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  • Contributors

Werner Hamacher is Professor of Comparative Literature at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Distinguished Global Professor at New York University. He is the author of Pleroma: Reading in Hegel (1998) and Premises: Essays on Philosophy and Literature from Kant to Hegel (1996). Diacritics has published an essay on the work of Werner Hamacher by Daniel Heller-Roazen, "Language, or No Language," 29.3 (1999): 22-39.

Joanna Hodge has been a professor of philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, since 2000. She is the author of Heidegger and Ethics (1996) and is currently completing a study of Derrida and time.

Eleanor Kaufman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and French at UCLA. She is the author of The Delirium of Praise: Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski (2001) and coeditor of Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings in Politics, Philosophy, and Culture (1998).

Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Departments of Anthropology and International Affairs at Columbia University. He is most recently the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Origins of Terror (2004).

Mark Sanders teaches English and American literature at Brandeis University. He is the author of Complicities: The Intellectual and Apartheid (2002) and Ambiguities of Witnessing: Literature and Law in the Time of a Truth Commission (forthcoming).

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her books are Myself Must I Remake (1974), In Other Worlds (1987), The Post-Colonial Critic (1988), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999), and Death of a Discipline (2003). Red Thread is in press. She has translated Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology (1976) and Mahasweta Devi's Imaginary Maps (1994), Breast Stories (1997), Old Women (1999), and Chotti Munda and His Arrow (2002).

Kirk Wetters completed his PhD at New York University in the Spring of 2004; his dissertation focused on developments in the concepts of opinion and public opinion in the eighteenth century. He is currently Assistant Professor of German at Yale University. [End Page iii]