Dr Sathyaraj Venkatesan is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He received his PhD in African American Literature from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He has previously spent time as a Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, New York. His research concentrates on graphic medicine, literature and medicine, and Toni Morrison, and his articles and book reviews have appeared in a number of renowned publications, including The Explicator, International Fiction Review, MELUS, Notes on Contemporary Literature, the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, and the Encyclopedia of African American Women, among others.Dr Gokulnath Ammanathil received his PhD from the Department of Humanities at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy. He is an independent researcher and his research concentrates on African American literature, literature and medicine, and AIDS literary narratives.