Andrew Goldstone is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He works on twentieth-century literature in English and on literary theory, especially sociological approaches to literature. He is the author of Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man (Oxford, 2013), as well as articles in Contemporary Literature and ELH. His work in quantitative methods has focused on the history of the disciplines; it has appeared in NLH and Signs @ 40. He is working on a book about genre fiction, provisionally titled “Wastes of Time: Genre and the Literary Field since 1890.”

Amy Hungerford is Professor of English at Yale. She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century American literature, especially the period since 1945. Professor Hungerford is author of The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification (Chicago, 2003) and Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960 (Princeton, 2010). Her new monograph, Making Literature Now (complete in June of 2014) is about the social networks within which contemporary literature comes to be. Using both literary-critical and ethnographic methods, the book examines how those networks shape the aesthetic evolution of the novel and our practices of reading.