Sebastian Mühl is an artist and researcher based in Berlin. He holds a position as Senior Scientist at the Institute for Cultural Analysis, Division of Visual Culture, University of Klagenfurt, Austria. Mühl’s research focuses on the politico-aesthetic dimensions of contemporary practices and artistic perceptions of modernity. Forthcoming monograph: Utopien der Gegenwartskunst. Geschichte und Kritik des utopischen Denkens in der Kunst nach 1989, Bielefeld: Transcript 2019. www.sebastianmuehl.info
Justin Parks is Associate Professor at Universitetet i Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, where he teaches courses on US literature and culture and Anglophone modernism and is affiliated with the Border Poetics / Border Culture research group. He has published (or has work forthcoming) on Claude McKay, Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Reznikoff, Harry Smith, and Cathy Park Hong, and he is the editor of an appendix to the reissue of Reznikoff’s Testimony presenting the 1934 version of the text to a contemporary readership. His current monograph project investigates poetry’s role in mediating the tensions between essentialist and pluralist notions of US culture between the world wars.