Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of numerous works on philosophy and feminist and queer theory.
Simon Critchley is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and at the University of Essex. He is author of many books, most recently Things Merely Are (Routledge, 2005). His next book, Infinitely Demanding, is forthcoming from Verso.
Lee Edelman teaches in the English department at Tufts University, and writes on queer theory, psychoanalysis, and poststructuralism.
Jonathan Culler is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University and the author of many books on literary theory, most recently The Literary in Theory (Stanford UP, 2006).
Jane Gallop, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the author of many works on feminism and psychoanalysis.
Susan Gubar is a Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She writes on race and gender issues in twentieth-century British and North American cultural contexts.
Martin Hägglund is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He is the author of Chronophobia: Essays on Time and Finitude, which was published in Swedish in 2002. He has also edited and written the preface to the Swedish translation of Derrida's Spectres de Marx. He is currently completing his first book in English, Politics of Survival: Derrida and the Time of Life.
David E. Johnson is an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at SUNY at Buffalo. He writes on Latin American literature and philosophy.
Tom McCarthy's novel Remainder was published by Metronome Press in 2005, and his nonfiction work Tintin and the Secret of Literature is published by Granta Books in July 2006. He is also known for the reports, manifestos, and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society, a semi-fictitious avant-garde network.
Hortense J. Spillers is the F. J. Whiton Professor of English at Cornell University. She is currently at work on an investigation of theories on black culture, the "idea of black culture." [End Page iii]