Philip M. Adamek is currently completing his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at The State University of New York at Buffalo, where he teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. His dissertation analyzes the notion of forgiveness in the Greek tragedies of Jean Racine. It informs and extends this analysis through readings of Jankélévitch, Arendt, Derrida, and Ricoeur on the question of forgiveness in its relation to history.
Timothy J. Deines is working towards his Ph.D. in English at Michigan State University. His dissertation is entitled “Refusal(s): Problems of Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Community in Nineteenth-Century Literatures in the United States.”
William Egginton is assistant professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and teaches courses in literary history, literary theory, and philosophy. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage: Presence, Theatricality, and the Question of Modernity (SUNY Press, 2002).
Marc Froment-Meurice is professor of French at Vanderbilt University and director of the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Modern Studies. He is the author of Solitudes: From Rimbaud to Heidegger (SUNY Press, 1995) and That Is to Say: Heidegger’s Poetics (Stanford University Press, 1998). In French, his most recent publications are La Chimère: Tombeau de Nerval (Editions Belin, 2001) and Incitations (Galilée, forthcoming).
Christopher Fynsk is professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Binghamton University. He is the author of Heidegger: Thought and Historicity (Cornell University Press, 1993), Language and Relation: . . . that there is language (Stanford University Press, 1996), and Infant Figures (Stanford University Press, 2000).
Susan Hanson is associate professor at Drake University, where she teaches French literature and theory. She has written on Sarraute, Duras, and Beckett, and is translator of Maurice Blanchot’s The Infinite Conversation (University of Minnesota Press, 1992). She is presently working on a study of the relations in these writers’ novels of language, figuration, and m/others.
Peggy Kamuf is Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Her recent publications include The Division of Literature, or the University in Deconstruction (University of Chicago Press, 1997). She has edited a collection of essays on Jean-Luc Nancy for the journal Paragraph, and is the translator of his The Muses (Stanford University Press, 1996).
Theresa Murphy is a translator, photographer, composer of string quartets, and budding restaurateur, living in France.
Jean-Luc Nancy is professor of Philosophy at the Université de Strasbourg. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Inoperative Community (University of Minnesota Press, 1991), The Birth to Presence (Stanford University Press, 1993), The Experience of Freedom (Stanford [End Page 274] University Press, 1993), The Muses (Stanford University Press, 1996), The Sense of the World (University of Minnesota Press, 1997), Being Singular Plural (Stanford University Press, 2000), The Speculative Remark (Stanford University Press, 2001), and Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). He is the co-author, with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, of The Literary Absolute (SUNY Press, 1988) and The Title of the Letter (SUNY Press, 1992).
Anne O’Byrne is assistant professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University. She is the co-translator (with Robert Richardson) of Nancy’s Being Singular Plural (Stanford University Press, 2000).
David Palumbo-Liu is professor of Comparative Literature and director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. His most recent book is Asian/American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier (Stanford University Press, 1999). His recent essays include “Multiculturalism Now: Civilization, National Identity, and Difference Before and After September 11th,” boundary 2 (June 2002), and “The Morality of Form, or What’s So Bad About ‘Bad Writing’?” in Jonathan Culler, ed., Just Being Difficult (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).
Tilottama Rajan is Canada Research Chair and former director of the Center for Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario. She is the author of Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism (Cornell University Press, 1980), The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice (Cornell University Press, 1990), and Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology: Sartre, Derrida...