Michael Bernard-Donals is Nancy Hoefs Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he teaches courses in Holocaust studies and in rhetorical and critical theory. Most recently he is the coauthor of Between Witness and Testimony: The Holocaust and the End of Representation (SUNY, 2001), author of An Introduction to Holocaust Studies (Prentice Hall, 2005), and coeditor of Witnessing the Disaster: Essays on the Holocaust and Representation (Wisconsin, 2003). He is currently the chair of the English Department and is an affiliate member of the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.
Santiago Colás teaches and writes on Latin American and comparative literature, and literary theory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he also exhibits his paintings. He is the author of Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm (Duke, 1994), the book manuscript Living Invention, or, The Way of Julio Cortázar, and essays in Social Text, PMLA, Science as Culture, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, as well as in collected volumes devoted to the culture and politics of modern Latin America. [End Page 227]
Patrick Dove is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of The Catastrophe of Modernity: Tragedy and the Nation in Latin American Literature (Bucknell, 2004). His current project focuses on questions of justice and mourning in contemporary Southern Cone cultural production.
Kate Jenckes is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Rice University in Houston. She specializes in Latin American literature and critical theory, and is currently working on a book on poetry and testimony. She has published essays in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de estudios hispánicos, Latin American Literary Review, and CR: The New Centennial Review.
Scott Juengel is Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transatlantic literature and culture. His work has appeared in differences, ELH, Novel, Studies in Romanticism, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and elsewhere. He is completing a book project on race, mimesis, and the “physiognomic” enlightenment.
Monika Kaup is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research interests center on U.S. Latino/a literature and trans-American literary and cultural studies. She is the author of Rewriting North American Borders in Chicano and Chicana Narrative (Peter Lang, 2001) and the coeditor (with Debra Rosenthal) of Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues (Texas, 2002). She is currently at work on a book and a coedited collection on the New World Baroque and the Neobaroque. The present article emerges from this work in progress.
Justus Nieland is Assistant Professor of English at Michigan State University in East Lansing, where he teaches modernism and film studies. He is currently completing a book project on modernism, public performance, and emotion. He has published essays in Modernism/modernity, Novel, Arizona Quarterly, and The Velvet Light Trap. [End Page 228]
Enrico Mario Santí is the William T. Bryan Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He is the author of six books on Latin American studies, including Ciphers of History: Latin American Readings for a ‘Cultural’ Age (forthcoming fall 2005 with Palgrave-MacMillan). He is currently writing an intellectual biography of Octavio Paz.
William Scott is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. He is currently finishing a book manuscript entitled Body Language: Communism and Corporeality in the Great Depression, which explores the relation between embodiment, writing, and the question of representation within the context of labor’s response, in the 1930s, to the emergent disciplinary forces of monopoly capitalism. He has contributed to Modern Language Notes, Callaloo, American Literature, and The German Quarterly. [End Page 229]