Adrian Johnston is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and an assistant teaching analyst at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005), Žižek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), all published by Northwestern University Press.
Donna Jones is an assistant professor of English. Her book The Racial Discourses of Life: Negritude, Vitalism, and Modernity is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
L. Scott Lerner is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Franklin & Marshall College. He is currently completing a book on narrative and Jewish experience from the French Revolution to Proust, and coediting a collection of essays on modern Jewish literatures.
Anca Parvulescu is Assistant Professor at Washington University, where she teaches in the English Department and The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities. Her articles have appeared in New Literary History, Discourse, and Camera Obscura. She is currently at work on a project on laughter.
Marc Redfield teaches literature at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996) and The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender, Romanticism (2003), and has recently edited Legacies of Paul de Man (2007). [End Page 3]