Literature Contributors

Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English at the University of North Bengal. He is widely published with over fifty papers in journals like diacritics, Oxford Literary Review, History and Theory, parallax, Rethinking History, South Asia, SubStance, symplokē, The Comparatist and others. Among his recent books include Lover’s Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012), Globalizing Dissent (New York: Routledge, 2008), Edward Said, the Literary, Social and the Political World (New York: Routledge, 2009), Making Sense of the Secular (New York: Routledge, 2012), Presence: Philosophy, History and Cultural Theory for the 21st Century (Cornell University Press, 2013, with Ethan Kleinberg). To know more about his work one may visit his website:

Rachel Galvin is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University. She received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton. Her current book project, Poetry and the Press in Wartime (1936-1945), argues that print journalism offered an unexpected model for wartime poetry and poetics during the tumultuous period spanning from the Spanish Civil War through World War II. In a second book project she theorizes trans-American poetics, contending that 20th-century poetry must be understood in hemispheric terms. Essays related to these projects appear in the Wallace Stevens Journal, Blackwell Guide to Translation Studies, and other publications. Rachel also publishes poems and translations in journals like the Boston Review, McSweeney’s, and The New Yorker. She is the author of a collection of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion (2009), and Hitting the Streets (2013), a translation from the French of Raymond Queneau.

Jason Groves received his Ph.D. in German Studies from Yale University in 2012. His writing draws on the recent environmental turn in the Humanities in order to reorient the relationship between literature and theories of the earth, particularly in 19th and 20th century German literature and thought. These interests inform his current book project, An Unarticulated Ground: The Shock of the Earth from Goethe to Celan, as well as several recent contributions to the Critical Climate Change series of Open Humanities Press. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Integrated Humanities at Yale University.

Mathelinda Nabugodi is a PhD Candidate at University College London and is currently at Yale University as part of the UCL-Yale Collaborative Exchange Programme. She holds an MA in Translation Theory and Practice, also from UCL, and an MA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis explores the writings of English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and German modernist critic Walter Benjamin, placing a particular emphasis on the images they employ in their works. The central question concerns the nature of poetic language, and its facets include the visual and sonic elements of language; allegory and metaphor; the correspondences between mythic narratives and historical time; the origins of language; and the types of experience only found in words. She participated in founding the UCL Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry, is co-organiser of its yearly graduate conference, and acts as editor for the Society’s journal for interdisciplinary inquiry. She has also translated Strindberg’s The Bond for Norvik Press.

Henry Sussman founded Feedback and covers contemporary literature among other fields.