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Common Knowledge 10.1 (2004) 181-183

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Wayne Andersen , painter, corporate art consultant, and architect of the King Khaled Mosque in Riyadh, is professor emeritus of art and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting professor of art history at Columbia University. His most recent books are Freud, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Vulture's Tail; The Ara Pacis of Augustus and Mussolini; and Picasso's Brothel.

Mary Jo Bang is associate professor of English at Washington University, St. Louis, and the author of Apology for Want, Louise in Love, and The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans. "Ekphrastic Poems" in this issue of Common Knowledge will appear in her forthcoming collection The Eye Like a Strange Balloon. She is poetry editor of the Boston Review.

Caroline Walker Bynum , formerly a MacArthur Fellow, is professor of medieval European history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and University Professor Emerita at Columbia University. Her books include Jesus as Mother; Holy Feast and Holy Fast; Fragmentation and Redemption; Metamorphosis and Identity; and The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336.

Clare Cavanagh is associate professor of Slavic languages and literature at Northwestern University. Author of Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition, she has received, among other awards, the William Riley Parker Prize of the Modern Language Association.

Erica Johnson Debeljak is an American writer living in Slovenia. She contributes regularly to newspapers and intellectual journals in Slovenia and is the author of Tujka v hisi domacinov [Foreigner in the house of natives]. She recently translated Barren Harvest: Selected Poems by Dane Zajc.

Mikhail Epstein's numerous books, including After the Future, Transcultural Experiments, and Cries in the New Wilderness: From the Files of the Moscow Institute of Atheism, have been translated into fourteen languages. He is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature at Emory University and recipient of the Andrei Belyi Prize of St. Petersburg. He also received the International Essay Prize of Weimar for "Chronocide," which appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of Common Knowledge.

Fang Lizhi, former vice president of the University of Science and Technology of China, was named "most wanted counterrevolutionary criminal" by the Chinese authorities in 1989. Following a year's refuge in the U.S. embassy, he was permitted to emigrate and has since held positions at Cambridge University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and, currently, the University of Arizona, where he is professor of physics and astronomy. Recipient of the Nicholson Medal of the American Physical Society, the Freedom Award of the International Rescue Committee, and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, he is the author of more than 230 scientific papers and author, coauthor, or editor of twenty books. [End Page 181]

László F. Földényi, well known in Hungary and Germany as a philosopher and art critic, is the author of books on Lukács, Goya, and Caspar David Friedrich. He received the Mikes Literature Prize in Amsterdam for his book Melancholia.

Joseph Frank is professor emeritus of Slavic and comparative literature at Stanford University and professor emeritus of comparative literature at Princeton University. The five volumes of his recently completed biography of Dostoevsky have received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association, and the Christian Gauss Prize of Phi Beta Kappa.

Ian Hacking is professor of the history and philosophy of science at the Collège de France and University Professor at the University of Toronto. His books include Mad Travelers, The Social Construction of What?, Rewriting the Soul, Representing and Intervening, The Taming of Chance, The Emergence of Probability, The Logic of Statistical Inference, and Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?

Jeffrey C. Isaac , director of the Indiana University Center for the Study of Democracy, is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Bloomington. His books include The Poverty of Progressivism; Power and Marxist Theory; Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion; and Democracy in Dark Times. He is a regular contributor to Dissent.

Lawrence Jones is a fellow of the University of Minnesota...


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