Alain Badiou is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure. He is the author of Being and Event (French original 1988, English translation 2006), and Logics of Worlds (2006), English translation forthcoming in 2008.
Josiah Blackmore is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Moorings: Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa (2008) and Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and the Disruption of Empire (2002), and coeditor of Queer Iberia (1999).
Marina S. Brownlee is Robert Schirmer Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her publications on the Middle Ages include books on late medieval reading theory and the Libro de buen amor, and on epistolary discourse in the experimental fifteenth-century novela sentimental.
Jean Dangler is Associate Professor of Spanish and Medieval Iberian Studies at Tulane University. She is the author most recently of Making Difference in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (U of Notre Dame P, 2005).
Cristina Guardiola is an assistant professor in Medieval Spanish Literature at the University of Delaware. She specializes in fifteenth-century narrative and Isabelline literature.
Gregory S. Hutcheson is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Louisville and coeditor of Queer Iberia: Sexualities, Cultures, and Crossings From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Duke UP, 1999).
Oscar Martín is an assistant professor at Yale University, with interests in medieval epics, sentimental fiction, and philology. He is preparing a book with the tentative title of Medieval Heroism for Sale: Marketing and the Location of Heroic Traditions in the First Century of Printing.
María Rosa Menocal is Sterling Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. Her most recent book is The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, coauthored with Jerrilynn Dodds and Abigail Krasner Balbale (forthcoming, Yale UP, fall 2008).
Simone Pinet is Associate Professor of Spanish at Cornell University. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled The Task of the Cleric.
Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and the Program of Medieval Studies and Chair of the Catalan and Occitan Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley.
David A. Wacks is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Framing Iberia: Maqamat and Frametale Narratives in Medieval Spain (Brill, 2007) and coeditor of Wine, Women, and Song: Hebrew and Arabic Poetry in Medieval Iberia (Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2004). [End Page iii]