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MICHAEL W. CLUNE’s most recent critical book is Writing against Time (Stanford University Press, 2013). Elements of this project appeared in Representations and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. His first work of creative nonfiction, White Out, was chosen as a “Best Book of 2013” by the New Yorker, NPR, the Millions, and elsewhere. His latest book is Gamelife, out in fall 2015 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Clune is a Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

BRENDAN CORCORAN is an Associate Professor of English at Indiana State University, where he works on twentieth-century and contemporary Irish poetry as well as the intersection of literature and climate change. He has published essays on the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, and Ciaran Carson. He has also published an interview with Northern Irish poet Michael Longley. His essay on John Keats won the Keats-Shelley Association of America Prize for 2009. Currently, he is at work on a book exploring Seamus Heaney’s elegiac practices.

MARTIN HÄGGLUND is Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Yale University. He is the author of three books, most recently Dying for [End Page 225] Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford University Press, 2008). In 2014 he was awarded the Schück Prize by the Swedish Academy. His next book, This Life: On Secular Faith, will be published by Pantheon.

NICHOLAS HERON is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. He is the editor, with Justin Clemens and Alex Murray, of The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), and the translator of Agamben’s Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

PHILIPPE LACOUE-LABARTHE (1940–2007) was a Professor at the University of Strasbourg in France for over 30 years. One of France’s leading intellectual figures, he translated and wrote extensively on works by—among others—Nietzsche, Benjamin, Heidegger, and Celan. Lacoue-Labarthe is perhaps best known for his collaborative work with Jean-Luc Nancy; “The Abortion of Literature,” for instance, is a continuation of his work with the latter in The Literary Absolute.

AΪCHA LIVIANA MESSINA is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Humanidades of Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago, Chile), where she directs the Program in Contemporary Philosophy and Political Thought. Her work focuses on French contemporary philosophy, in particular on the intersection of philosophy and literature, and on post-Marxist political thought. She is the author of Poser me va si bien (P.O.L, 2005), a book on the topic of the living model, which has been made into an eponymous film directed by Sara Pozzoli, and of an essay on Marx titled “Argent/Amour. Le livre blanc de manuscrits de 1844,” and of numerous articles on Nietzsche, Lévinas, Kafka, Artaud, and Blanchot. Her current research is focused on the problem of responsibility in the wake of the deconstruction of the law in Blanchot’s fragmentary writing.

FERNANDA NEGRETE is Assistant Professor of French at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY). Her articles have appeared [End Page 226] recently in ARTMargins and Mosaic. She is currently working on a book manuscript on aesthetics, femininity, and the social link in contemporary French literature and art: The Esthetic Clinic: Post-Freudian Experiments in Literature and Art.

SOL PELÁEZ is Assistant Professor of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Mississippi State University. She received her Licenciatura en Historia (BA) from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000) and her PhD from the Comparative Literature Department at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (2010). She focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American literature with an accent on Southern Cone, drawing on comparative literature, literary and critical theory, and philosophical, political, and psychoanalytical approaches. She has published articles in CR: The New Centennial Review and Chasqui, Revista de literatura latinoamerica, and coedited a special issue of theory@buffalo and another of Umbr(a), a Journal of the Unconscious. She is now working on a manuscript on violence and...


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