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Sergio Benvenuto is a psychoanalyst and philosopher. He is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Sciences and Technologies of Cognition of the Italian Council for Scientific Research (ISTC-CNR) in Rome and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, which he founded in 1995 and in which he has recently written on Wittgenstein and Freud. He teaches psychoanalytic clinical practice in several institutes in Naples, Kiev, Moscow, and Mexico City and is the author of many books and papers in different languages, including: Mechta Lacana [Dream Lacan] in Russian (Aleteyya, 2006); “Perversion and Charity: An Ethical Approach,” in D. Nobus & L. Downing (eds.), Perversion: Psychoanalytic Perspectives / Perspectives on Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2006); with A. Molino, In Freud’s Tracks (Jason Aronson, 2008); Accidia: La passione dell’indifferenza [Sloth: The Passion of Indifference] (il Mulino, 2008); Perversionen: Sexualität, Ethik und Psychoanalyse [Perversions: Sexuality, Ethics and Psychoanalysis] (Turia & Kant, 2009); La gelosia [Jealousy] (il Mulino, 2011); and with Antonio Lucci, Lacan, oggi [Lacan, Today] (Mimesis, 2014). He is a member of Unbehagen, A Free Association for Psychoanalysis.

Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master and Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has a background in academic and clinical psychology and was Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, throughout the 1990s. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic (Palgrave, 2010), Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Palgrave, 2005), For and Against Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2006), After Words (Palgrave, 2002), and The Politics of Psychoanalysis (Palgrave, 1999). His most recent books are [End Page 229] Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions (Palgrave, 2013), Feelings (Routledge, 2011) and A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory (Palgrave, 2012).

Jeffrey Prager is a Professor of Sociology at UCLA and Senior Faculty Member and former Dean of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis. He is the author of Presenting the Past: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering (Harvard, 1998) and of several articles on trauma, memory, and social repair, including, most recently, “Melancholia and the Racial Order: A Psychosocial Analysis of America’s Enduring Racism.” Currently, he is co-editing with Anthony Elliott The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Arnold Wilson is a Training and Supervising analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), a member of the faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center. He co-edited, with John E. Gedo, Hierarchical Concepts in Psychoanalysis: Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (Guildford, 1993).

Eli Zaretsky is Professor of History at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Why America Needs a Left (Polity, 2012), Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), and Capitalism, the Family, and Personal Life (Rev. ed., HarperCollins, 1986). His Political Freud will appear this fall. [End Page 230]



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