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From: Levinas Studies
Volume 7, 2012
pp. 239-241

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John E. Drabinski teaches in the Department of Black Studies at Amherst College. In addition to over two dozen essays in European and Africana critical theory, he has published Sensibility and Singularity; Godard Between Identity and Difference; Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other; and edited a book and journal issues on Levinas, Heidegger, Fanon, Godard, and Glissant. He is also the coeditor (with Scott Davidson) of the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy .


Simone Drichel is senior lecturer in the English Department at Otago University. She is the coeditor (with Jan Cronin) of Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame and author of several articles on deconstructive postcolonial ethics, including a contribution to the “Levinas and Narrative” special issue of Modern Fiction Studies . She is a founding member of the Postcolonial Studies Research Network at Otago University, coeditor of borderlands e-journal, and the New Zealand representative for the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy.


Oona Eisenstadt is associate professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Fred Krinsky Chair of Jewish Studies, at Pomona College. Her book (Driven Back to the Text ) and most of her articles treat the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas; in addition she has published on Derrida, Rosenzweig, Shakespeare, and Plato. She received her training at McMaster University in Ontario and remains a proud Canadian.


Grant Farred teaches at Cornell University. His previous works include What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals , Phantom Calls: Race and the Globalization of the NBA, and Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football . His forthcoming books are In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body and Conciliation .


Mary Gallagher is associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at University College Dublin. She has published monographs on the Creole background of the French poet Saint-John Perse, and on time, space, and displacement in contemporary Caribbean writing in French. Her most recent work includes an edited collection of essays entitled World Writing: Poetics, Ethics, Globalization; a coedited special issue of the journal Modern & Contemporary France on “Empire and Culture Now: Francophone Approaches to Globalization”; and a coedited volume entitled La Migrance à l’oeuvre: repérages esthétiques, éthiques et politiques on contemporary migrant writing in French.


Lisa Guenther is associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of The Gift of the Other: Levinas and the Politics of Reproduction and Social Death and its Afterlives: A Phenomenological Critique of Solitary Confinement (forthcoming), as well as articles in feminist theory, phenomenology, and critical animal studies.


Nelson Maldonado-Torres is associate professor in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies with a joint appointment in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. He is also president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and a board member of the Frantz Fanon Foundation. He is the author of Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity, La descolonización y el giro descolonial, and he is working on a manuscript entitled Fanonian Meditations . He is also guest editor of two issues on decoloniality, one published and one in preparation, by the web journal Transmodernity, and has published essays in the C.L.R. James Journal, Cultural Studies, and the Radical Philosophy Review, among others.


Anjali Prabhu teaches in the French Department and the Cinema and Media Studies Program at Wellesley College. She is the author of Hybridity: Limits, Transformations, Prospects and the forthcoming Contemporary Cinema of Africa and the Diaspora . Her work on theory, culture, postcolonialism, and Francophone literature and film has appeared in journals such as Diacritics, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Research in African Literatures, Présence Francophone, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Œuvres et critiques, French Forum, and Cinema Journal .


Kris Sealey is assistant professor of philosophy and the director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fairfield University. She is the recipient of the first Anna Julia Cooper Writing Fellowship from The Pennsylvania State University and has published articles on Jean-Paul Sartre and Emmanuel Levinas in Levinas Studies, Research in Phenomenology, and the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Her recently completed book manuscript details the role of passivity in both Sartre’s and Levinas’s conceptions of transcendence and identity...

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