IDIT ALPHANDARY is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature and the Interdisciplinary Program of the Arts at Tel Aviv University. Her publications include articles on the novel, film, aesthetics, and psychoanalysis that have appeared in such journals as Philosophy Today, Philip Roth Studies, Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, and Textus, as well as in the edited volume, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (SUNY Press 2009). She has recently completed a book manuscript, Autonomy, Fantasy and the Other: An Essay on Literature and Object Relations in Guy de Maupassant and D. W. Winnicott and she is the editor of the collection Writing in Progress: Interdisciplinary Writing on Women and Gender, forthcoming from Hakibutz Hameuchad Press. Her interdisciplinary research includes the British, French and American novel of the nineteenth-century and German contemporary literature, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, ethics, aesthetics, and literary criticism.
NAHUM DIMITRI CHANDLER serves on the faculty of African American Studies, Comparative Literature, and European Studies and Languages at [End Page 289] the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World (The Living Commons Collective, 2013), X: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought (Fordham University Press, 2014), and The Problem of Pure Being: Annotations on the Early Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois and the Discourses of the Negro (forthcoming, Fordham University Press, 2015), as well as editor of The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays (Fordham University Press, 2015). In addition, he has edited two special issues for CR (6.3 “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Question of Another World” and 12.1 “Toward a New Parallax: Or, Japan in Another Traversal of the Transpacific”).
ANDRÉS CLARO (Santiago de Chile, 1968) is an essayist, writer, and university professor. He undertook his postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Literature at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where he worked under the direction of J. Derrida, and at Oxford University, where he completed a D. Phil. in English and Comparative Literature. In addition to a series of essays on poetics, theory of language and culture, he has written two major books: La Inquisición y la Cábala, un capítulo de la diferencia entre ontología y exilio (The Inquisition and the Kabbalah: A Chapter on the Difference between Ontology and Exile, 1996; 2nd ed., 2009) and Las Vasijas Quebradas, cuatro variaciones sobre la “tarea del traductor” (Broken Vessels: Four Variations on “The Translator’s Task,” 2012). He has published collections of poems and literary translations from various languages (most recently, Kirigirisu, a selection of haikus). He divides his work between Paris and Santiago, combining research, teaching, and writing. He works in the Doctorate in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Universidad de Chile and has been visiting professor at universities in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
PATRICK DOVE is Associate Professor in Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. His research explores intersections between literature, philosophy, and politics in Latin America, especially the Southern Cone. He is author of The Catastrophe of Modernity: Tragedy and the Nation in Latin American Literature (Bucknell University Press, 2004) and is currently completing his second book, Literature and Interregnum, an investigation of [End Page 290] literary responses to the crisis of aesthetic and political modernity in recent Southern Cone narrative. He has also written on political violence, dictatorship, and literature and democracy, among other topics.
GRANT FARRED teaches at Cornell University. His most recent book is In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). His previous works include What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals (University of Minnesota Press, 2004), Phantom Calls: Race and the Globalization of the NBA (Prickly Paradigm, 2006) and Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football (Temple University Press, 2008). He served as General Editor of the Duke University-based journal, The South Atlantic Quarterly, from 2002 to 2010. He is the editor of the forthcoming book series, “Thinking Theory Now” at Stanford University Press. His forthcoming book is Conciliation (Temple University Press).