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Jeffrey Bloechl is associate professor of philosophy at Boston College and honorary professor of philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. He has published widely in contemporary European thought and philosophy of religion. He is currently working on book-length studies of philosophy of religion in the wake of Heidegger and on Freud’s later work. Bloechl is also the founding editor of Levinas Studies: An Annual Review.

Abi Doukhan is assistant professor of philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and holds the Pearl and Nathan Halegua Family Initiative in Ethics and Tolerance. Her recent publications include Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy of Exile and two essays in Philosophy Today, “From Exile to Hospitality: A Key to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas” and “Emmanuel Levinas’s Epistemology: From Justification to Justice.”

Guy-Felix Duportail is professor of philosophy at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His research focuses specifically on the relationship between phenomenology and psychoanalysis. His publications include Analytique de la chair, Les institutions du monde de la vie: Merleau-Ponty et Lacan, L’ “a priori” littéral: Une approche phénoménologique de Lacan, Intentionnalité et Trauma: Levinas et Lacan, Phénoménologie de la communication, and Intentionnalité et Langage. [End Page 159]

Seán Hand is professor of French at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Emmanuel Levinas, Alter Ego: The Critical Writings of Michel Leiris, and Michel Leiris: Writing the Self. He is the editor of Facing the Other: The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and The Levinas Reader. He is the translator of Nietzsche: The Body and Culture by Eric Blondel, Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism by Emmanuel Levinas, and Foucault by Gilles Deleuze.

Andrew Kelley is associate professor of philosophy at Bradley University. In addition to authoring articles on Jankélévitch, Bergson, Gusdorf, Levinas, Maimon, and Kant, he is the translator of Jankélévitch’s Forgiveness as well as The Bad Conscience (forthcoming).

Olga Kuminova is adjunct lecturer in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Her research focuses on theory of reading, where Levinas’s philosophy of language is central for conceptualizing reading as a reader-author relationship. She is the author of Emmanuel Levinas’s Concept of the Feminine and Its Feminist Critics—Towards a Dialogical Model of Theorizing Sexual Difference, as well as the recent articles, “To See Across the Veil of Print: Virtual Re-personalization of the Reader-Author Relationship during the ‘Reading Revolution,’” and “Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury as Struggle for Ideal Communication.”

Steven Shankman holds the UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace and is also distinguished professor of English and Classics at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Pope’s “Iliad”: Homer in the Age of Passion; In Search of the Classic: Reconsidering the Classical Tradition, Homer to Valéry and Beyond; Other Others: Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies; and Kindred Verses, a book of poems. He has been a Guggenheim and an NEH Fellow. Currently at work on a book-manuscript entitled Turned Inside-Out: Reading the Russian Novel in Prison After [End Page 160] Levinas, Shankman is also translating Suerte: L’exclusion volontaire by Claude Lucas, the so-called “gangster philosopher” who, before writing Suerte, became a devotee of Levinas’s first magnum opus, Totality and Infinity.

Richard I. Sugarman is professor of religion and director of the Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Vermont. Sugarman is coeditor of The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild. Additionally, he has contributed essays on Levinas—particularly Levinas’s notion of time, to Analecta Husserliana 90, Phenomenology World-Wide, and Recherches Levinassiennes 82, 83. Presently, he is completing a book-length manuscript, tentatively entitled A Transcending Humanism: Emmanuel Levinas and the Jewish Bible.

Alan Udoff is professor of philosophy and religious studies at St. Francis College (Brooklyn). He is a contributing editor to books on Leo Strauss, Kafka, Rosenzweig, and, most recently, Vladimir Jankélévitch and the Question of Forgiveness. He is currently working on a book-length study of forgiveness. [End Page 161]


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