I am a 4th year doctoral candidate at the department of Comparative Literature in Binghamton University. I work on Indian masculinities in literature and digital media.
I am currently a Lecturer at Binghamton University. I received my doctorate from Stony Brook, and my research currently investigates the intermediality of contemporary American literature through an analysis of literary voice in multi-modal writing. Specifically, I’m interested in the intersections among 21st-century literary forms, media convergence, and sociopolitical polemics. I am also interested in the changing influences of literary forms within our informational, hyper-mediated society. I recently presented on the poetry of Jorie Graham and Claudia Rankine and also on the inclusion of cyberfeminist pedagogies within online instruction. I have eclectic interests which enhance my continued research and instruction. I have been student editor of Stony Brook’s educational blog: check out my posts! https://you.stonybrook.edu/eglblog/author/joemann/. I also taught high school English and coached high school track and field/cross-country before pursuing a PhD. I like to run, and I’ve finished twelve marathons and the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid. I recently competed in the Three Minute Thesis Competition at Stony Brook. Check out my performance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meQqf2uiTVE
Dr. Sevinç Türkkan teaches modern Turkish literature and intellectual history at the University of Rochester. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Literature Studies, Türkisch-deutsche Studien Jahrbuch, Translation and Literature, Teaching Translation (Ed. L. Venuti, Routledge), Orhan Pamuk: Critical Essays on a Novelist between Worlds (Ibidem), Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk (Routledge), Post-1960 Novelists in Turkey, Making Connections, International Journal of the Humanities, and elsewhere. Her translations from German appeared in Best European Fiction edited by Aleksandar Hemon (Dalkey Archive Press). Her translation of Aslı Erdoğan’s book The Stone Building and Other Places was published by City Lights Books in 2018. She is the co-editor (with David Damrosch) of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk (MLA, 2017) and she is at work on a book manuscript titled Translation Criticism and the Construction of World Literature.
Samuel Cohen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where he teaches courses in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature. He is the author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace and The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters. He is Series Editor of The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture. He is also author of 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology and Literature: The Human Experience and is writing a book on the history of the American university press. He is 2019-2020 chair of the MLA Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights and Responsibilities and is the 20th- and 21st-Century American Language, Literature, and Culture Forum Representative to the MLA Delegate Assembly.