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  • Contributors

Catharine Diehl is a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. She is completing a dissertation in the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University on theories of intensity from Leibniz to Kant.

Brian Lennon is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of In Babel’s Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States, forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.

Satya P. Mohanty teaches English at Cornell. In Literary Theory and the Claims of History (1997) and other publications, he has been developing a “postpositivist realist” theory of literature, culture, and social identity. He cotranslated Fakir Mohan Senapati’s nineteenth-century Oriya novel Chha Mana Atha Guntha, which was published by the University of California Press in 2005 as Six Acres and a Third.

David Shulman is Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His work focuses on the languages, literatures, and cultural history of South India in the medieval period. He is completing a history of the imagination in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.

Miguel Vatter is full professor in the school of political science at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. He is the author of Between Form and Event: Machiavelli’s Theory of Political Freedom (Kluwer, 2000) and editor of a volume on politics and theology entitled Crediting God (forthcoming with Fordham University Press). [End Page 1]