- Notes on Contributors
David Bellos is professor of French, Italian, and comparative literature at Princeton University and a recipient of the Prix Goncourt de la Bibliographie and the Man Booker International Translator’s Award. His books include Georges Perec: A Life in Words, Jacques Tati: His Life and Art, Roman Gary: A Tall Story, and Is That a Fish in Your Ear?, as well as translations of works by Perec, Gary, Georges Simenon, and Ismail Kadare.
Ermanno Bencivenga, professor of the humanities and philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, is the author of more than forty books in three languages, including Return from Exile: A Theory of Possibility; Looser Ends: The Practice of Philosophy; A Theory of Language and Mind; Logic and Other Nonsense: The Case of Anselm and His God; The Discipline of Subjectivity: An Essay on Montaigne; Kant’s Copernican Revolution; Ethics Vindicated: Kant’s Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse; and Hegel’s Dialectical Knowledge.
Sir John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology emeritus at Oxford University and a fellow of the British Academy, which awarded him the Kenyon Medal in 1995. Editor of the Oxford History of Classical Art, his other books include The Greeks in Asia; The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity; The Greeks Overseas; The Triumph of Dionysos; The History of Greek Vases; and The Relief Plaques of Eastern Eurasia and China: The “Ordos Bronzes,” Peter the Great’s Treasure, and Their Kin. He received the inaugural Onassis International Prize in Humanities in 2009.
Jochen Brüning, a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, is professor of mathematics and director of the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Technology at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His research is primarily in the fields of geometric analysis and spectral theory.
Caroline Walker Bynum is professor emerita of medieval European history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and University Professor emerita at Columbia University. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, former president of the American Historical Association, and a former MacArthur Fellow, she is the author of Wonderful Blood; Christian Materiality: An Essay on Late Medieval Religion; The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christendom, 200 – 1336; Holy Feast and Holy Fast; Fragmentation and Redemption; Jesus as Mother; and Metamorphosis and Identity.
William M. Chace, president emeritus of Emory University and honorary professor emeritus of English at Stanford University, is the author of One Hundred Semesters, Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics, The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, and (as editor) Making It New, Justice Denied: The Black Man in White America and James Joyce: A Collection of Critical Essays. [End Page 554]
Clark Davis is professor of English at the University of Denver and author of Hawthorne’s Shyness: Ethics, Politics, and the Question of Engagement; After the Whale: Melville in the Wake of “Moby-Dick”; and It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing.
Colin Davis, professor of French at Royal Holloway, University of London, is the author of Critical Excess: Overreading in Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas, Žižek, and Cavell; Michel Tournier: Philosophy and Fiction; Elie Wiesel’s Secretive Texts; Ethical Issues in Twentieth-Century French Fiction; Postwar Renoir: Film and the Memory of Violence; and Scenes of Love and Murder: Renoir, Film, and Philosophy.
E. Jane Doering is professor of gender studies and executive coordinator of the Teachers as Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame. Her books include Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-Perpetuating Force and, as coeditor, The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil.
Christophe Fricker, managing director of the research provider Nimirum, teaches German literature, cultural history, and politics at the University of Bristol. His books include Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich and a volume of poetry, Das schöne Auge des Betrachters, for which he received the Hermann-Hesse-Förderpreis.
Christian B. N. Gade is assistant professor of culture and society at Aarhus University and also teaches at the Danish Center for Conflict Resolution. Co-administrator of the Danish Network on Restorative Justice, his publications concern the concept of ubuntu and restorative justice in South Africa.