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Xavier Gassmann is a practicing psychoanalyst and psychologist at the René Dubos Hospital in Pontoise, France. He is a lecturer at Paris Diderot University at Sorbonne Paris Cité and an associated researcher at the Center for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society.

Steffen Krüger is a Lecturer and Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo and serves as a social therapist with a psychiatric emergency team. He is the author of Das Unbehagen in der Karikatur: Kunst, Propaganda und Persuasive Kommunikation im Theoriewerk Ernst Kris’ [Caricature and its Discontents: Art, Propaganda, and Persuasive Communication in the Theoretical Work of Ernst Kris] (Fink, 2011). With Thomas Röske, he co-edited the essay collection on Kris, Im Dienste des Ich: Ernst Kris heute [In the Service of the Ego: Ernst Kris Today] (Böhlau, 2013). His research centers on psychosocial approaches to media communication. He received his doctorate in mass media and communication from the Freie Universität, Berlin, where he was Researcher in the Institute of Communication History and Applied Cultural Studies.

Céline Masson is Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences, HDR), Center for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society, Paris Diderot University at Sorbonne Paris Cité, and the Co-director of the Pandora Research Group for creative processes, psychoanalysis, the body, and society. She is a practicing psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist at the Medico-Social Therapy Center of the Organization to Save the Children (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants—OSE) in Paris. [End Page 97]

G.W. Pigman III is Professor of English at the California Institute of Technology. He has recently completed a book, tentatively titled The Mystical Usurper of the Mind: Conceptions of Dreaming from Homer to Freud and De Sanctis.

Charles Sumner is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include the ways in which “psycho-Marxism” can be used to illuminate contemporary American literature. He is presently working on a manuscript titled The Aesthetics of Failure in Anglo-American Modernism.

Randall Terada is a member of Lacan Toronto and works with a number of local community agencies providing psychoanalytic based consulting. He received his Ph.D. from York University in 2013.

Myna Trustram is a Research Associate in the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) in the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. She studied history at the universities of Essex and Bristol and published her doctoral research as Women of the Regiment: Marriage and the Victorian Army (Cambridge University, 1984). She has worked for five years as a cultural consultant and for over twenty-five years in curatorial, management, and research posts within museums. Following training at the London Tavistock Clinic and the Institute for Group Analysis, she developed a specialization in museums and health and has collaborated with health professionals to advance this new field. Her work combines her professional experience as a history museum curator with a psychosocial approach to art and culture. [End Page 98]



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