Susan Buck-Morss is Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Government, Cornell University. Recent books include Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (U of Pittsburgh P, 2008), Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (Verso, 2003), and Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (MIT P, 2000).
Gert Buelens teaches English at Ghent University, where he also directs the Centre for Literature and Trauma. He has a related essay on Coetzee’s Disgrace in Tickle Your Catastrophe: Thinking a Post-Global Politics of Memory, ed. Dominiek Hoens, Sigi Jöttkandt, and Gert Buelens (forthcoming from Palgrave).
Jason Frank is the Gary S. Davis Assistant Professor in the History of Political Thought at Cornell University. His book Constituent Moments: Enacting the People in Postrevolutionary America is forthcoming from Duke UP, and he is working on a new project titled Publius and Political Imagination that will appear in Rowman & Littlefield’s series on Modernity and Political Thought.
Dominiek Hoens teaches philosophy of art at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent and is an advising researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, where he is responsible for the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique ( http://clic.janvaneyck.nl ). He has published on affect, logical time, and love, and on Lacan, Badiou, and Duras.
Bonnie Honig, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, is also Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Honig is the author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell UP, 1993), Democracy and the Foreigner (Princeton UP, 2001), and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton UP, 2009, forthcoming).
Jeffrey S. Librett is Professor of German at the University of Oregon. He is the founding editor of the ejournal Konturen and the author of The Rhetoric of Cultural Dialogue: Jews and Germans from Moses Mendelssohn to Richard Wagner and Beyond (Stanford UP, 2000). He is currently finishing a book entitled Orientalist Metaphysics: Typology and Panic in Modern German Letters.
Tracy McNulty is Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She is the author of The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and Expropriation of Identity (U of Minnesota P, 2006) and is currently completing a manuscript entitled Wrestling with the Angel: The Case for Law in the Age of the Superego.
Andrew Norris received his PhD from the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. He is the editor of Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer (Duke UP, 2005) and the author of Publicity and Partiality: Political Reflectionin the Work of Stanley Cavell (Stanford UP, forthcoming).
Kam Shapiro received his PhD in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University. His work focuses on somatic dimensions of sovereignty and citizenship. He is the author of Sovereign Nations, Carnal States (Cornell UP, 2003) and Carl Schmitt and the Intensification of Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming).
Erik M. Vogt is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College (USA) and Universitäts-Dozent for Philosophy at the University of Vienna (Austria). He is the author and coeditor of books on Sartre, aesthetics, Continental philosophy, Derrida, Adorno, and Žižek, and of numerous essays on German, French, and Italian philosophy and Austrian literature. [End Page iii]