Eric Baker is a graduate student in the German Department at the Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation, “Eros Unbridled: Horse and Rider in Sterne, Diderot, and German Romanticism,” examines the epistemic, ethical, and rhetorical significance of metaphors of transport in Romantic literature and philosophy.
Kelly Barry is a graduate student in the German Department at the Johns Hopkins University.
Kenneth S. Calhoon is Associate Professor of German at the University of Oregon. He is author of Fatherland: Novalis, Freud and the Discipline of Romance (1992) as well as essays on Lessing, Kleist, German and English Romanticism, detective fiction, and early German cinema. He is also editor of a forthccoming anthology entitled Between Monument and Milieu: Common Places of Weimar Cinema.
Hent de Vries holds the Chair of Metaphysics and its History in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and is Chair of the Board of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Theory and Interpretation. He is author of Theologie im pianissimo, forthcoming in English translation from Johns Hopkins University Press. He also edited two essay collections on the concept of the Enlightenment with Harry Kunneman: Die Aktualität der ‘Dialektik der Aufklärung’: Zwischen Moderne und Postmoderne (1988) and Enlightenments: Encounters between Critical Theory and Recent French Thought (1993). He and Samuel Weber co-edited the volume Violence, Identity and Self-Determination (1997). Together with Mieke Bal, he is currently editing a series for Stanford University Press entitled “Cultural Memory in the Present.” His booklength study Philosophy and the Turn to Religion is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press.
Patrick Greaney is a graduate student in the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University.
Paul Fleming is a graduate student in the German Department at the Johns Hopkins University, currently working on a dissertation on Jean Paul.
Konrad Paul Liessmann is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. He is author of several works including Ästhetik der Verführung: Kierkegaards Konstruktion der Erotik aus dem Geiste der Kunst (1991), Ohne Mitleid: Zum Begriff der Distanz als ästhetischer Kategorie mit ständiger Rücksicht auf Theodor W. Adorno (1991), Karl Marx *1818 + 1989: Man stirbt nur zweimal (1992) and Philosophie der modernen Kunst (1993). He is also editor of Günther Anders kontrovers (1992), Das Millennium: Essays zu tausend Jahren Österreich (1996) and Philosophia practica universalis: Festgabe für Johann Mader zum 70. Geburtstag (1996, with Helmuth Vetter).
Claire Lyu is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Virginia. She is currently working on a book entitled Fashion and the Syntax of Modernity in Baudelaire and Mallarmé.
Thomas Schestag is the author of para (1991), Parerga (1991), and buk (1994) as well as the editor of Fila sonantia (1996). He has written numerous articles on Benjamin, Celan, Derrida, Kafka, Ponge, and Schmitt. The current essay “Bibliographie” is drawn from a larger work in progress.
William Scott is a graduate student in the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University, currently working on questions of race and politics in American and African American literature.