Robert Doran is Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Middlebury College. He is the editor of a volume of essays by René Girard, Mimesis and Theory: Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953–2005, forthcoming from Stanford University Press (May, 2008). His current book project is entitled The Sublime: Aesthetics as Cultural Criticism.
John Drabinski teaches philosophy and critical theory at Hampshire College. He is the author of Sensibility and Singularity: The Problem of Phenomenology in Levinas (SUNY, 2001), the forthcoming Godard: Between Identity and Difference (Continuum, 2008), and numerous articles on contemporary European philosophy.
Jean-Pierre Dupuy is Professor of French and Political Science, Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Philosophy, Ecole Polytechnique, and a member of the French Academy of Technology. His most recent work has dealt with the topic of catastrophe, and is being translated and collected in a volume to be published in English.
Hafid Gafaïti is Andrew Mellon Distinguished Professor, Horn Professor and Qualia Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University. He has written widely on French and Francophone Literatures, postcolonial and transnational cultural issues, feminism, and Islam. His most recent books are La Diasporisation de la littérature postcoloniale (2005), and Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World (2008).
René Girard is a member of the Académie Française and is Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus, Stanford University. His most recent book, Achever Clausewitz, was published in 2007.
Jean-Joseph Goux is L. H. Favrot Professor of French Studies at Rice University. His research deals with French philosophy, aesthetic theories, and socio-symbolic interpretation. Many of his books have been translated into English. His latest book is Accrochages: conflits du visuel (2007).
Marcel Hénaff is a philosopher and anthropologist, and is Professor in the Departments of Literature and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His latest book is La ville qui vient (L'Herne, 2008). The Price of Truth: Gift, Money, Philosophy, originally published in French (Seuil, 2002), is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
Alison James is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Constraining Chance: Georges Perec and the Oulipo, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press. Recent articles focus on literary formalism, Jacques Roubaud's autobiographical writing, the theoretical problems posed by the Oulipian constraint, and philosophical accounts of literary representation.
Toby Miller is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department at the University of California, Riverside. His most recent book is Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age (2006), and his Madeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention, is forthcoming in 2008.