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  • Contributors

Richard Block is an associate professor of Germanics at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also a member of the Program in Jewish Studies and the Program in European Studies. He is the author of The Spell of Italy: Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction of Goethe (2005).

William Egginton is professor and chair of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage (2003), Perversity and Ethics (2006), A Wrinkle in History (2007), and The Philosopher's Desire (2007).

Samir Haddad is assistant professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He has published articles in Theory & Event, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, and Diacritics, and is currently working on a book on Derrida and democracy.

Martin Hägglund is a Swedish philosopher, literary theorist, and scholar of modernist literature. He is currently a Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow in [End Page 279] Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and, beginning in 2009, he will be a Junior Fellow at Harvard University. He is the author of Chronophobia: Essays on Time and Finitude (published in Swedish in 2002) and Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford University Press, 2008).

Aaron F. Hodges is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He is currently at work on a dissertation that addresses the relation between materialism and aesthetics in British modernist narrative.

David E. Johnson is associate professor and chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo. He is a regular visiting professor in the Doctoral Program in Philosophy with an emphasis in Aesthetics and Theory of Art at the Universidad de Chile. With Scott Michaelsen, he is the coeditor of Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics (1997) and of CR: The New Centennial Review. Also with Michaelsen, he coauthored Anthropology's Wake: Attending to the End of Culture (2008). He is currently completing a book on Borges and philosophy.

Adrian Johnston is an assistant professor in the Department 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 (Northwestern University Press, 2005), Žižek's Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (Northwestern University Press, 2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (Northwestern University Press, 2009 [ forthcoming]). With Catherine Malabou, he is presently coauthoring a book on affects reconsidered at the intersection of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and philosophy (tentatively entitled Auto-Affection and Emotional Life: Psychoanalysis and Neurology). And he is currently working on a project addressing forms of materialism ranging from historical and dialectical materialisms to such recent developments as speculative realism (tentatively entitled A Weak Nature Alone: Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism). [End Page 280]

Vicki Kirby is an associate professor/reader in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. She is the author of Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal (Routledge, 1997) and Judith Butler: Live Theory (Continuum, 2006). Her most recent book, Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large (Duke, forthcoming), considers the relevance of Derrida's work for posthumanism and system theories. She has been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to investigate the linguistic turn in the life sciences.

Michael Naas is professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author of Turning: From Persuasion to Philosophy (Humanities Press, 1995), Taking on the Tradition: Jacques Derrida and the Legacies of Deconstruction (Stanford University Press, 2003), and Derrida From Now On (Fordham University Press, 2008). He is the coeditor of Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and the cotranslator, with Pascale-Anne Brault, of several works by Derrida, including The Other Heading (Indiana University Press, 1992), Memoirs of the Blind (University of Chicago Press, 1993), Adieu—to Emmanuel Levinas (Stanford University Press, 1999), and Rogues (Stanford University Press, 2005). He is also coeditor of the Oxford Literary Review.

Henry Staten is Lockwood Professor in the Humanities at the University of Washington. He is...


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