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The Journal of Nietzsche Studies 34 (2007) 3-4

Letter from the Editor
Christa Davis Acampora
New York City

Dear Readers,

It is my great pleasure to use this forum to introduce you to our stellar new editorial board and assistant editor.

As announced in the previous issue, the Journal is reaching a new milestone in creating an editorial board to help steer our course for the future. The board includes figures widely recognized for significantly influencing Nietzsche studies during the past thirty years. While their particular interests and approaches diverge, they share a commitment to making the Journal of Nietzsche Studies a venue that serves as an index for the most philosophically provocative research, a genuine guide to the literature through its reviews, and a helpful resource for further inquiry.

R. Lanier Anderson is the current chair of the program committee of the North American Nietzsche Society and has published numerous articles on Nietzsche. Keith Ansell Pearson is a co-editor of the first English translation of Nietzsche's Kritische Studienausgabe, and a co-founder of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. He has charted the course of Nietzsche studies through his many books and articles, his edited volumes, his collections of Nietzsche's writings, and his tireless organizing. Maudemarie Clark has authored many articles and book chapters on Nietzsche, and she is the co-editor and translator of Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality. Her Nietzsche on Truth and Philosophy (Cambridge, 1990) continues to serve as the gold standard for studies of its kind. Among Lawrence Hatab's many publications is the most extensive application of Nietzsche's philosophy to concerns about democratic political theory. He is currently writing a volume on Nietzsche's Genealogy. Kathleen Marie Higgins has authored many influential books and articles on Nietzsche, including Comic Relief: Nietzsche's Gay Science (Oxford 2000). Brian Leiter is well known to Nietzsche scholars for his widely acclaimed work Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge, 2002), his articles and edited collections, as well as his observations on the happenings and state of inquiry in his blog "Leiter Reports." Paul S. Loeb has published numerous papers on Nietzsche, particularly on Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which he is co-translating as part of the KSA project. Alexander Nehamas' Nietzsche Life as Literature (Harvard, 1985) arguably changed the course of Nietzsche studies for an entire generation. He recently utilized funds from a Mellon Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities award to acquire one of the world's finest collections of Nietzsche's works for the library at Princeton University. David Owen is another co-founder of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society and author of multiple books and many articles on Nietzsche. [End Page 3] He has played a major role in the development of the philosophy program at the University of Southampton, now home to four recognized experts on Nietzsche. Graham Parkes has earned international acclaim for his translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Oxford, 2005), which is informed by his vast knowledge of Asian philosophy. John Richardson authored a work widely regarded as the most significant study in English on Nietzsche's conception of power, Nietzsche's System (Oxford, 1996), and most recently published an extensive treatment of Nietzsche's engagement with Darwinism and his contemporary evolutionary. Richard Schacht's contributions to Nietzsche Studies are nearly immeasurable. In addition to authoring Nietzsche (Routledge, 1985), now a classic in the literature, he has served for many years as the executive director of the North American Nietzsche Society. Schacht's conferences at Allerton are legendary, and their scope is the inspiration for this roster of editorial directors. No one has done more to bridge English and French language studies of Nietzsche than Alan Schrift. He is co-editor with Keith Ansell Pearson of the Stanford translation of the KSA. Gary Shapiro has authored multiple influential books on Nietzsche and more than sixty articles, most of which significantly engage and apply Nietzsche's philosophy. Gianni Vattimo has authored what are widely regarded as some of the most engaging works on Nietzsche in any language, including Beyond Interpretation...


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