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Aryn Bartley <> is pursuing her PhD in English at Michigan State University. Her current research addresses the ethics and politics of witnessing in twentieth century U.S. literature.

Simone Drichel <> teaches in the Dept of English at Otago University. She has research interests in the area of continental philosophy, with a particular focus on questions of ethical subjectivity and deconstruction in a postcolonial context. Her essay "The Time of Hybridity" is forthcoming in Philosophy & Social Criticism 34,6 (July 2008) and she is working on a book-length study of the intersection of postcolonial theory and continental ethics.

Menachem Feuer <> has published essays and reviews in Shofar, MELUS, The Journal of Experimental Fiction, Response, Ctheory, and German Studies Review. He has essays and chapters forthcoming in CinemAction, International Studies in Philosophy, Studies in Holocaust Literature (Purdue University Press) and Federman at 80 (SUNY Press). He is currently working on a book on The Schlemiel and a collection of essays entitled New Perspectives on the Schlemiel. He teaches at D'Youville College.

Richard Middleton-Kaplan <> teaches in the English Department at Harper College. His dissertation on Dostoevsky and Melville was completed at UCLA, directed by Richard D. Lehan. While Melville remains his chief area of scholarly concentration, his teaching and writing have expanded to include the literature of war and of the Holocaust in particular. His manuscript-in-progress weaves together these threads, using Levinas as the basis for ethical readings of Dostoevsky, Melville, Borowski, Arthur Miller, and others.

Sandor Goodhart <> is an Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Purdue University. He directed the Jewish Studies Program from 1997 to 2002, and currently directs the Interdisciplinary Program in Classics. He is the author of Sacrificing Commentary: Reading The End of Literature (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), and Reading Stephen Sondheim (New York: Garland Press,, 2000). With Ann Astell, he is the editor of Substitutive Reading: Sacrifice and Scripture in Ancient Judaism and Christianity, and with James Williams, Jorgen Jorgensen, and Thomas Ryba, he is the editor of Essays (for René Girard) in Friendship and Truth. He is the guest editor of an issue of the journal Religion (on René Girard). He has published articles in Diacritics, Philosophy and Literature, The Stanford Review, Modern Judaism, Contagion, and Religion, among other places. Under his tutelage, his students formed the North American Levinas Society, and have conducted two international conferences. Until 2007, he was the President of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, an international organization formed around the work of René Girard.

Ihor Junyk <> teaches in the Cultural Studies Department at Trent University. His article "The Face of the Nation: State Fetishism and Métissage at the Exposition Internationale, Paris 1937" recently appeared in Grey Room. He is currently working on a manuscript that examines cosmopolitanism and nationalism in Parisian modernism.

Monica Osborne <> is a PhD Candidate in English at Purdue University. Her article "The Midrashic Impulse: Reading Cynthia Ozick's Heir to the Glimmering World Against Representation" is forthcoming in Studies in American Jewish Literature. Her work has also been published in MELUS, Tikkun, and Shofar. Beginning in the fall of 2008, she will be a Mellon Junior Fellow in Jewish American Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrew Schmitz is an Associate Professor of English at D'Youville College. He has published translations of Emmanuel Levinas's late interviews in Is It Righteous To Be? Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas, edited by Jill Robbins (Stanford University Press, 2001). He has also published articles on modernist fiction and James Joyce. He is currently working on Paul Celan.

Caroline Sheaffer-Jones <> teaches French literature in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has published in particular on Blanchot, Camus, Cocteau, Derrida, Genet et Kofman. Publications include: "Figures of the Work: Blanchot and the Space of Literature" in After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy, edited by Leslie Hill, Brian Nelson & Dimitris Vardoulakis (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005) and "La parole du...


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