los Angeles Review of BooksAvidlyPublic Seminar, and The Immanent Frame. He is the author of Domestic Intimacies: Incest and the Liberal Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (Penn Press, 2014) and is currently working on a book on love, intimacy, and psychoanalysis at the end of the world called The Age of the Phallus.

Brian Connolly

Peter Coviello is the author of four books, the most recent of which are Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs (Penguin, 2018) and Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism (Chicago, 2019). He lives in Chicago.

Peter Coviello

David Hollingshead is a Canadian who writes and teaches in New Jersey. An essay about singer-songwriter Neko Case is forthcoming in Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, and he’s written about a range of other topics in 18th and 19th-Century British and American literature. 

David Hollingshead

Sheila Liming has written for The AtlanticMcSweeney’sThe Los Angeles Review of BooksPublic BooksThe Point, and others. Her first book, What a Library Means to a Woman, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press while a second book project, Office is forthcoming from Bloomsbury through its Object Lessons series.  

Sheila Liming

Robert Cashin Ryan is co-editor of hyped on melancholy. He has written on christmas, drone music, "Born in the USA," and other things people hate for AvidlyThe Los Angeles Review of BooksSounding Out!, and other venues. He also writes about imperial late-style, the ocean, and Henry James in more ornate academic outposts. He lives, teaches, and writes between upstate NY, downstate NY, and Chicago.

Robert Cashin Ryan

Sarah Osment is co-editor of hyped on melancholy, and writes, reads and teaches in the Tampa Bay Area. She has written about photographic blankness and literary atmosphere, and is at work on a book about when words work like weather vanes. She recently sang “Redondo Beach” at karaoke.

Sarah Osment

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