Lisa Block de Behar is professor of Theory of Communication at the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay). She earned a PhD in Language and Literature at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France) and is the author, among other books, of Medios, pantallas y otros lugares comunes. Sobre los cambios e intercambios verbales y visuales en tiempos mediáticos (Buenos Aires: Katz Editores, 2009); Jules Laforgue ou les métaphores du déplacement (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004); Borges. The Passion of an Endless Quotation (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002); and A Rhetoric of Silence and Other Selected Writings (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995); as well of numerous articles. She was granted the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for literary essay in 1984 and a Humboldt Research Award in 2001.
Magdalena Cámpora is Professor of French Literature at Universidad Católica Argentina (Buenos Aires) and Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Her present research project (Modos de la causalidad en ficción) follows her PhD work on fictional causality (2007, Université Paris IV: La causalité fictive dans les œuvres d'Arthur [End Page 277] Rimbaud et de Jorge Luis Borges). She is currently compiling and editing Borges—Francia (proceedings of the 2009 Colloquium at UCA, focused on the ambiguous, yet productive relation that Borges maintained with French culture).
Norma Carricaburo is Professor on the Faculty of Philosophy and Language of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she earned her PhD in Language. She is also a CONICET researcher in the areas of language and Argentine literature. She has been appointed Consultant Professor of the Universidad Católica Argentina and Member of the Academia Argentina de Letras. Among her major works are the following books: El voseo en la literatura argentina (1999), Las fórmulas de tratamiento en el español actual (1997), La literatura gauchesca: Una poética de la voz (2004), and Del fonógrafo a la red. Literatura y tecnología en Argentina (2008).
Andrés Claro, essayist, writer and translator, is Assistant Professor at the University of Chile, where he teaches in the Philosophy Doctorate Program (Aesthetics and Theory of Art). He holds a D.E.A. in Philosophy from the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, completed under the direction of Jacques Derrida, and a D.Phil. in English and Comparative Literature from Oxford University (2005). He has published two books of poetry-Del tártaro y del firmamento (1988) y Los cantos del mayordomo (1991)-as well as literary translations from several languages (among them the volume Kirigirisu, indirect versions of haikus). To a series of essays on poetics, theory of language and culture, he adds two major books: La Inquisición y la Cábala, un capítulo de la diferencia entre ontología y exilio (Santiago 2009; first edition, 1996) and Las 'vasijas quebradas': cuatro variaciones sobre la Tarea del traductor (Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales). He divides his time between Paris and Santiago de Chile, combining research, teaching and writing.
Jorge J. E. Gracia graduated from the Universities of Chicago and Toronto. He holds the Samuel P. Capen Chair in the Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, and is State University of New York Distinguished Professor. He is the author of sixteen books and has [End Page 278] edited two dozen others in areas such as history of philosophy, metaphysics, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and Latino issues. Among his recent relevant publications are: Images of Thought: Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estévez's Art (2009), Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity (ed. with Lynette Bosch and Isabel Alvarez Borland, 2008), Identity, Memory, and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers (co-ed, 2008), and Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective (2000).
Vincent Gugino holds the degree of Juris Doctor and a PhD in English Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and works at the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo where he perfects appeals in criminal cases.
David E. Johnson is associate professor and chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at...