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c o n t r i b u t o r s Susan Bernstein is associate professor of comparative literature and German studies at Brown University. Bernstein received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, B.A. from Yale, and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. She has published articles on Nietzsche, Kant, Heine, Shelley, and others. Her book Virtuosity of the Nineteenth Century: Performing Music and Language in Heine, Liszt and Baudelaire was published in 1998. Peter Fenves is Joan and Sarepta Harrison Professor of Literature and Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of A Peculiar Fate: Metaphysics and World-History in Kant (1991), ‘‘Chatter’’: Language and History in Kierkegaard (1993), Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin (2001), and Late Kant: Towards Another Law of the Earth (2003). He is also the editor of Raising the Tone of Philosophy : Late Essays by Kant, Transformative Critique by Derrida (1993), coeditor of ‘‘The Spirit of Poesy’’: Essays on Jewish and German Literature and Philosophy in Honor of Géza von Molnár (2000), and translator of Werner Hamacher ’s Premises: Literature and Philosophy from Kant to Celan (1996). Recently he wrote a new introduction to Max Brod’s novel Tycho Brahe’s Path to God (2006). Gary Hall is senior lecturer in media and studies at Middlesex University. His books include Culture in Bits: The Monstrous Future of Theory (2002) and, with Clare Birchall, New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (2006). He is founding coeditor of the online journal Culture Machine (www.culturemachine .net), series editor of Berg’s Culture Machine book series, and director of the cultural studies open access archive CSeARCH (www.culturemachine .net/csearch). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Angelaki, Parallax, The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, The South Atlantic Quarterly, and The Oxford Literary Review. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Digitise This! PAGE 267 267 ................. 16645$ CTRB 10-10-07 15:00:47 PS 268 Contributors Andrew McNamara teaches art history and theory at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane. His most recent publication is Modernism and Australia: Documents on Art, Design, and Architecture, 1917– 1967, with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad. Marc Redfield is professor of English and holds the John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University. His publications include Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996) and The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender , Romanticism (2003). He coedited High Anxieties: Cultural Studies in Addiction (2002) and edited Legacies of Paul de Man (2007). He is completing a book on the romantic origins of the notion of a ‘‘war on terror.’’ Avital Ronell is professor of German, English, and comparative literature at New York University, where she taught an annual course with Jacques Derrida every fall. She is also director of the Trauma and Violence Transdisciplinary Project at NYU, and holds the Jacques Derrida Chair in Philosophy and Media Studies at the European Graduate School. She is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her latest books are The Test Drive (2005) and American Philo: Discussions with Anne Dufourmentelle (2006). R. L. Rutsky teaches in the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University. He is the author of High Techne: Art and Technology from the Machine Aesthetic to the Posthuman (1999) and coeditor of Information in an Age of Consumption, Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna (2005), and Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (2005). He has also published work on new technologies, film and media theory, and cultural studies in many collections and journals. Samuel Weber is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University, director of Northwestern’s Paris Program in Critical Theory, and codirector of its program in comparative literary studies. He is the author of numerous books, including The Legend of Freud (1982/ 2000), Institution and Interpretation (1987/2001), Return to Freud: Jacques Lacan’s Dislocation of Psychoanalysis (1991), Mass Mediauras: Form, Technics, Media (1996), Theatricality as Medium (2004), and Targets of Opportunity (2005). He is currently completing work on a new book, entitled Benjamin ’s -abilities. Simon Morgan Wortham is reader in literary studies at the University of Portsmouth. His books include Rethinking the University: Leverage and PAGE 268 ................. 16645$ CTRB 10-10-07 15:00:48 PS 269 Contributors Deconstruction (1999), Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading (2003), and CounterInstitutions : Jacques Derrida and...


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