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Emily Apter is Professor of French, English, and Comparative Literature at New York University. Books include: The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (2006), Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects (1999), Fetishism as Cultural Discourse (co-edited with William Pietz in 1993), Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the-Century France (1991), and André Gide and the Codes of Homotextuality (1987). Her articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, PMLA, Comparative Literary Studies, Grey Room, The Boston Review, American Literary History, Sites, Parallax, Modern Language Notes, Esprit Créateur, Critique, October, and Public Culture. She edits the book series Translation/Transnation for Princeton University Press. Projects underway include editorial work on the English edition of the Vocabulaire Européen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des Intraduisibles and two books: What is Yours, Ours and Mine: Essays on Property and the Creative Commons and The Politics of Periodization.

David Banash is Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, film, and popular culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Paradoxa, PopMatters, Postmodern Culture, Reconstruction, Science Fiction Studies, and Utopian Studies.

Kenneth Goldsmith is the author of ten books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb, and the editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which is the basis for an opera, "Trans-Warhol," that premiered in Geneva in March of 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, "sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith," premiered at the British Library in 2007. Goldsmith is the host of a weekly radio show on New York City's WFMU. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive. More about his work can be found at <>.

Stephanie Hart is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at York University. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, Canadian Woman Studies, Quills Canadian Poetry, and The Literary Review of Canada. Her current research interests include feminist representations of embodiment and post-subcultural theory.

Michael Marder is a post-doctoral fellow in Philosophy at the University of Toronto and an Editorial Associate of the journal Telos. His research interests span phenomenology and ethical-political philosophy and his articles on these subjects have been published or are forthcoming in Philosophy Today, Research in Phenomenology, Levinas Studies, Epoché, New German Critique, and Rethinking Marxism. His book titled The Event of the Thing: Derrida's Post-Deconstructive Realism will be published by the University of Toronto Press later this year, while Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt is in press at Continuum.

John Mowitt is Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of texts on culture, theory, and politics, most recently his book, Re-Takes: Postcoloniality and Foreign Film Languages (2005) and the co-edited volume, The Dreams of Interpretation: A Century Down the Royal Road (2007), both from the University of Minnesota Press. This past year he collaborated with the composer Jarrod Fowler to transpose his book, Percussion: Drumming, Beating, Striking (Duke UP, 2002), from a printed to a sonic text. His current project, Radio: Essays in Bad Reception will be forthcoming from the University of California Press. He is a co-editor of the journal Cultural Critique.

Amit Ray is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is author of Negotiating the Modern: Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World (Routledge, 2007). He is currently working on a book entitled "Writing Babel," on wikis, authorship, globalization, and the public sphere.

Sven-Erik Rose is Assistant Professor of French & Italian and an affiliate of the Jewish Studies Program at Miami University. A comparatist, he has published articles on Goethe and the writing of male sexuality; imperialism and eighteenth-century Swedish travel narrative; and the ambivalence of Jewish identity in the cinema of Mathieu Kassovitz. His most recent publications are "Lazarus Bendavid's and...

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