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Alan Bass is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where he is on the faculty of several psychoanalytic institutes. He also teaches in the philosophy department of The New School for Social Research. The author of Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros (Stanford UP, 2000) and Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care (Stanford UP, 2006), he is also the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida (Writing and Difference, Positions, Margins of Philosophy, The Post Card) and the author of many essays and reviews.

Melinda Cooper is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Biomedicine and Society, Kings College, London. She has published in journals such as Theory Culture and Society, Angelaki, Configurations, and Theory & Event, and is the author of Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (Washington UP, 2008).

Joshua Kates is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. In 2005 he published Essential History: Jacques Derrida and the Development of Deconstruction (Northwestern UP). This fall, his Fielding Derrida: Contextualizing Deconstruction will be published by Fordham UP. His latest project focuses on the status of historicism in contemporary literary studies, literary modernism, and in the postmodern novel.

Eleanor Kaufman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. She is co-editor of Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings in Politics, Philosophy, and Culture (Minnesota, 1998), and the author of The Delirium of Praise: Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski (Johns Hopkins, 2001) and of At Odds with Badiou: Politics, Dialectics, and Religion from Sartre and Deleuze to Lacan and Agamben (forthcoming, Columbia). She will give the Gauss Seminar in Criticism at Princeton University in spring 2009.

Joseph Keith is Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University, SUNY. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of English at Columbia University in 2006. He specializes in twentieth-century literatures of the U.S. and postcolonial and Marxist theory. His current book project is "Cold War Cosmopolitanisms: Development, Decolonization and the Unclaimed Spaces of Modernity."

Brett Levinson is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is author of Secondary Moderns (Bucknell UP, 1996), The Ends of Literature (Stanford UP, 2002), and Market and Thought (Fordham UP, 2006), as well as of numerous articles on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and Latin American culture.

Michael G. Malouf is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University. His essays on Irish and Caribbean culture have appeared in Jouvert and Interventions as well as in two book collections: The Irish in Us: Irishness, Performativity, and Popular Culture (Duke, 2006) and Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics (Delaware, 2007). His book, Transatlantic Solidarities: Irish Nationalism and Caribbean Poetics, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press.

Jan Mieszkowski is Associate Professor of German and Humanities at Reed College. His work focuses on the intersections of literary, philosophical and political discourses since the Enlightenment. He is the author of Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser (Fordham UP, 2006). His most recent essays include pieces on Kleist's theory of patriotism, legibility in de Man, and the modernist idea of total war. He is completing a book on military spectacle in European culture since 1800.

Laurence Rickels, at once recognized theorist and certified psychotherapist, teaches at Art Center College of Design, European Graduate School, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include Aberrations of Mourning (1988), The Case of California (1991), The Vampire Lectures (1999), and Nazi Psychoanalysis (2002).

Catherine Taylor is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. Her research and teaching interests include documentary poetics, creative nonfiction, experimental writing, and American literary and cultural studies. Her essays, poetry, and reviews have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Typo, Xantippe , The Colorado Review, The Laurel Review, Jacket, and ActionNow. She is a Founding Editor of Essay Press (, a small press dedicated to publishing innovative essays. She is at work on a hybrid genre book about South Africa and a scholarly book entitled "Documents of Despair."


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