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  • Contributors

Joshua Steven Alvizu teaches English and critical thinking at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Martin Blumenthal-Barby is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of German at Rice University. Recent article publications include "'The Odium of Doubtfulness,' or the Vicissitudes of Metaphorical Thinking" in New German Critique 106 (2009), "'Germany in Autumn': The Return of the Human" in Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 29.1 (2008), and "Why Does Hannah Arendt Lie? Or, the Vicissitudes of Imagination" in The Germanic Review 82 (2007).

Doreen Densky is a graduate student in German at the Johns Hopkins University, currently writing a dissertation on advocacy in modern literature, particularly in Franz Kafka.

Márton Dornbach is an Assistant Professor of German Studies at Stanford University, where he teaches intellectual history and literature from the late 18th century onwards. His recent work focuses on the role played by concepts of experience and animation in Kantian and post-Kantian aesthetics.

Jutta Eming is an Assistant Professor in Medieval German Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She received her PhD. and her venia legendi from the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. She works on German Medieval and Early Modern Literature (especially courtly novels, love and adventure novels, short stories, religious drama) with regard to concepts of emotions, the body and performativity; media history and theories of incest; concepts of the marvelous and the fantastic; genre theory, and gender. Recent publications include her book Emotion und Expression. Untersuchungen zu deutschen und französischen Liebes- und Abenteuerromanen des 12.–16. Jahrhunderts (2006), the volume (co-edited with Claudia Jarzebowski) Blutige Worte. Interdisziplinäre Studien zum Verhältnis von Sprache und Gewalt in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (2008), and the article "Emotionen als Gegenstand mediävistischer Literaturwissenschaft" (Journal for Literary Theory, 2007).

Anne Flannery holds a BA from The University of Chicago and an MA in German Language and Literature from The Johns Hopkins University where [End Page 774] she is currently working on a dissertation on the poetics of walking and the figure of the anti-flâneur in twentieth century Viennese literature.

Randall Halle is the Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His essays have appeared in journals such as New German Critique, Screen, German Quarterly. In addition, he is the co-editor of After the Avant-Garde (2008), Light Motives: German Popular Film in Perspective, and the double special issue of Camera Obscura on "Marginality and Alterity in Contemporary European Cinema" (44 & 46). He is the author of Queer Social Philosophy: Critical Readings from Kant to Adorno (2004) and German Film after Germany: Toward a Transnational Aesthetic (2008). He is currently pursuing two different projects tentatively entitled Interzone Europe: Social Philosophy and the Transnational Imagination as well as Visual Alterity: Seeing Difference.

Pascale LaFountain is a doctoral candidate in German Studies at Harvard University, where she is writing her dissertation on error in dramatic, moral and legal discourses from 1750–1840. She recently published an interview with the feminist philosopher Rosi Braidotti in TRANSIT and her article on Elfriede Jelinek and media theory is forthcoming from Modern Austrian Literature.

Eva Meyer is a writer and filmmaker based in Berlin. Her latest book, Von jetzt an werde ich mehrere sein (From Now on I Will Be Several), appeared in 2003. Her latest radio play is Der Kriegstourist, 2009. Her latest films, She Might Belong to You (2007) and Mein Gedächtnis beobachtet mich (2008) were made in collaboration with Eran Schaerf. Forthcoming books include What does the veil know? (Voldemeer and Springer, 2009) and Frei und indirekt, to be published by Stroemfeld Verlag in Frankfurt.

Jan Mieszkowski is an Associate Professor of German and Humanities at Reed College. His book Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy From Kant to Althusser appeared in 2006. He has just completed a new book on aesthetics and military spectatorship since the Napoleonic Era entitled Watching War.

Katrin Pahl is an Assistant Professor of German at the Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, she was a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität, Berlin, in the Cluster of Excellence "Languages...


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