- Contributors to This Issue
Laurence L. Edwards is Rabbi of Congregation Or Chadash in Chicago, and an adjunct faculty member at Catholic Theological Union and at Loyola University Chicago. He is Book Review Editor of the Newsletter of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Most recently his essay, "Luke's Pharisees, Emerging Communities," was published in the volume Contesting Texts: Jews and Christians in Conversation about the Bible (Fortress).
Oona Eisenstadt is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of Driven Back to the Text: The Premodern Sources of Levinas's Postmodernism (Duquesne, 2001) and several articles on Levinas, Rosenzweig, and Derrida.
Michael Fagenblat lectures in Jewish thought and literature at Monash University, Australia. He is currently completing a book on the Jewish dimension of Levinas'sphilosophical works.
Sandor Goodhart is Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies in the English Department at Purdue University, where he is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Studies. He is the author of Sacrificing Commentary: Reading the End of Literature ( Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996) and is currently completing Möbian Nights: Reading, Literature, and Darkness. He is the guest co-editor (with Monica Osborne) of an issue of Modern Fiction Studies on "Levinas and Narrative" (54/1) and the faculty advisor to the North American Levinas Society founded by his graduate students in a seminar at Purdue on "Midrashic Reading." He has written and lectured widely on Levinas, René Girard, and literary reading.
Sarah Hammerschlag is Assistant Professor of Religion at Williams College. She teaches courses on philosophy of religion, religion and literature, and modern Jewish thought. She is currently at work on a monograph on the figure of the Jew in post-1945 French thought. [End Page vii]
Dara Hill is a graduate student at Purdue University and a Lynn Fellow. She is working toward an M.A. in Jewish Studies and Philosophy, and her research focuses on Levinas and the feminine.
Claire Katz is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Texas A&M University. She has published articles on Emmanuel Levinas, feminist theory, phenomenology, and philosophy of education. She is the author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine: The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca (Indiana, 2003) and the editor of Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments (Routledge, 2005). She is currently working on two book-length projects. The first is on the relationship between educational and political treatises in the history of philosophy, and the second is a philosophical analysis of the Dixie Chicks' "incident."
Rebecca Nicholson-Weir is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at Purdue University, specializing in Theory and Cultural Studies. In addition to teaching classes on film and literature, she serves as the treasurer for the North American Levinas Society and as editorial assistant for Modern Fiction Studies. Her research focuses on international modernism and the ethics of narrative and visual images.
Silvia Richter is a Ph.D. student at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg. Her dissertation topic is "Language and Speech-Thinking in the Work of Emmanuel Levinas and Franz Rosenzweig." [End Page viii]