Jamie L. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Ph.D. in American Studies at Harvard University. Her research explores the historic pivot in energy use in the nineteenth century, when whale oil and other organic energy sources gave way to fossil fuels. Jones’s work has been published in American Art, Configurations, and Common-place, and her research has been supported by institutions including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Whiting Foundation. Jones has also written for the Los Angeles Review of Books and The New York Times, and she has been interviewed about her research on the BBC World News Service. Her current book project, Rendered Obsolete: The Afterlife of U.S. Whaling in the Petroleum Age, chronicles the culture of the U.S. whaling industry from its peak production through its obsolescence.
JAMIE L. JONES
Professor Emerita of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, Senior Researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, and an international affiliate of the Department of Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Atlantic Poets (2003; Braz. ed. 2007; Port. ed. 2008), “Poetry in the Machine Age” (Cambridge History of American Literature, V, 2003), co-editor of The American Columbiad (1996), Translocal Modernisms (2008), Transnational, Post Imperialist American Studies? (2010), Estudos Feministas e Cidadania Plena (2010) and America Where? (2012). She is also the editor of six anthologies of Poesia do Mundo.
MARIA IRENE RAMALHO DE SOUSA SANTOS
Full Professor of English and American Studies at Universidade Aberta and the author of América - Pátria de Heróis (1994), Sylvia Plath - O rosto oculto do poeta (1997), História(s) da Literatura Americana (2004), Ekphrasis - O poeta no atelier do artista (2006). Some of his most recent scholarly publications include O Nascimento de uma Nação - Nas origens da literatura americana (2008), Poesia de Herman Melville (2009). He has also translated into Portuguese works by William Faulkner, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Mary Renault, Virgínia Woolf, Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville, Paul Selig.
Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. Her publications include Melville’s Sources (1987), Herman Melville’s Whaling Years (2004), and “Ungraspable Phantom”:Essays on Moby-Dick (Kent State University Press, 2006, coedited with John Bryant and Timothy Marr), and Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville’s Early Works (2009), with her current project being Sailor Talk: Labor, Utterance, and Meaning in the Works of Melville, Conrad, and London.