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140 Populär Culture Review W illiam M . K irtley received a Doctor of Arts in Political Science from Idaho State University. He currently teaches College courses aboard deployed US Navy ships for Central Texas College. Dr. Kirtley published the book, The Politics o f Death, in 2012. He and his wife, Patricia, enjoy many mutual interests, such as researching, writing, traveling, and leam ing from their grandchildren. D onald J . N ew m an is Professor o f English at The University o f T exasPan American, in Edinburg. A specialist in eighteenth-century literature, he has published a number o f articles on James Boswell, and edited collections on Addison’s and Steele’s Spectator (University o f Delaware) and Eliza Hayw ood’s Female Spectator (Buckneil University). He is currently writing a psycho-biography o f James BoswelTs formative years. Professor Newman has o f late become interested in the impact that films have on public perceptions o f reality. P a tric k O sb o rn e is a PhD Student in Literature at Florida State University. He received his B.A. in English from the University o f Georgia and eam ed his M.A. at Georgia State University. His research interests include Nineteenth-Century British literature and populär culture. M uch o f his recent scholarship examines literary texts using theories pertinent to the field o f criminology. His work has appeared in Studies in Populär Culture and Literature and Belief. A lex an d ra R e u b e r is a Professor o f Practice o f French and the Director o f the French Language Program at Tulane University, New Orleans, where she teaches classes in French language, literature, and culture, in language pedagogy and methodology, as well as in folklore and in comparative literature. Her research focuses on the development of gothic and fantastic writing from the nineteenth Century onward, as well as on the adaptation and transformation o f classical works in populär culture texts and films, and their use in the classroom. Recent publications include “King’s Psychological Gothicism in Secret Window, Secret Garden: Repression, Illusion, and Parasomnia, or . . . How Well Did You Sleep?” in Populär Culture Review Vol. 24.1 (2013), “Identity Crisis and Personality Disorders in Edgar Allan Poe’s “William Wilson” (1839), David Fincher’s Fight Club (1999), and James M angold’s Identity (2003),” in Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in International and Populär Culture. Ed. Carl Sederholm and Dennis Perry. Palgrave-