Jimena Berzal de Dios is Assistant Professor of Art History at Western Washington University. She obtained a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Art History and M.A. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. Her research appears or is forthcoming in Sixteenth Century Journal and Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme.
Jeeshan Gazi recently attained his Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Essex for the interdisciplinary thesis, “Film as Another World: Deleuze, Pynchon, and the Metaphysics of Film.” He has articles on film theory and literature published or forthcoming in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction and The Journal for the Study of Radicalism.
Kir Kuiken is Associate Professor of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the author of Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism (Fordham, 2014), and his published work includes essays on Derrida, Heidegger, Wordsworth, Shelley and Benjamin.
Kurt Lampe is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol. In 2016, he is overseeing a project on ancient Stoicism and modern continental philosophy. His other major project involves using the myth of Orestes in order to think about selfhood, agency, responsibility, and their interpersonal, political, and cosmic contexts. In general, he has broad interests in ancient and modern philosophy, literature, and other creative arts.
Robert S. Lehman is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Boston College, as well as Co-Chair of the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Dialectical Thinking at Harvard University. His research focuses on the relationship between historical representation and literary form, particularly in the period of literary modernism; as well as on the history of philosophical aesthetics. His first book, Impossible Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, and the Critique of Historical Reason, will be published in fall 2016 by Stanford University Press.
Kasper Lysemose’s main fields of interest are philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, deconstruction and hermeneutics. Lysemose wrote his dissertation on the philosophy of Hans Blumenberg and has since published on Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Gehlen, Jean-Luc Nancy and [End Page 207] others. His publications include “The Being, the Origin and the Becoming of Man: A Presentation of Anthropogenealogy and some Ensuing Methodological Problems” (Human Studies) and “Responsiveness and Technology: On Touch and the Ecotechnie – from Aristotle to Jean-Luc Nancy” (Philosophy Today).
Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales. He has written more than thirty books on aspects of philosophy and literary theory, among them (most recently), Re-Thinking the Cogito: Naturalism, Reason and the Venture of Thought; Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative; and Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason. His volume of verse-essays, The Cardinal’s Dog and Other Poems, was recently published in a second edition by De La Salle University Press (Manila) in association with Seventh Quarry Press (Swansea, Wales).
Alan Singer is Professor of English at Temple University. He is the author of numerous articles on human agency and art practices, most recently “The Senses of Personhood: Beyond Allegories of the Body,” in Culture, Theory, and Critique (2015). He is the author of five books in the areas of critical theory and aesthetics. His most recent work, The Self-Deceiving Muse: Notice and Knowledge of the Work of Art (2011), is now in paper. He is completing a new book from which the current article is excerpted: Posing Sex: A Perceptual Ethics for Literary and Visual Art.
Johanna M. Wagner works in Modern British and American Literatures, with specialization in women’s literature, gender, feminist, queer, and lesbian theories. Secondary interests are narrative theory, the gothic, and representations of women in visual culture, especially film. She is currently working as a visiting Associate Professor at Høgskolen i Østfold in Norway.
Guy Zimmerman received his Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama from U.C. Irvine in December of 2015. Since 2001, he has been the Artistic Director of Padua Playwrights in Los Angeles. His work has been performed in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Berlin, Prague, Beirut and other cities. [End Page 208]