Carlo Galli teaches the history of political thought at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. His books include Modernitr: Categorie e profili critici (Il Mulino, 1988), Genealogia della politica: Carl Schmitt e la crisi del pensiero politico moderno (Il Mulino, 1996), Spazi politici: L'etr moderna e l'etr globale (Il Mulino, 2001), La guerra globale (Laterza, 2002), Lo sguardo di Giano: Saggi su Carl Schmitt (Il Mulino, 2008), L'umanitr multiculturale (Il Mulino, 2008), and La contingenza e la necessitr (Laterza, 2009). With Roberto Esposito, he is editor of Enciclopedia del Pensiero Politico: Autori, Concetti, Dottrine (Laterza, 2000). He has also coedited two comprehensive surveys of political thought: Manuale di storia del pensiero politico (Il Mulino, 2001) and Il pensiero politico del Novecento (Il Mulino, 2005). His Spazi politici and La guerra globale are forthcoming in English translation from University of Minnesota Press under the title Political Spaces: The Modern Age and the Global Age.
Nouri Gana is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on postcolonial literature [End Page 271] and theory, modernism/modernity, and Arab contemporaneity and has others forthcoming in such journals as boundary 2 and Public Culture. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the affective politics of Arab contemporaneity, tentatively titled Arab Melancholia: Toward an Affective Theory of Cultural Empowerment. In addition, he is editing a collection of critical essays on the intellectual history and contemporary significance of the Arab novel in English, tentatively titled The Rise of the Arab Novel in English: The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture.
Peter Gilgen is Associate Professor of German Studies, and a member of the graduate field of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in German Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities from Stanford University. Gilgen is the author of Unterlandschaft (Edition Isele, 1999) and Lektüren der Erinnerung: Lessing, Kant, Hegel (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2010) and has published articles on Benjamin, Hegel, Hölderlin, Kant, Lévi-Strauss, Walter Serner, Reinhard Gruber, Walther von der Vogelweide. Neokantianism, and the idea of Europe.
Dylan A. T. Miner is Assistant Professor of Transcultural Studies in the Residential College in the Arts & Humanities at Michigan State University, where he holds appointments in the Chicano/Latino and American Indian Studies programs. He has published articles in Aztlán and Third Text and is presently completing a manuscript on Aztlán and anticolonialism in Chicana/o visual art. He may be reached at dylanminer.com.
Amanda Minervini is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Italian Studies at Brown University.
Patrick O'Donnell is the author of several books on modern and contemporary literature, including Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia in Contemporary U.S. Narrative (Duke University, 1990) and The American Novel Now: Contemporary American Fiction 1980–Present (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming). His current work in progress includes a book on Henry James and modern cinema from which the essay published in this volume of CR derives. [End Page 272]
Yolanda Padilla is assistant professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She has coedited, with William Orchard, The Plays of Josefina Niggli: Recovered Landmarks of Latino Literature (University of Wisconsin, 2007). She is at work on a study of immigrant nationalism among early twentieth-century Mexican American writers. The study examines how these writers responded to situations of national crisis in Mexico in ways that were shaped by their local contexts as immigrants in the United States, and argues that such expressions were constitutive elements in the emergence of a Mexican American ethnic identity.
Justin Read is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He is author of Modern Poetics and Hemispheric American Cultural Studies (Palgrave, 2009), in addition to articles in CR, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Journal of Architecture, and others. He is currently at work on a second book, Hemispherics: The Next American Studies.
Adam Sitze is an Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College.
Carsten Strathausen is Associate Professor...