Xuenan Cao is a PhD Candidate in the Graduate Program in Literature at
Duke University, studying media philosophy and contemporary Chinese
Eileen Donaldson is Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa. Her
interest lies in the hero and the development of agency, both of which have led
to the study of feminist speculative fiction and childrenâ€™s fantasy. Previously
she has published on Terry Pratchett, C. L. Moore, Joanna Russ, Octavia
Butler, Tanith Lee, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
James Schiavoni serves as the Chair of English and Modern Languages at
Tennessee Wesleyan University, where he teaches courses in Early Modern
British literature as well as science fiction and fantasy. Most of his previous
scholarship has been on Edmund Spenser and has been published in journals
such as Spenser Studies and Reformation.
Dennis Wilson Wise is Lecturer for the University of Arizona. He studies
twentieth- and twenty-first-century American and British literature with a
focus on science fiction and fantasy literature in particular. His dissertation
argued that J. R. R. Tolkien, the father of modern fantasy, can best be seen
through the lens of political philosopher Leo Strauss. He is also reviews editor
for Fafnir: Nordic Journal of SFF Research.
Extrapolation, vol. 60, no. 2 (2019)