Karl Heinz Bohrer is editor of the German literary magazine Merkur (the German journal of European thought), professor emeritus for Modern German Literary History at the University of Bielefeld, and currently Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He is the author of numerous books, including Die gefährdete Phantasie (1970), Die Ästhetik des Schreckens (1978), Nach der Natur: über Palitik und Ästhetik (1988), Das absolute Präsens: die Semantik ästhetischer Zeit (1994), and Plötzlichkeit: Zum Augenblick des ästhetischen Scheins (1981), translated as Suddenness: On the Moment of Aesthetic Appearance (1994).
Joseph Carroll is Curators' Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published monographs on Matthew Arnold and Wallace Stevens. His more recent books include Evolution and Literary Theory (1995); Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature (2004); and Reading Human Nature: Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice (forthcoming). He is a coeditor of Evolution, Literature, and Film: A Reader (2010) and of The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture. He has also produced an edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species (2003).
Elizabeth Freudenthal received her PhD from the University of California and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is working on a book about the relationship between biomedicine and contemporary subjectivity.
T. Austin Graham received his PhD from the University of California-Los Angeles and will be a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences during the 2010-2011 academic year. He is at work on a musicological study of American fiction and poetry during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has previously published articles on T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Philip Roth.
Bonnie Honig is Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and senior research professor at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. She is author of Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (1993), Democracy and the Foreigner (2001), and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (2009), and is currently working on a book titled: Antigone, Interrupted.
Evan Horowitz is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas. Beginning in the fall, he will be a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. [End Page 233]
Teckyoung Kwon is Distinguished Professor of English at Kyung Hee University and was the president of the American Studies Association of Korea in 2009. She is the author of various books in Korean including Post-Structuralism and Literary Theory (1990), What is Post-Modernism? (1990), How to Read a Fiction (1995), Writing in the Multicultural Age (1997, a winner of Kim Hwan-tae Critic Award), Freud: Sexuality and Power (1998), and In the Realm of the Senses: Lacan and Film Interpretations (2001).
Christopher Peterson is a lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney. He is the author of Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity (2007) and has published articles in Modern Fiction Studies, The New Centennial Review, and Qui Parle.
Kristin Ross is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. Her books include The Emergence of the Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988; 2008), Fast Cars, Clean Bodies (1995), and May '68 and Its Afterlives (2002).
Richard Shusterman is Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and professor of philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where he directs its Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. Author of Body Consciousness (2008), he has also written Surface and Depth (2002), Performing Live (2000), Practicing Philosophy (1997), and Pragmatist Aesthetics (1992; 2000, and translated into twelve languages). His books on literature include T. S. Eliot and the Philosophy of Criticism (1988) and The Object of Literary Criticism (1984). His research on embodiment is nourished by his work as a professional Feldenkrais practitioner.
Tzachi Zamir is a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and chair of English Literature. More of his current project on philosophical dimensions of theatricality is forthcoming in Theatre Journal, or has recently appeared in Critical Inquiry and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. He is the author of Double Vision (2006) and Ethics and the Beast (2007). [End Page 234]