Geoffrey Bennington is Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought, and Chair of Comparative Literature at Emory University. He is the author of a dozen books of philosophy and literary theory and criticism, and translator of several works by Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard. He is a member of the editorial team for the forthcoming French edition of Derrida's seminars, and general editor (with Peggy Kamuf) of the English-language edition of the seminars. He is currently completing a book of essays in English written on Derrida since his death, a book of essays in French on questions of reading, and is preparing a book of deconstructive political philosophy.
Martin Blumenthal-Barby is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of German at Rice University. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation entitled "Acts of Sovereignty: Müller, Kafka, Benjamin, New German Cinema, Arendt." Excerpts from this study are forthcoming in The Germanic Review and in New German Critique.
Jess Boersma teaches Spanish language, literatures, and critical thought in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His research focuses on representations of violence in contemporary Peninsular cultures. His current book project combines continental philosophy, literary theory, history, and political theories of sovereignty to examine how Spanish citizens attempt to cope with violent events occurring outside of Spain's national borders.
Christopher Hanson is a Ph.D. candidate in Critical Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His dissertation focuses on replay in interactive media, television and avant-garde film, and he assisted in the development and implementation [End Page 193] of the online journal Vectors (www.vectorsjournal.net). He has worked for several years in video game design, software development and public television. He currently teaches courses in television studies at the Film and Television School at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Hsuan L. Hsu is an assistant professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He has edited a special issue of Genre on Asian American Subgenres, co-edited the essay collection American Literary Geographies with Martin Brückner (Delaware, 2007), and published articles on spatial theory and American literature in American Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, and Early American Literature. He is currently completing a book manuscript on geographical scale and nineteenth-century U.S. literature.
Judith Irwin-Mulcahy is an assistant professor of English at Wake Forest University. Her work focuses on questions of region, diaspora, and public sphere, beginning with the sixteenth-century His-panic narratives of American exploration and conquest. Her book manuscript, Black Atlas: Geography, Scale, and the African American Literary Imagination, examines the intersection of spatial aesthetics and forums for black political debate in African American literary culture between 1853-1900.
Tarja Laine is an assistant professor of Film Studies in the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Shame and Desire: Emotion, Intersubjectivity, Cinema (Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2007), and her essays on the emotional and sensual experience of the film spectator have been published in various film journals and edited collections, such as Studies of European Cinema, New Review of Film and Television Studies, PostScript, Film and Philosophy and CineAction. Her current research interests include cinema and the philosophy of mind and body. Website: www.talain.dds.nl.
Martha Lincoln is a doctoral student in anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has published on human rights, biopower, and violence in Socialism and Democracy and American Anthropologist and is a contributor to a forthcoming edited volume on collective rights.
Elizabeth Losh is currently the Writing Director of the Humanities Core Course at the University of California, Irvine and teaches about digital rhetoric. Her first book, Virtualpolitik, is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2009. Her daily online column by the same [End Page 194] name won the John Lovas Award for best academic weblog in 2007, and she is a regular contributor both to Siva Vaidhyanathan's weblog about free culture and intellectual property, Sivacracy, and to Osocio, an international blog about social advertising and nonprofit campaigns. She has published articles about videogames for the...