Markku Salmela holds a PhD from University of Tampere, Finland, where he teaches as a university lecturer in English Philology. In addition to his research on Paul Auster, he specializes in American literature, literary naturalism, postmodernism, and the poetics and politics of fictional spaces. Dr. Salmela has published articles in a number of books and in journals including Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
About Jarkko Toikkanen
Jarkko Toikkanen holds a PhD from University of Tampere, Finland, and his most recent appointment was Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, London, UK, He is completing a book project on the intermedial experience of horror in literature. His areas of expertise include deconstruction and Paul de Man, word and image theory, affect theory, and poetics of romanticism and modernism.