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Lisa Block de Behar is professor of Semiotics, Theory of Interpretation, and Communication Sciences at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. She is one of Latin America’s leading theoreticians of literary and cultural discourse, and is perhaps best known as one of the world’s foremost readers of Jorge Luis Borges. She is the author of Una retórica del silencio (Siglo Veintiuno, 1984), Al margen de Borges (Siglo Veintiuno, 1987), Dos medios entre dos medios (Siglo Veintiuno, 1990), and, most recently, Borges: La pasión de una cita sin fin (Siglo Veintiuno, 1999). In fall 2002, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded her the Humboldt Research Award. Block de Behar is the first Uruguayan to have been so honored.

Bruce-Novoa teaches Mexican and U.S.-Latino literatures and cultures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Irvine. The author of several books on Chicano literature (Chicano Authors: Inquiry by Interview [University of Texas Press, 1980]; Chicano Poetry: A Response to Chaos [University of Texas Press, 1982]; and RetroSpace: Essays [End Page 329] on Chicano Literature, Theory, and History [Arte Público, 1990]) and editor of several critical and creative anthologies in the same field, he also has published a novel (Only the Good Times [Arte Público, 1995]), short stories (Manuscrito de origen), and poetry (Inocencia perversa), as well as translations of Mexican fiction, drama, and essays. Presently he is at work on The Body in the Box, a book of essays on the cadaveric origins of American literature.

Sara Castro-Klarén is professor of Latin American Culture and Literature at Johns Hopkins University. She has written extensively on twentiethcentury literature, colonial cultures, and post-colonial theory. She is finishing a book on the imaginary of cannibalism and coloniality.

Nahum D. Chandler is a member of the faculty of the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. His book The Economy of Desedimentation: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Discourses of the Negro is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.

Deborah Cohn is assistant professor of Spanish and adjunct assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She specializes in comparative literature of the Americas and is currently studying the promotion of Latin American literature in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. She is the author of History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish American Fiction (Vanderbilt University Press, 1999).

Sebastiaan Faber is assistant professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College. His interests are nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American literature, Pan-Hispanism, Pan-Americanism, and Spanish Civil War exile. He is the author of Exile and Cultural Hegemony: Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, 1939‒1975 (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002), and has published in Hispania, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, among other journals. He is currently writing a book on the impact of the Spanish Civil War on Hispanism in the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands.

Carl Good is an assistant professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Emory University. He specializes in Latin American literature (especially poetry) and the theory of literature. He is currently writing a book on free verse and modernist poetry in the Americas.

Kate Jenckes is a visiting assistant professor in the Spanish Department of Reed College. She is an active member of Extremoccidente: Libros y crítica (a new journal to come out of Santiago, Chile), and is currently writing a book on poetry and testimony.

David E. Johnson is assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at SUNY, Buffalo. With Scott Michaelsen, he is the co-editor of Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics, and CR: The New Centennial Review. Also with Michaelsen, he has finished a book on anthropological discourse, “Anthropology’s Wake”; currently he is writing on philosophical anthropology and travel writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the thought of community in 1968 Mexico.

David Kazanjian is assistant professor of English at Queens College and visiting assistant professor of English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His recent...


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