Paul A. Bové is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and editor of boundary 2. He is the author of Intellectuals in Power (1985), Mastering Discourse (1992), and In the Wake of Theory (1992). He is completing a book on Henry Adams.
Dino Buzzetti is Associate Professor in the History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Bologna. He has written essays on the history of logic and philosophy of language, as well as articles on critical editions, in digital form, of medieval texts. His latest book, Felicitá e logica (2000), is on John Stuart Mill's “ethology.”
James F. English is an Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in twentieth-century British and American culture. He is the author of Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain (1994) and co-editor of the journal Postmodern Culture. He is currently completing a book on prizes and awards called The Economy of Prestige.
Norman N. Holland is Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida. He edits the journal PSYART and moderates the PSYART online discussion group, both devoted to psychological study of the arts. His most recent book is Death in a Delphi Seminar (1995), a detective novel. He is completing Meeting Movies.
J. Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of many books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and on literary theory. His most recent books are Speech Acts in Literature (2001) and Others (2001). On Literature is forthcoming in 2002. He is at work on a book to be called Speech Acts in Henry James.
Kalle Pihlainen is a research fellow in the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku, Finland. He has published articles on narrative theory, the significance of literary knowledge in historical research, the social function of literature, and the use of semiotic methods in the examination of poetry. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Resisting History” (1999) dealt with the ethics of narrative representation. Currently he is working on a manuscript dealing with the historiographical issues in Sartre's biographical writings.
Xudong Zhang is Associate Professor of Comparative and Chinese Literature at New York University. He is the author of Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms (1997); co-editor of Postmodernism and China (2000); and editor of Whither China: Intellectual Politics in the 1990s (2001). His works in Chinese include a book on critical theory, an edited collection of essays of Fredric Jameson, and translations of Walter Benjamin's Charles Baudelaire and Illuminations.
Krzysztof Ziarek is Associate Professor of English at University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness. Heidegger, Levinas, Stevens, Celan (1994) and co-editor of Future Crossings: Literature Between Philosophy and Cultural Studies (2000). He has also published a volume of poetry in Polish, Zaimejlowane z Polski (2000). He is now completing a book entitled The Force of Art.