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  • Contributors

Giorgio Agamben is professor of philosophy at the IUAV University of Venice. His many books include Stanzas, The Coming Community, Remnants of Auschwitz, and The Kingdom and the Glory. He is currently working on the final installment of his Homo Sacer series on forms-of-life.

Remo Bodei was for many years Professor in Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also taught at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa. His books, which have been widely translated, include Hölderlin: La filosofía y lo trágico (1990), We, the Divided: Ethos, Politics and Culture in Post-War Italy (2006), Logics of Delusion (2006), and Ira: La passione furente (2011). His The Life of Things is forthcoming from Fordham University Press.

Cesare Casarino is professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Modernity at Sea: Marx, Melville, Conrad in Crisis, coauthor (with Antonio Negri) of In Praise of the Common: A Conversation on Philosophy and Politics, and coeditor of Marxism Beyond Marxism. He has published numerous essays on literature, cinema, and philosophy.

Ida Dominijanni is a member of the feminist philosophical community "Diotima" and a columnist for il manifesto. She has taught political theory as an adjunct professor at the University of Rome ("Roma Tre"). She is editor and coauthor of Motivi della libertà (2001) and Si può. Procreazione assistita: norme e soggetti (2005), and has published many essays in edited volumes and journals.

Carlo Galli is professor of the history of political thought at the University of Bologna. His recent books include Genealogia della politica (2010), Political Spaces and Global War (2010), and Il disagio della democrazia (2011). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Filosofia politica and writes for the Italian daily, la Repubblica.

Michael Hardt teaches in the Literature Program at Duke University. With Antonio Negri he is coauthor of the Empire trilogy (Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth) as well as Declaration. He currently serves as editor of The South Atlantic Quarterly.

Andrea Righi is the author of Biopolitics and Social Change in Italy: From Gramsci to Pasolini to Negri (2011). He is assistant professor of Italian at Colorado College. He previously taught at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

Paolo Virno is professor of philosophy at the University of Rome 3. He was active in the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s. His current research includes political philosophy and philosophy of language and he is completing a book on the anthropological importance of linguistic negation. His latest book, When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature, is forthcoming with Semiotext(e)/MIT Press. [End Page 1]