Josef Pesch is a free translator and (at the moment) an itinerant scholar. He has held positions at Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken and at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Forthcoming publications are on Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient in Ariel (Calgary), on his Running in the Family in Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (Tübingen), and on E.E. Cummings in Spring (New York). His Habilitation project is on "North American Post-Apocalyptic Writing."