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spring/summer 2006, no. 7


Ilya Bernstein  |  embryology

Ilya Bernstein's collection of poetry is called Attention and Man (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003). His poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in Ars Interpres, Circumference, Fulcrum, 6x6, Persephone, Moon City Review, and Res. He is the editor of Osip Mandelstam: New Translations (UDP, 2006). He translates for a living and lives in New York City.


Joseph Carroll  |  on deception and self-deception

Joseph Carroll teaches English at the University of Missouri St. Louis. He has written books on Matthew Arnold and Wallace Stevens and has produced an edition of Darwin's Origin of Species. In Evolution and Literary Theory (1995), he integrated concepts from Darwinian social science with concepts from traditional literary study, and he used that set of ideas as a framework within which to criticize and reject poststructuralist literary theory. In subsequent essays (collected in Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature, 2004), he has continued to develop methods for Darwinian literary study. Most recently, he has been engaged in collaborative work for the statistical analysis of motives and traits in hundreds of characters from Victorian novels. Many of his essays are available on his website. His piece "Literature as Social Interaction" appeared in Entelechy's issue 5.


Ewa Chrusciel |  annunciation xxxiii; would fire be so gentle

Ewa Chrusciel is a poet and translator currently completing her PhD in poetry and cognitive poetics at Illinois State University. She holds an MA from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. In 2003, Studium published her first book of poetry in Polish entitled Furkot. Her poems and translations have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies in the United States, Poland, Hungary, and Italy, such as Studium, Zeszyty Literackie, Chicago Review, Lyric, Spoon River, ClanDestino , Il Giornale,and Przekladaniec. Other poems from her new collection, A Life, have been published in XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics: Streetnotes 2006, Pebble Lake Review, and are forthcoming in Mandorla and American Letters and Commentary.
photo: julita siegel


Tim Cole |  intimacy, deception, truth and lies: the paradox of being close

Tim Cole received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1996 and is now an associate professor of communication at DePaul University, where he teaches courses on close relationships and deceptive communication. He is also a contributor to  Truth About Deception  – a nonacademic website that examines lying, cheating, and deception when it comes to love and romance.   

Glenn Geher |  an evolutionary basis to behavioral difference between cats and dogs?: an almost-serious debate

Glenn Geher received his PhD in social psychology at the University of New Hampshire in 1997 under the mentorship of Becky Warner. His dissertation, which won the university's Sigma Xi Outstanding Dissertation Award, addressed adults' perceptions of romantic partners and intimates in light of social-perceptual biases (such as self-enhancement).
He is currently associate professor of psychology at
the State University of New York at New New Paltz and is chair of the University's Evolutionary Studies Program Development Committee, which is working to implement an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration focusing on evolutionary principles applied across disciplines. This program is modeled closely after an existing program at Binghamton University (directed by David Sloan Wilson). At New Paltz, Glenn teaches courses in evolutionary psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, statistics, and research methods. Glenn has more than 20 publications on multiple topics in social and personality psychology. His newest research, on the topic of mating intelligence, seeks to synthesize mating-relevant constructs from evolutionary social psychology with extant research and theory on the topic of intelligence. In addition to his current empirical work on this topic, he is co-editing a book on mating intelligence with Geoffrey Miller (of the University of New Mexico) titled Mating Intelligence: Theoretical and Empirical Insights into Intimate Relationships. Glenn is also the lead guitar player for one of the only all-faculty punk-rock bands in the country: Questionable Authorities.


Herbert Gintis |  on deception and self-deception

Herbert Gintis is on the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and is Professor of Economics, Central European University, Budapest. He is the author of Game Theory Evolving.



Julie O'Leary Green |  lying

Julie O'Leary Green received a BS in communication from Cornell University and an MA in English from Ohio State University; she is currently a PhD student in English at Ohio State, where she studies 20th-Century American Literature, fictional representations of place/space, and cognitive approaches to literature; and teaches writing, literature, and film courses to undergraduates. Julie writes poetry, screenplays, and fiction, and her poetry has previously been published in Shenandoah


Keith S. Harris  |  deceiving is believing; truth and consequences

Keith Harris is a psychologist and chief of research at the Department of Behavioral Health in San Bernardino County, California. His interests include behavioral informatics, the shaping of human nature by evolutionary forces, and the possibilities of human agency.

Tania Hershman |  my name is henry

Tania Hershman is a science and technology journalist originally from London and now lives in Jerusalem, Israel. She is working on a collection of science-inspired short stories, two of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with several others published or forthcoming in publications including Route's Wonderwall anthology, the Orphan Leaf Review, Front & Centre and Spoiled Ink. Tania recently won Creating Reality's Flash 300 competition for a 300-word short story.

Elizabeth Insogna | hands in eyes; enduring; megalomania

Elizabeth Insogna received her BFA in Sculpture at the State University of New York at New Paltz and has received a diploma from the Lorenzo De Medici School of Art in Florence. She is a painter and currently lives and works in NYC. Her paintings have appeared in Entelechy's issues 4 and 6.


Jason Letts | come on

Jason Letts is in the MA English program at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he works as a teaching assistant. With his class, he explores questions pertaining to evolving self-perceptions in relation to social influence and past experience through a variety of scientific, theoretical, and religious frameworks. "Come On" represents his first attempt to ponder these issues in fiction from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.

Tanya Marcuse | red boned bodice

Tanya Marcuse has received awards and honors including a 2002-3 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2003 Anson Kittredge Grant, a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Dutchess County Arts Council. Her photographs have been exhibited widely, and her work has been written about in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, Artnews, Photo-eye, Photography Quarterly, Art in America, PDN, Art Issues and Artforum. Her photographs are in the collections of the Corcoran Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Yale Art Gallery, The Library of Congress and numerous private collections. Tanya currently teaches photography at Simon's Rock College of Bard. A book of her project, Undergarments and Armor, has recently been released by Nazraeli Press. The project is the recipient of the 2005 JGS book project award. She earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art.



Alden Marin | in praise of abstraction

Alden Marin is a resident of the Pacific Palisades and Malibu, and was educated locally, as well as at Stanford and the Sorbonne. He's published four chapbooks: Paddling to Misto,  Counting to One Thousand, Asparagus on Toast, and Illusions of SweetnessHis poems have also been published by LA Weekly and Stanford’s literary magazine Sequoia.

David Michelson | re-reading the signposts

David Michelson is a graduate student in English literature and evolutionary studies at Binghamton University. His academic interests include evolutionary approaches to narrative function, the history of literary theory, and individual differences in reader-response.

Jeff Miller | why be good?

Jeff Miller is an assistant professor in the Political Science and International Relations department at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he also directs the Honors Program. He teaches political theory and conducts his research on fourth-century BCE democratic theory. Jeff is also featured in the Editors' Musings section of this journal; see "Meta Review: Reactions to a Review of The Blank Slate."


Zachary P. Norwood |  the argument; neural cartography and confabulation

Zachary P. Norwood graduated from the University of New Mexico with degrees in research Psychology and English literature. Come this fall, he is pursuing his PhD in literary studies, most likely at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His dissertation will explore the relationship between affective neuroscience and literary semantics.

Robert Perchan |  the neoplastic surgeon

Robert Perchan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up there. Educated after a fashion at Duke and Ohio Universities, he taught for the U.S. Navy’s Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) on ships deployed in Rota, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean before moving, in his words, “onward and awkward.” His poems, stories and essays have appeared in scores of literary journals in the USA and abroad and a number of them have been included in anthologies published by Dell, Black Sparrow, City Lights and Global City Press. In 1991 Watermark Press (Wichita) brought out his prose poem novella Perchan’s Chorea: Eros and Exile, which was translated into French and published by Quidam Editeur (Meudon) in 2002. His poetry collection Fluid in Darkness, Frozen in Light won the 1999 Pearl Poetry Prize and was published in book form in 2000. Most recently his poetry chapbooks Mythic Instinct Afternoon and Overdressed to Kill won the 2005 Poetry West Chapbook Prize (Poetry West, Colorado Springs) and the 2005 Weldon Kees Award (Backwaters Press, Omaha) respectively. He currently resides in Pusan, South Korea. Bob's poem "Late Blooming" appeared in Entelechy's issue 6.


 Irwin Silverman |  on deception and self-deception

Irwin Silverman is Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto. His major early interests were in social psychology and psychological theory and methodology, but in the late 1970s he began to focus on the relationship of ethology and evolutionary theory to human psychology. With his students and colleagues, he has published research articles and book chapters applying Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theory to a range of topics, including ethnocentrism, sibling incest, maternal bonding, facial expression recognition, mate preferences, and spatial abilities.


David Livingstone Smith |  in praise of self-deception

David Livingstone Smith teaches in the department of philosophy at the University of New England, and is founding director of the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology. He earned his MA from Antioch University and his PhD in philosophy from the University of London, Kings College, where he worked on topics in the philosophy of mind and psychology. David's books include Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious (Kluwer, 1999), Approaching Psychoanalysis: An Introductory Course (Karnac, 1999), Psychoanalysis in Focus (Sage, 2002) and, most recently Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind (St. Martins Press, 2004).  His next book Where War Lives: A Journey into Human Nature will be published by St. Martins Press in 2007. His current research interests include deception and self-deception, the evolutionary psychology of war, incest and incest-avoidance and various aspects of analytical philosophy. David's essay "The Architecture of Self-deception: Why Freud Is Still Worth Taking Seriously" appeared in Entelechy's issue 3.

Jason Tandon |  a healthy fantasy life

Jason Tandon's poems are forthcoming in Bayou, Broken Bridge Review, Eclipse, Euphony, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Poet Lore, the strange fruit, and RE:AL, and have recently appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Cairn, Coe Review, Epicenter, Folio, Four Corners, and Vox, among others. He teaches First-Year Writing at the University of New Hampshire, and he is an intern poetry editor at the Paris Review.

William A. Tiller |  boggling the mind?

William A. Tiller, as Fellow to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, is Professor Emeritus of Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science, and spent 34 years in academia after 9 years as an advisory physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. In his conventional science field he has published over 250 scientific papers, 3 books and several patents. In parallel, for the past 30 years, he has been avocationally pursuing serious experimental and theoretical study of the field of psychoenergetics which he thinks will become a very important part of "tomorrow’s" physics. In this new area, he has published to date, an additional 100 scientific papers and two seminal books.


G. Krishna Vemulapalli |  arcana imperi

G. Krishna Vemulapalli is an emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Arizona where he taught from 1967 to 2002. His interests are in physical chemistry and in philosophy of science. He's published a textbook of physical chemistry (Prentice-Hall) and has several articles in technical journals. His recent philosophy of science articles appeared in Annals of New York Academy of Science and Boston Studies in the Philosophy volume.

Bill Yake |  for real

Bill Yake's first full-length poetry collection is This Old Riddle: Cormorants and Rain. His poems appear widely in environmental publications (Wings, ISLE,  Wilderness Magazine, The Bear Deluxe), as well as literary magazines (Fine Madness, Willow Springs, Puerto del Sol, and The Pedestal). With degrees in Zoology, Environmental Science, and Environmental Engineering, Bill worked for years for Washington State’s environmental agency investigating the distribution of toxic contaminants in soils, sediments, waters, fish and shellfish. Now he travels, writes and serves on the boards of the Olympia Poetry Network and the Washington Butterfly Association.



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