Geoffrey Bennington is Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought at Emory University where he is Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. He is the author of 15 books, including Lyotard: Writing the Event, Jacques Derrida (written with Derrida), Interrupting Derrida and Frontières kantiennes, and, most recently, Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida (Edinburgh UP, 2010), and Géographie et autres lectures (Paris: Hermann, 2011). He is General Editor, with Peggy Kamuf, of the English-language edition of the Seminars of Jacques Derrida (University of Chicago Press). His translation of the first volume, The Beast and the Sovereign I, appeared in 2009, and volume two has just appeared. He is currently working on a book of deconstructive political philosophy.
Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton. He is co-editor with John Armitage and Doug Kellner of Cultural Politics (Duke UP), co-editor of the Theory, Culture and Society Annual Review, and editor of the Theory Now book series for Polity. He has two books forthcoming from Edinburgh UP: one on American film comedy and cultural critique, and a co-edited volume (with John Armitage) on Paul Virilio and Visual Culture.
Verena Andermatt Conley teaches in Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard University. She has written on problems of feminism, ecology and technology in recent French theory. A new book, entitled Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World Space is forthcoming from Liverpool University Press.
Jordan Crandall is an artist, theorist, and performer based in Los Angeles. He is Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. His video installations have been presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He is the 2011 winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award for outstanding theory and research-based digital arts practice, given by the Transmediale in Berlin in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive of the University of Arts, Berlin. He is currently an Honorary Resident at Eyebeam art and technology center in New York, where he is developing a body of work that blends performance art, political theater, philosophical speculation, and intimate reverie. He is also the founding editor of the new journal VERSION. [End Page 154]
Aden Evens is Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, where he researches the philosophy of technology and the implications of formal and technical systems for human cultures. He has published a book on sound and music, Sound Ideas, as well as articles on mathematics, philosophy, and the arts. His music project, re:, has released two albums on the Montréal-based Constellation label. Though Aden does eat meat, he doesn’t really like chicken very much.
Peter Fenves is Joan and Serepta Harrison Professor of Literature at Northwestern University, and is the author of several books, most recently The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (Stanford, 2011).
Irving Goh is with the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His research interest is in contemporary French thought, and he has published in this area in journals such as MLN, Cultural Critique, Theory & Event, and Philosophy East and West, with forthcoming articles in diacritics and differences. He is also co-editor with Verena Andermatt Conley, of a volume of essays on Jean-Luc Nancy, Nancy Now (forthcoming from Polity Press).
Luce Irigaray is a leading philosopher of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She is a Director of Research in philosophy at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique in France. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in philosophy (Speculum, On the Other as Woman [French original 1974] was first presented as a doctoral thesis on the position of woman in the history of philosophy), she is trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Her work focuses on the elaboration of a culture of human subjectivity as sexuate, which she approaches through different disciplines: philosophical, scientific, political, and also poetic. Such an undertaking implies a cultural deconstruction aiming toward a return to our natural origin with a view to its cultivation and sharing, from the most intimate to the most global...