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Simon Chesterman
Simon Chesterman was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. After studying Chinese in Beijing for a year, he completed honours degrees in Law and Arts (Political Science) at the University of Melbourne, including a six-month exchange to the University of Amsterdam. In 1997, he took a Rhodes Scholarship to read for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Law at the University of Oxford, writing his thesis on unilateral humanitarian intervention in international law.
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Scott DeShong
Scott DeShong received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1994, then attended the School of Criticism and Theory at Dartmouth College and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, before joining the faculty at Quinebaug Valley Community-Technical College in Danielson, CT. His articles on affect in aesthetics and ethics have led to a work in progress that develops articulations of class via students’ and published authors’ engagements with objects and ideals they value (a project having resonances with Raymond Williams’ “structures of feeling”).
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Gregg Lambert
Gregg Lambert is Assistant Professor of English & Textual Studies at Syracuse University. His other writings on Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have appeared in the journal Sub-Stance and are also forthcoming in several edited collections on Deleuze and cinema, literature, and on modern theories of time and chaos.
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Stefan Mattessich
Stefan Mattessich received his B.A.from Yale University and his Ph.D. in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His dissertation relies on the work of Deleuze and Derrida for its methodological explorations of the postwar contexts informing Thomas Pynchon’s fiction. He is now refining the manuscript for submission to an academic press. Currently an adjunct lecturer teaching postwar American fiction at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he lives in San Francisco.
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Michele Pierson
Michele Pierson is a lecturer in the Department of English with Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a Ph.D. on the cultural history of computer generated special effects in Hollywood science fiction cinema.
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Postmodern Spacings

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Mark Goble
Mark Goble is a graduate student in the English Department at Stanford University. He is currently working on a dissertation entitled “’The Electric Nationality’: The Mediated Life in America, 1870–1940.”
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Thomas Lavazzi
Thomas Lavazzi teaches literature, creative writing, literary/cultural theory, and basic writing at Savannah State University. He writes on literature of various periods, especially modern and contemporary American poetry and poetics, as well as American poplar culture. He is the author of numerous articles, poems, and critical performances, as well as two books of poetry. Lavazzi is founder of TEZ critical performance collective.
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Nicky Marsh
Nicky Marsh is a research student at the University of Southampton in the U.K. She is currently completing her PhD, entitled “Writing for the Reader: Locating the Politics of the Postmodern Text,” which examines the work of a number of contemporary experimental women poets. She has published elsewhere on Susan Howe.
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Scott Michaelsen
Scott Michaelsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He is the co-editor, with David E. Johnson, of Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics (U of Minnesota P, 1997), and author of a forthcoming volume tentatively entitled Ending Culture: Reading American Anthropological Literature ‘Across’ the Color Line (U of Minnesota P, 1999).
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Arkady Plotnitsky
Arkady Plotnitsky is an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University and a Visiting Associate Professor of Literature at Duke University. He is the author of several books and many articles on literary criticism and theory, continental philosophy, Romanticism, and the relationships among literature, philosophy, and science. His most recent books are Complementarity: Anti-epistemology after Bohr and Derrida (1994) and a volume, co-edited with Barbara H. Smith, Mathematics, Science, and Postclassical Theory (1997).
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Christopher Sieving
Christopher Sieving is a doctoral candidate in film studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working on a dissertation on...

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