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  • Contributors

Alain Badiou is Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays, and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, Gilles Deleuze: The Clamour of Being, Ethics, Le siècle, and Metapolitics.

Étienne Balibar is Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy at Paris-X and Distinguished Professor of Critical Theory, French and Italian, and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Bruno Bosteels teaches in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University.

M. Christine Boyer is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the School of Architecture, Princeton University. She has written many books and articles and lectured widely on the topic of urbanism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Frank Collins teaches in the French Department at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Tom Conley teaches and writes in the Departments of Romance Languages and Visual/Environmental Studies at Harvard University.

Steve Corcoran is a translator and writer living in Berln. His current project is on meta-politics in recent French thought.

Robert A. Davidson is Assistant Professor of Spanish & Catalan Studies at the University of Toronto. He is currently preparing two books: one on the hotel as a cultural space, the other on Jazz Age Barcelona.

Neil Leach is an architect and theorist. He is currently Visiting Professor at Cornell University and the Dessau Institute of Architecture in Germany, and teaches at the Architectural Association and SCI-Arc.

Enrique Lima is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Whiting Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University. He is currently completing his dissertation, "Forms of Conquest: Indian Conflict and the Novel in the Americas," a study of the formal responses in American novels to the ongoing conflicts between Indians and whites.

Simone Pinet teaches medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature at Cornell University. This article is part of her book on insularity and fiction in medieval and early modern Spanish prose.

Joan Ramon Resina is Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. A former editor of Diacritics, he is the author of books on various subjects, the most recent of which traces the history of Barcelona's modern image.

Kristin Veel is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, German Department. Her current research project is concerned with the ways in which information technology is used as a metaphor and motif in contemporary novels.