Jill E. Twark is an Associate Professor of German at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has published widely in the field of post-unification German literature, with a focus on humorous and satirical Eastern German novels. Her publications include the articles "Landscape, Seascape, Cyberscape: Narrative Strategies to Dredge up the Past in Günter Grass's Novella Im Krebsgang," "New Eastern German Satire: Ingo Schulze’s Neue Leben as 'Novel of Complexity,'" and the 2007 monograph Humor, Satire, and Identity: Eastern German Literature in the 1990s. Her edited volume Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film, and Other Media appeared in 2011 and her co-edited volume Envisioning Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture was published in 2015. Her homepage is: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/foreign/faculty/Twark.cfm.