NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Mark Byron is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Mark is author of Ezra Pound's Eriugena (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), co-editor of Ezra Pound's and Olga Rudge's The Blue Spill with Sophia Barnes (London: Bloomsbury, 2019), and editor of the forthcoming essay collection The New Ezra Pound Studies (Cambridge UP, 2019). He is President of the Ezra Pound Society.
Guiliana Ferreccio is former Professor of English Literature at the University of Turin, head of the Centro Studi Arti della Modernità and co-editor of its online journal Cosmo: Comparative Studies in Modernism. She is author of Jane Austen: La passione dell'ironia (1990), William Wordsworth: Paesaggi della coscienza (2006), and has written extensively on comparative literature and literary thoery. She has recently translated Wordsworth's Prelude and Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 2 into Italian. Some of her recent contributions appear in Roma/Amor: Ezra Pound, Rome and Love (2013) and Ezra Pound and Modernism: The Irish Factor (2017).
Andrew Houwen is an associate professor at Tokyo Woman's Christian University. His essay ‘Ezra Pound's Early Cantos and His Translation of Takasago’, published in the Review of English Studies (2014), won that year’s Ezra Pound Society Article Award. He has published an article on Basil Bunting’s recreation of Kamo no Chōmei’s Hōjōki in Translation and Literature (2016). Andrew is also a translator of Japanese poetry: his translations with Chikako Nihei of the prize-winning post-war Japanese poet Tarō Naka, Music: Selected Poems, appeared with Isobar Press in 2018.
Ryan Johnson recently submitted a doctoral dissertation on East-West litearture at the University of Sydney, with a focus on the cross-cultural poetry and drama of Bei Dao, Paul Claudel, Ted Hughes, Kuki Shūzō, and Mishima Yukio. His publications have appeared in The Journal of World Literature and Cahiers d'études françaises.
Lizzy LeRud is the NEH Post-doctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University's Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She completed her PhD at the University of Oregon in 2017. At Emory, she is finalizing her book manuscript, "Antagonistic Cooperation: Poetry, Prose, and American Poetics, 1825-2016," which uncovers the surprisingly recent history of the poetry-prose dichotomy.
A. David Moody is Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature at the University of York. His latest work on Ezra Pound is a three-volume critical biography which is also a detailed introduction to his poetry: Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man & His Work. The first volume, The Young Genius 1885-1920 was published in 2007, the second, The Epic Years, 1921-1939 in 2014 and the third, The Tragic Years, 1939-1972, was published in 2015 by Oxford UP.
Carlo Pulsoni is Professor of Romance Philology and Linguistics in the Department of Humanities, Ancient and Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures at the Università degli Studi di Perugia. Alongside his scholarly publications and conference activity, Professor Pulsoni has organized a number of exhibitions including "Le vie del pellegrinaggio: Santiago de Compostela" (Padova, 2004); "Le prime edizioni italiane di Hemingway" (Perugia, 2007); "Un editore europeo: Vanni Scheiwiller e i suoi amici" (Perugia, 2010).
Jean-Michel Rabaté is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, co-editor of the Journal of Modern Literature, current chair of the MLA Forum for Philosophy and Literature, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is author or editor of more than forty books on modernism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and literary theory. Recent titles include: Rust (Bloomsbury, 2018), Kafka L.O.L. (Quodlibet, 2018) and the collection After Derrida (Cambridge UP, 2018).
Robert Sheppard was born in 1955 and educated at UEA. His Selected Poems History or Sleep is published by Shearsman. His critical volumes include The Poetry of Saying (LUP, 2005) and The Meaning of Form (Palgrave, 2016), and he was included in Richard Parker’s News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries (Shearsman, 2014), in which he played around with some Chinese poems, as Pound had. Sheppard is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill University, and he lives in Liverpool.
Benjamin J. Smith is a Master's student at the University of North Texas. His work explores the historical and theoretical politics of Modernist forms, with particular interest in Pound's Cantos and Joyce's Ulysses. He will graduate from UNT in 2019.