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Genevieve Abravanel

Genevieve Abravanel is currently pursuing a PhD in English at Duke University. Her interests include modernism, gender, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. She has written reviews on a variety of topics from Wittgenstein to contemporary poetry for The Wilson Quarterly and The Harvard Review.

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David Anshen

David Anshen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His projected dissertation will explore the persistence of historical representation in modernist and postmodernist cultural and literary texts. His recent publications include articles in Common Ground and CineAction.

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Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in Media at the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wales, UK. His publications include the forthcoming “The Resurrection of Desire: J.G. Ballard’s Crash as a Transgressive Text” (Foundation, November 2000) and “The Map of Apocalypse: Nuclear and the Space of Dystopia in American SF” (Festschrift for I.F. Clarke, Alan Sandison, ed., Macmillan 2000).

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Evans Chan

Evans Yiu Shing Chan, filmmaker, dramatist, and cultural critic, has most recently completed Adeus Macau (Goodbye Macau), a documentary about the 1999 Sino-Portuguese handover. Adeus is Part II of his China Decolonized series, of which Part I is Journey to Beijing, his Hong Kong handover documentary. He is at work on his third narrative feature, The Map of Sex and Love. More information about his work is available at

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James D. Faubion

James D. Faubion is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. He received his BA in anthropology and philosophy from Reed College in 1980, and his PhD in social/cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990. He is the author of Modern Greek Lessons: A Primer in Historical Constructivism (Princeton, 1993). His edited volumes include Rethinking the Subject: An Anthology of European Social Thought (Westview, 1995); Essential Works of Michel Foucault, Volume 2: Aesthetics, Method, Epistemology (The New Press, 1998); and The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming 2000). He is currently completing a monograph on Branch Davidianism and millenarianism.

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Timothy Gray

Timothy Gray is an assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where he specializes in post-1945 American poetry. He has written articles on Frank O’Hara and Gary Snyder for Contemporary Literature (Winter 1998), Studies in the Humanities (December 1999), and Sagetrieb (forthcoming). His work in progress includes a book on Snyder and articles on Diane di Prima and Greil Marcus.

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Steven Helmling

Steven Helmling, Professor of English at the University of Delaware, has published widely on twentieth-century literature and culture. His essay in this issue of Postmodern Culture is excerpted from his book, The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson: Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic of Critique, forthcoming in November 2000 from State University of New York Press.

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Lawrence Johnson

Laurie Johnson received his PhD in English from the University of Queensland. He has recently completed The Wolf Man’s Burden, a book dealing with the role of Sigmund Freud’s most famous patient in the institution of psychoanalysis. He has published essays on Derrida and Levinas, Deleuze and Guattari, and Heidegger and Levinas, and his primary research interest is the contribution of Abraham and Torok to psychoanalytic and critical theory.

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Kevin Marzahl

Kevin Marzahl is a PhD student in English and Cultural Studies at Indiana University, specializing in postwar American poetry. His poetry has appeared in the Bellingham Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

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David Pagano

David Pagano recently completed his PhD in English at the University of California, Irvine. Through examinations of Continental philosophies of time and American literature and film, his dissertation reads the temporality of modernity as an interaction between the apocalyptic and the gothic. He is currently writing on time and ghosts in Thomas Pynchon and Leslie Marmon Silko. He will begin teaching at Old Dominion University in the fall.

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