Dr. Lonny Harrison is an associate professor of Russian at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is also director of the Charles T. McDowell Center for Global Studies. His PhD is from the University of Toronto (2008). Dr. Harrison specializes in 19th and 20th-century Russian literature, while his research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the works of authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Boris Pasternak, among others. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Slavic and East European Journal and Canadian Slavonic Papers. His book Archetypes from Underground: Notes on the Dostoevskian Self was published in May 2016 by the Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Find an author interview about his book here. Current research projects include a monograph on responses to Soviet authoritarianism in works of Russian literature (Lexington Books, 2021), and another on personas of the revolutionary terrorist in Russian fiction and memoirs (forthcoming).
Sean Woodard is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English. He holds a Dual MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University (2017). He also serves as the Film Editor for the online magazine Drunk Monkeys. His interdisciplinary research interests include literature of the American West, film studies, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and horror. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections such as Cinematheme (forthcoming, 2023), Bloodstained Narratives: The Giallo Film in Italy and Abroad (University Press of Mississippi, 2023), and Journeys into Terror: Essays from the Cinematic Intersection of Travel and Horror (McFarland, 2023). His fiction, poetry, film criticism, and other writing have been featured in Los Angeles Review of Books, PLNU's Viewpoint Magazine, miniMAG, Hush Lit: A Journal of Noise, South Broadway Ghost Society, NonBinary Review, Horrorbuzz, Cultured Vultures, and Los Angeles Magazine, among other publications.