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Dorothy Barenscott
Dorothy Barenscott is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Her interdisciplinary research interests relate to technologies of vision intersecting with moments of national trauma in contemporary and late nineteenth-century contexts. She has a particular interest in Central Europe and postcommunist visual art production.

Samuel Gerald Collins
Samuel Gerald Collins is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Towson University. His research concerns cultural studies, the information society, and globalization in the United States and South Korea. At present, he is working on a book on “future cultures” in anthropology.

Juan E. de Castro
Juan E. de Castro is Assistant Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the author of Mestizo Nations: Culture, Race, and Conformity in Latin American Literature, scheduled for publication in Summer 2002 by the University of Arizona Press. He has published articles on the Peruvian Marxist José Carlos Mariátegui, the Mexican-American critic Richard Rodriguez, and the Brazilian novelist José de Alencar.

Lars Iyer
Lars Iyer teaches philosophy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and has published several articles on contemporary European philosophy. He has a special interest in the work of Blanchot.

Caroline Levine
Caroline Levine is Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University in Camden. She has recently finished a book on Victorian narrative, to be titled The Serious Pleasures of Suspense, and she is now working on a book about political battles over twentieth-century works of art, called Art on Trial: Democracy Meets the Avant-Garde. She has published articles on Victorian and twentieth-century aesthetics, including essays on John Ruskin, George Eliot, and Richard Serra.

Rajeev Patke
Rajeev Patke teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He has published a book on Wallace Stevens (Cambridge UP, 1985), co-edited Institutions and Culture (Rodopi, 1996), co-edited an annotated edition of Macbeth (Times Books, 1999), produced two CDs of poetry from Singapore (1998 Singapore (1999), and chaired the production of course materials for the Open University in Singapore on Post-colonial Literatures of the Asia-Pacific region (Singapore Institute of Management, 2001). He is guest editor of a special issue on “Europe in Post-colonial Narratives” for The European Legacy 7 (2002–03). Forthcoming publications include articles on Benjamin in Diacritics (July 2002), Journal of Narrative Theory (special issue on Benjamin and Bakhtin, 2002–03), and New Formations (Aug.–Sept. 2002).

Kelly Pender
Kelly Pender is a doctoral candidate in the Rhetoric and Composition Program at Purdue University. Her interests include classical rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and critical theory.

Arkady Plotnitsky
Arkady Plotnitsky is Professor of English and a University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University, where he is also the Director of the Theory and Cultural Studies Program. He is the author of several books and many articles on critical and cultural theory, continental philosophy, British and European Romanticism, and the relationships among literature, philosophy, and science, most recently The Knowable and the Unknowable: Modern Science, Nonclassical Thought, and “The Two Cultures” (Ann Arbor. MI: U of Michigan P, 2002).

Carlos Rojas
Carlos Rojas is Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Film at the University of Florida. He is completing a book to be entitled Flowers in the Mirror: Visuality, Gender, and Reflections on Chinese Modernity and is beginning work on a second book project on figurations of corporeality in modern Chinese culture. He has published articles on topics such as late-imperial literati fiction, Hong Kong knight-errant novels, and contemporary film.

Joseph Tate
Joseph Tate is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington, where he teaches in the Comparative History of Ideas Program. His dissertation is entitled Numme Feete: Meter and Jouissance in Early Modern England. He has published essays in the journals Early Modern Literary Studies and Shakespeare and the Classroom and he is co-editor of both In Medias Res: An Electronic Journal for the Public Intellectual and Versification: An Electronic Journal of Literary Prosody. Though primarily a Renaissance specialist...

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