renée c. hoogland is Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is the author of three books: A Violent Embrace: Art and Aesthetics after Representation (2014); Lesbian Configurations. (1997); and Elizabeth Bowen: A Reputation in Writing (1994). She is the editor of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, and edited the first volume of Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks on Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies (2016)—a ten-volume series for she also acts as Senior Editor in Chief. Areas of interest include literature and culture after 1870, visual culture, critical theory, modern and contemporary art, gender and sexuality studies, and affect theory. hoogland is currently working on a book project entitled *Urban Encounters: Towards and Aesthetics of Everyday Existence.*