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Charles Altieri

Charles Altieri teaches twentieth-century poetry and topics in theory in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest book is The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects.

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Dana Cuff

Dana Cuff is Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is author of numerous essays on the post-suburban metropolis, emerging technology and the public sphere, and the politics of urbanism. Her books include The Provisional City (2000), Architecture: The Story of Practice (1991), and the co-edited volume Architects’ People (1989).

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Steven Helmling

Steven Helmling is Professor of English at the University of Delaware. He has published widely on twentieth-century literature and culture. He is the author of two books: The Esoteric Comedies of Carlyle, Newman and Yeats (Cambridge UP, 1988) and The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson (SUNY, 2001). He is currently working on a book on Adorno.

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Christopher Kocela

Christopher Kocela is Assistant Professor of English at Georgia State University, where he teaches contemporary American literature, theory, and popular culture. He has published on Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, John Steinbeck, and has an article forthcoming in LIT.

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Heather Love

Heather Love teaches English and Gender Studies at the University of Pennyslvania. She is finishing a book called “Feeling Backward: Affect, Aesthetics, and the Making of Queer History.”

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Chris McGahan

Chris McGahan is the author of Racing for Cybercultures: Minoritarian Internet Art, forthcoming from Routledge. He currently teaches in the English department at Yeshiva University.

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Robert Meister

Robert Meister is Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches political and moral philosophy, social thought, institutional analysis, and jurisprudence. His previous writings include works on Marx and Hegel, ancient and modern political theory, moral psychology, political economy, U.S. constitutional development, justice and reconciliation, and post-Cold War human-rights culture. Currently, he is completing a book, After Evil, on transitional justice and the politics of victimhood.

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Laura O’Connor

Laura O’Connor is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches poetry, Irish literature and culture, and Anglophone literature. She is the author of Haunted English: the Celtic Fringe, the British Empire, and de-Anglicization, which is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press. Her current book-project, “Minority Voice,” reads Gaelic poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s work in relation to a constellation of contemporary Irish poets writing in English and Gaelic, with an emphasis on her poet-translators.

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Søren Pold

Søren Pold (<>) is Associate Professor of Multimedia Aesthetics at the Institute of Aesthetic Disciplines, Aarhus University, Denmark. He directs a research project on the Aesthetics of the Interface Culture (<>) and has written on digital aesthetics, digital poetics, (post)modern literature, and aesthetic Human-Computer Interaction. He was part of the organizing group for the 2004 Read_me Software Art Festival.

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Jason Read

Jason Read is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colby College where he teaches continental and political philosophy. He is the author of The Micro-Politics of Capital: Marx and the Prehistory of the Present (SUNY, 2003).

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Andrew Strombeck

Andrew Strombeck is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the English Department at the University of California, Davis. His work is forthcoming in African American Review and Open Spaces, and he is currently at work on a project exploring white masculinity in post-Kennedy conspiracy theory.

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Rei Terada

Rei Terada is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Feeling in Theory: Emotion after the “Death of the Subject” (Harvard UP, 2001).

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