Cinzia Sartini Blum is a Professor of Italian at the University of Iowa. She is author of Rewriting the Journey in Italian Literature: Figures of Subjectivity in Progress (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), and The Other Modernism: F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Fiction of Power (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
She edited Futurism and the Avant-Garde (special issue of the South Central Review, 1996); an annotated translation of Carlo Michelstaedter’s Persuasione e rettorica (with Russell Valentino and David Depew, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), and a translation of Susanna Tamaro’s Anima Mundi (Bloomington, IN: Autumn Hill Books, 2007); and, with Deborah L. Contrada, New Italian Voices (Italica Press, 2020).
Lara Trubowitz holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Trubowitz is an assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa. She teaches and writes on Anglo-American Modernism, contemporary experimental poetry, and Jewish Cultural Studies.
Trubowitz is the co-editor with Phyllis Lassner of Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Representing Jews, Jewishness, and Modern Culture (University of Delaware Press, 2008); and author of Civil Antisemitism, Modernism, and British Culture, 1902–1939 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).