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. Recent 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 monograph Humor, Satire, and Identity: Eastern German Literature in the 1990s. Her edited anthology Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film, and Other Media is forthcoming in spring 2011. Her homepage is: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/foreign/faculty/Twark.cfm.