Elizabeth Abel is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work spans two broad fields of inquiry. The first is gender theory, psychoanalysis, and twentieth-century fiction (especially Woolf and Morrison). The second is race, cultural studies, and visuality. Abel’s essays have appeared, among others, in Representations and Critical Inquiry. Her books include Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow (2010) and Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis (1989).
Cara Benedetto is an artist currently living and working in New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2009. Benedetto has shown her art in solo exhibitions at Taxter and Spengemann (New York), Night Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as venues that include Berkeley Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and Gavin Brown Enterprise. Through Trade School she has held experimental workshops that utilize analytic tools via the act of reading and writing to create sympathetic situations. She is a founding member of art collectives MADAM and Holding Her Shape Collects as well as communications director for H.E.N.S.
Marta Figlerowicz is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Berkeley.
Betina González-Azcárate studied social communication at the University of Buenos Aires, where she participates in several research projects on semiotics of the media and nineteenth-century Latin American literature. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas [End Page 279] at El Paso. She is the author of a collection of short stories, Juegos de playa (2008), and was awarded the Premio Clarín for her first novel, Arte menor (2006).
Jordan Greenwald is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Donna Jones is a professor at the Berkeley English Department, where she teaches and studies the literature of the Americas, the literature of the African diaspora, postcolonial literature and theory, modernism, philosophy, narrative and historiography, and critical theory. Her publications include The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Negritude, Vitalism, and Modernity (2010).
Joseph Litvak is a professor of English at Tufts University. His research interests include literary theory, Victorian literature, mass culture of the Cold War, and Jewish cultural studies. Among his publications are Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (1992), Strange Gourmets: Sophistication, Theory, and the Novel (1999), and The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture (2009).
Suzanne Herrera Li Puma is a doctoral candidate in rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.
Joshua Lund works at the university of pittsburgh, where he teaches courses in Latin American literary and cultural studies. He is the author of The Impure Imagination (2006) and coeditor of Gilberto Freyre e os estudos latino-americanos (2006). His recent essays appear in PMLA, Hispanic Issues On-line, and the Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies.
Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy at the Université Paris-X-Nanterre. Her publications include The Future of Hegel (2004), Counterpath: Traveling with Jacques Derrida (2004), What Should We Do with Our Brains (2009), Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing (2009), The New Wounded (forthcoming), and The Heidegger Change (forthcoming).
James R. Martel teaches political theory at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat (2007) and Love Is a Sweet Chain: Desire, Autonomy and Friendship in Liberal Political Theory (2001). He is also [End Page 280] the author of two forthcoming books, Textual Conspiracies: Walter Benjamin, Idolatry and Political Theory (2011) and Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty (2011) as well as being the coeditor of an edited volume titled How Not to Be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left (2011).
Andrew Moisey is an award-winning photographer and a doctoral candidate in film and rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.
Massimo Recalcati is a member of the Associazione lacaniana italiana di psicoanalisi and director of the Istituto di ricerca di psicoanalisi applicata in Milan. He teaches at the Università di Pavia. His recent publications include Cosa resta del padre? La paternità nell’epoca ipermoderna (2011) and L’uomo senza inconscio: Figure della...