Amanda Licastro is the Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stevenson University in Maryland. Amanda’s dissertation “Excavating ePortfolios: Digging into a Decade of Student-Driven Data,” won the Calder Dissertation Prize in Digital Humanities in May 2016. Her work can be seen in Kairos, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, and Communication Design Quarterly. Amanda’s work on Virtual Reality was featured in The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine.
Research interests in modern Scottish literature and cultural politics; contemporary fiction; Anglophone vernacular writing; modernism and critical theory.Articles on James Kelman (and masculinity, existentialism, canonicity, art-speech), Alistair MacLeod, William McIlvanney, Alice Munro, Andrew O’Hagan, Don Paterson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alan Warner, Irvine Welsh, Scottish novels of education, vernacular fetishism, devolution, ‘theory’ and cultural nationalism. Work in progress on the culturalist narrative of Scottish devolution, and the politics of ‘voice’. [http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/ssl/vol39/iss1/16/]Editor of Edinburgh Companion to James Kelman and Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence. [http://www.word-power.co.uk/books/unstated-I9780956628398/] Co-editor of the International Journal of Scottish Literature.
Renata Kobetts Miller is professor of English at the City College of New York, where she also serves as Deputy Dean of Humanities and the Arts. Her book The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on the Stage was published by Edinburgh University Press in November. She is also the author of a book on adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her work on Victorian fiction and theater has appeared in MLQ, BRANCH, and the Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, among other places. She is currently working on two projects: one on the Independent Theatre Society of the 1890s, and the other on interdisciplinarity in the Victorian novel.
I’m an associate professor of New Media & Digital Methods at the Media Studies dept., University of Amsterdam (NL). My research interests include a range of topics in web history, software studies and digital culture. I’m currently working on a book project called Making Media New, about the rise and significance of ‘web-native’ culture in the mid- to late-1990s. I am also a founding member of the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam), and regularly lead digital methods workshops and projects at our summer and winter schools. I also maintain the webcultures mailing list, an announcements and discussion list for web history and allied fields. I received my PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2013, and was an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (NL) from 2013-2017. In 2015 I was awarded a Veni personal research grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for my project ‘The web that was.’ The project concerns the material and symbolic significance of the Perl programming language for the early web, and provides the basis for several case studies presented in my book.
Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of the Anaphora Literary Press. She is currently teaching college English at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, she taught for three years at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the Middle Georgia State College. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism. She published two academic books with McFarland: Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson (2013) and The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels (2014). She published two poetry collections Improvisational Arguments (Fomite Press, 2011) and Battle for Athens (Anaphora, 2012). She also released two historical novels: The Romances of George Sand (2014), and The Battle for Democracy (2016). She published two fantasy novellas with Grim’s Labyrinth Publishing: The Great Love of Queen Margaret, the Vampire (2014) and The Campaigns against the Olden: Kingdoms of Laruta (2014). She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Sloths and I (Anaphora, 2013). She has been editing and writing for the independent, tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal since 2009, and started the second Anaphora periodical, Cinematic Codes Review in 2016. She has presented her research at the MLA, SAMLA, EAPSU, SWWC, BWWC and many other conferences. She won the MLA Bibliography, Kentucky Historical Society and Brown University Military Collection fellowships.