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Ammon Allred is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toledo. He received his Ph.D. from Villanova University. He works in the areas of continental philosophy and aesthetics, focusing particularly on the intersections between philosophy and literature.

Sanja Bahun is Assistant Professor of Literature and Film at the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, UK. Her research interests include comparative literature and film, theory of comparative arts, psychoanalysis, and women’s and gender studies. She has published articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects concerning modernism, psychoanalytic theory, and intellectual history, and she has edited, with Marinos Pourgouris, The Avant-garde and the Margin: New Territories of Modernism (CSP, 2006) and, with V. G. Julie Rajan, Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate (Ashgate, 2008). Sanja Bahun’s forthcoming monograph, Modernism and Melancholia: History as Mourning-work, examines the artistic negotiations of historical melancholia in modernist fiction. Sanja Bahun has also authored two books of creative writing: On the Atomic Bomb, Pain, Spaghetti, and All the Rest . . . (1994), and To Icarus, with Love (1998).

Thomas O. Beebee was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1955. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He taught German at Bowdoin College from 1984 to 1986, when he joined the faculty at Penn State. He became Associate Professor in 1991, and Professor of Comparative Literature & German in 2000. He specializes in European literature of the early modern period, criticism and theory, epistolarity, translation studies, and law and literature. His publications include the books Clarissa on the Continent, The Ideology of Genre, Epistolary Fiction in Europe, Millennial Literatures of the Americas, and Geographies of Nation in Modern European and American Fiction. [End Page 540]

Jason Brooks specializes in ancient Greek tragedy and Russian Silver Age poetry, with an emphasis on translation. Jason Brooks teaches Greco-Roman mythology, Greek Civilization, and Latin language courses, both online and in the classroom at the Pennsylvania State University.

Vitaly Chernetsky is an Assistant Professor at Miami University (Oxford, OH) where he teaches Russian and East European literatures and film. He is the author of Mapping Postcommunist Cultures: Russia and Ukraine in the Context of Globalization (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007) and a co-editor of Crossing Centuries (2000), a comprehensive anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in English translation, as well as of the annotated Ukrainian translation of Edward Said’s Culture and Imperialism (2007). His translation of The Moscoviad, a novel by the Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych that constituted a major postcolonial response to the collapse of the USSR, is forthcoming shortly from Spuyten Duyvil Press.

John Dolis (, Professor of English and Coordinator of International Programs at Penn State University, Scranton, has published widely in literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytic journals. His most recent book is Tracking Thoreau: Double-Crossing Nature and Technology (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2005).

Leland De La Durantaye is the Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style is Matter: The Moral Art of Vladimir Nabokov (2007) and the forthcoming Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction.

Caren Irr teaches American literature and culture at Brandeis University. She is the author or editor of several books and numerous articles dealing with American culture in an international context.

Robert C. Ketterer is a professor of Classics at the University of Iowa and Vice President of the American Handel Society. His specialty is in classical theater and the classical tradition in Renaissance and Baroque drama. His articles have appeared in Semiotica, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, Comparative Drama, Music & Letters, The Cambridge Opera Journal, and Renaissance Studies. His latest work is on the use of Roman literature and history in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century opera. His book, Ancient Romans in Early Opera, is forthcoming at the University of Illinois Press in November 2008. [End Page 541]

Sabina Knight is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. A specialist in contemporary...


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