Marc Angenot holds the James McGill Chair in the French Department at McGill University and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Biguet (Académie française) and the FRSC (Royal Society of Canada). The author of 24 books and hundreds of articles and chapters, Angenot is a specialist in argumentation, rhetoric, discourse analysis, the history of ideas, the history of radical movements, semiotics, social discourse theory, and sociocriticism.
Robert F. Barsky is Professor of Comparative Literature, French, and Italian at Vanderbilt University. He has written five books, including Noam Chomsky's biography, and edited numerous collections about language theory, radical politics, and migration. He co-founded (with Marc Angenot) the journal Social Discourse in 1988, and has just started the new journal AmeriQuests.
Fredric Jameson is William A. Lane, Jr., Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies, and Director of the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke University. Recent books include Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Seeds of Time, Brecht and Method, The Cultural Turn, and A Singular Modernity. His ongoing concerns include the need to analyze literature as an encoding of political and social imperatives, and the interpretation of modernist and postmodernist assumptions through a rethinking of Marxist methodology.
Marie-Christine Leps is Associate Professor at York University in Toronto. She is the author of Apprehending the Criminal: The Production of Deviance in Nineteenth-Century Discourse, as well as articles on discourse analysis, issues of race and gender in the Information Age, and, with Lesley Higgins, forms of governmentality in contemporary fiction.
Michel Pierssens teaches French literature at the University of Montreal. His publications deal with nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. He is a co-founder of the journal SubStance. He co-founded and now edits Histoires Littéraires, a quarterly journal dedicated to modern French literary history.
Darko Suvin, born in Zagreb, has taught in Yugoslavia, the United States, and Canada, and is now Professor Emeritus at McGill University and a fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. He was co-editor of Science-Fiction Studies from 1973 to 1981, and has written 11 books of criticism and two books of poetry, as well as many articles.