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Michael Bérubé is the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. His most recent book is The Left at War (2009).

Gert Biesta is professor of education at the School of Education of the University of Stirling, UK. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education, with particular attention to the interrelationships among education, citizenship, and democracy. His recent books include Learning Democracy in School and Society: Education, Lifelong Learning and the Politics of Citizenship (2011), Good Education in an Age of Measurement: Ethics, Politics, Democracy (2010), and, with Charles Bingham, Jacques Rancière: Education, Truth, Emancipation (2010).

Wendy Brown is Class of Emanuel Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also affiliated with the rhetoric department and interdisciplinary graduate programs in critical theory and in women, gender, and sexuality. Her books include Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (2010), Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Empire and Identity (2006), Edgework (2005), Left Legalism/Left Critique (2002, coedited), Politics Out of History (2001), States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (1995), and Manhood and Politics (1989). Brown’s current research focuses on the relationship of Marx’s critique of religion to his critique of capital. She also has ongoing research interests in conceits of Western secularism as well as in neoliberal transformations of democracy and the subject. [End Page 301]

Francesco Crocco is an assistant professor in the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. His research is British romanticism, nationalism, utopian studies, education, and the intersection of critical pedagogy and game-based learning. His most recent publications include “The Colonial Subtext of Anna Letitia Barbauld’s Eighteen Hundred and Eleven” (Wordsworth Circle, 2010) and “Critical Gaming Pedagogy” (Radical Teacher, forthcoming). Crocco is also an activist, union organizer, faculty senator, and new father.

Laurent Dubreuil is the author of several books at the intersection of literary theory, philosophy, historiography, and political thought, including his 2008 Empire of Language (English translation forthcoming) and a forthcoming essay titled “Le refus de la politique.” Dubreuil is the editorat-large of the journal Labyrinthe: Atelier interdisciplinaire and an editor of diacritics. A Mellon Fellow, Dubreuil works at Cornell University, where he is a professor of comparative literature and of romance studies, a member of the cognitive science program, and the director of the French studies program.

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. His most recent books include Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? (2009), Politics after Hope (2010), Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror (2010), and On Critical Pedagogy (2011). His website can be found at

Geoffrey Galt Harpham is the director of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. His work has focused on questions of ethics and aesthetics in literary study, and, more recently, on the history of the humanities. His most recent books are The Character of Criticism (2006) and The Humanities and the Dream of America (2011).

Lyn Hejinian is a poet and a professor at UC Berkeley. Her publications include books of poetry such as Saga/Circus (2008) Situations, Sings (written with Jack Collom; 2008), My Life in the Nineties (2003), and A Border Comedy (2001); two volumes of critical prose, The Language of Inquiry (2000) and Leningrad (written with Michael Davidson, Ron Silliman, Barrett Watten, 1991); and translations of poems by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. [End Page 302]

V. Kaladharan joined the publicity wing of Kerala Kalamandalam, the premier institution for classical arts in Kerala, India, in March 1982 and has been the publicity and research officer since 1996. A bilingual writer, art critic, and cultural commentator, Kaladharan is currently editor of the Kalamandalam News Bulletin and the forthcoming research journal Mukharagam. He is also editor of the anthology Proud Imprints of Natya Veda.

Charlotte Latimer, Christopher Collier, Jaideep Shah, Katherine Burrows, Matthew Woodcraft, and Saoirse Fitzpatrick are students at Goldsmith University.

Annie McClanahan received her PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at...


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