Marija Brala Vukanović completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistic, Cambridge University, U.K. She is currently Associate Professor at the English Department of the University of Rijeka, Croatia, where she teaches General Linguistics, General Semantics and Pragmatics, and Cognitive Semantics. She also teaches Translation and Interpreting at the University of Trieste, Italy. Maja Brala is the author of over twenty articles on cross-linguistic coding (prepositional and prefixal semantics), bilingualism, language and identity, and translation studies, a textbook in General Linguistics (“Understanding Language”, UniRi Academic Books), and co-editor of the journal Views and Voices. Inquiries into the English Language and Literature”.Lovorka Gruić Grmuša is Research Assistant at the English Department of the University of Rijeka, where she teaches American Literature, Science Fiction, Postmodern Literature, and the Interpretation of the Novel. She is the author of a number of articles that have appeared in English Text Construction, Views & Voices, Fluminensia, Glasje, Novi izraz, Književni kontekst. Her main research interests comprise all aspects of temporality and postmodern American literature. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2005/06 at the University of California, Los Angeles, she wrote her dissertation about “Temporality in American Postmodern Literature: Thomas Pynchon and Robert Coover,” and is currently working on a book project about Thomas Pynchon and his latest novel Against the Day.