Season 3 of Novel Dialogue is pleased to welcome four guest hosts, bringing fresh new voices and scintillating conversation to the ND pod.

Sarah Wasserman is associate professor of English and associate director of the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of The Death of Things: Ephemera and the American Novel (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and co-editor of Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing (University of Minnesota Press, 2021) as well as Cultures of Obsolescence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her essays appear in PMLAAmerican Literary History, Post45, ASAP, Contemporary LiteratureLit Compass, and various edited volumes. Her public writing has been published in Public BooksLARB, and Flaunt Magazine.

Chris Holmes is associate professor and chair of Literatures in English at Ithaca College. He is the creator and host of the literary podcast Burned by Books (a New Books Network Academic Partner). His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. His work has been published with Novel: A Forum on FictionModern Fiction Studies, CritiqueContemporary LiteratureLiterature CompassDiaspora, and Oxford’s Research Encyclopedia. He is co-editor with Kelly Mee Rich of the special issue: “Ishiguro After the Nobel” in Modern Fiction Studies, and with Thom Dancer, “The Novel at its Limits,” in Critique.

Emily Hyde is associate professor of English at Rowan University where she is completing A Way of Seeing: Postcolonial Modernism and the Visual Book. Her articles and reviews on comparative modernisms, postcolonial literature and theory, and contemporary literature and photography appear in Modernism/modernityPost45: Peer ReviewedLiterature CompassPMLA, and a number of edited volumes. Her public writing and reviews have appeared in Post45: ContemporariesPublic Books, and B-Side Books: Essays on Forgotten Favorites.

Tara K. Menon is assistant professor in the Department of English at Harvard University and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She is currently writing a book called Spoken Words: Direct Speech in Nineteenth-Century British Novels, which is under contract with Princeton University Press. Her writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book ReviewThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Sewanee ReviewBookforum, The Paris Review, and Public Books, where she co-edits the Literary Fiction section. She is also working on her first novel.

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