Paul Allen Miller (GUEST EDITOR) received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin (1989). He is currently Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina. Professor Miller is the editor of Transactions of the American Philological Association. His books Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome (1994), Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2002), and Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2005) were published by Routledge. Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real was published by Princeton (2004). He has edited or co-edited eleven volumes of essays on literary theory, gender studies, and topics in classics, including Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity (Princeton 1998) and Carnivalizing Difference: Bakhtin and the Other (Routledge 2001). He has published numerous articles on Latin, Greek, French, and English literature. He is currently fi nishing work on Spiritual Practices: The Reception of Plato and the Construction of the Subject in Postmodern France. His volume The Desire of the Analysts: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism in the New Millennium, edited with Greg Forter, is forthcoming from SUNY Press.
Steven Shankman (GUEST EDITOR) is Distinguished Professor of English and Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and Director of the Oregon Humanities Center; he is also a participating faculty member in the Comparative Literature program at Oregon. Before coming to Oregon, he taught at Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard. His work in the Western classical tradition includes Pope's Iliad: Homer in the Age of Passion (1983) and In Search of the Classic: Reconsidering the Classical Tradition, Homer to Valéry and Beyond (1994). His Penguin edition of Pope's Iliad appeared in 1996. Some of his recent work, including (co-authored by Stephen Durrant) The Siren and the Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient Greece and China (2000) and Early China/Ancient Greece: Thinking through Comparisons (co-edited by Stephen Durrant, 2002), compares classical traditions. With Stephen Durrant and four others, he is the editor of The World of Literature [End Page 375] (1999), an anthology of world literature from a global perspective, which contains some of his poetic translations from Chinese, Greek, and Latin. He is the author of Kindred Verses (2000), a chapbook of poems. His book Other Others: Levinas/Literature/Transcultural Studies is forthcoming from SUNY Press. He is currently secretary of the Committee on Intercultural Studies of the International Comparative Literature Association.
Claudia Baracchi is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, Department of Philosophy. Her research interests include ancient philosophy, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Continental philosophy, philosophy of history, feminist thought, philosophy of art, political philosophy, and ethics. She is the author of various articles in these areas and of the books Of Myth, Life and War in Plato's Republic (2001) and On Aristotle's Ethics as First Philosophy (forthcoming). She is currently working on two book-length projects, one on the question of nature and one on war from a philosophical as well as a psychoanalytical perspective.
Lowell Bowditch received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University (1992). She is currently Associate Professor and Department Head of Classics at the University of Oregon and is the author of Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage (University of California Press, 2001), as well as essays on Propertius, Ovid, Horace, and the poetics of translation. Her research has focused on the interface between the literature and the socio-political relations of antiquity, with a particular emphasis on literary patronage and issues of gender and sexuality in the Augustan poets. She is currently writing a book on Latin love elegy and Augustan imperialism.
Cecile Chu-Chin Sun earned her PhD in comparative Literature from Indiana University. Aside from teaching in Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as lecturing in China, from 1985 to the present she has been at the University of Pittsburgh teaching Chinese-Western Comparative Poetry, Classical Chinese Literature and...