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MemberJared Richman

Jared S. Richman is Associate Professor of English at Colorado College where his teaching centers on literatures of Britain’s long eighteenth century, radical culture, satire, critical disability studies, and comics and graphic narrative. He is currently finishing a manuscript entitled“Transatlantic Realms”: British Romanticism and the Idea of America, 1780-1832. He has published essays on various authors including William Blake, Charlotte Smith, Anna Seward, John Thelwall, and Mary Shelley. His most recent project traces the relationship between nascent elocutionary theories of the Enlightenment and disability in Anglo-American culture.

MemberKevin Sedeño-Guillén

Dr. Kevin Sedeño-Guillén is a visiting assistant professor in the Spanish and Portuguese department at Colorado College. He is a Latin Americanist with an emphasis in colonial Latin America and a comparative focus in the Caribbean and Andean regions. His main area of expertise is the historiography of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American literary criticism. He has experience teaching Spanish Language at all levels, but he has a special concentration on academic and creative writing coaching. He has widely published on Reinaldo Arenas, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Pedro Blas Julio, Rómulo Bustos Aguirre, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, José Lezama Lima, Dulce María Loynaz, Rafael María Merchán, Manuel del Socorro Rodríguez, and María Zambrano, among other authors. He co-edited the collection of essays La narrativa de Mayra Montero: hacia una literatura transnacional caribeña (2008). Sedeño-Guillén’s research has been generously supported by the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Cuban Heritage Collection of University of Miami, University of Kentucky Graduate School and Ibero-American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is currently working to transform his dissertation, Modernidades contra-natura: crítica ilustrada, prensa periódica y cultura manuscrita en el siglo XVIII americano, into a book.