Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University. She has written books and articles on literary theory, literary history, poetry, the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the poetry of John Milton. Her latest book is William Blake and Digital Aesthetics (London: Continuum, 2012).
Greg Garrard is Reader in Literature and the Environment at Bath Spa University, author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2011), immediate past chair of ASLE-UKI and Managing Editor of Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism. He is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism.
Ursula K. Heise is Professor of English at Stanford University and a 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow. She is the author, most recently, of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Nach der Natur: Das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur (2010). She is currently completing a book called Where the Wild Things Used To Be: Narrative, Database, and Endangered Species.
Irene J. Klaver is Director of the Philosophy of Water Project (www.water. unt.edu) and Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Texas. Her research and teaching focus on the social-political and cultural dimensions of water. She is one of the co-editors of the UNESCO book Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures (Springer, 2012). Klaver is UNESCO Water and Cultural Diversity Advisor and Co-Director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy. With film maker Melinda Levin she co-directed "The New Frontier: Sustainable Ranching in the American West" (2011), which was selected as one of the 20 films for the Department of State's American Documentary Showcase (ADS), and won the prestigious CINE Award.
Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English, University of North Bengal. His recent books include A Lover's Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2012) and Making Sense of the Secular (New York: Routledge, forthcoming). To know more about his work please visit http://www.ranjanghosh.com [End Page 150]
J. Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California at Irvine. His recent books include For Derrida (Fordham, 2009), The Medium is the Maker: Browning, Freud, Derrida, and the New Telepathic Ecotechnologies (Sussex Academic Press, 2009), and The Conflagration of Community: Fiction Before and After Auschwitz (Chicago, 2011). A book co-authored with Claire Colebrook and Tom Cohen, Theory and the Disappearing Future: Benjamin and de Man (Routledge) is forthcoming, as is Miller's Reading for Our Time: Adam Bede and Middlemarch (Edinburgh UP). He received the MLA Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award in 2005.
Patrick D. Murphy is a Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies (2009), Farther Afield in the Study of Nature Oriented Literature (2000), A Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder (2000), and Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques (1995). In 2011, some of his ecocritical work was translated into Chinese, Japanese, Danish, and Spanish.
Audrey Wasser earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature at Cornell University in 2010, and is currently a Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. Tentatively titled "The Work of Difference: Form and Formation in Twentieth-Century Literature and Theory," her book manuscript draws on the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Benedict de Spinoza to argue for a notion of literary form that departs from the unity of self-reflection as well as from the closure implied in literature's supposed autonomy from other creative processes. Her writings and translations have appeared in Angelaki, diacritics, and Modern Philology.
Erin Graff Zivin is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on constructions of "Jewishness" and marranismo in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, aesthetic representations of torture and interrogation, and the intersection of ethical philosophy and critical theory. She is the author of The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary (Duke UP, 2008) and editor of The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism: Reading...