Branka Arsić is an associate professor of American literature at SUNY-Albany. She has written on Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Jonathan Edwards, Blanchot, Deleuze, and Beckett. Her book on Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
Will Bishop received his PhD in French Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. He currently teaches literature and civilization courses at the University of California's programs in Paris.
Peter Fenves is Joan and Sarepta Harrison Professor of Literature at Northwestern University and the author of several books, most recently Late Kant: Towards another Law of the Earth and Arresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin.
Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb is an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. She is the author of Regions of Sorrow: Anxiety and Messianism in Hannah Arendt and W. H. Auden (2003).
Sara Guyer is the author of Romanticism after Auschwitz (Stanford UP, 2007). She teaches in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
J. Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine. He is finishing books on Jacques Derrida's late work and on communities in literature.
Steven Miller is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he teaches courses in the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture. He has published essays on literature, psychoanalysis, and politics in diacritics and Umbr(a).