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Adina Camelia Arvatu is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne. Her doctoral research offers a genealogy of the figure of the archive as deployed in deconstruction and post–structuralism, with an emphasis on its methodological and (inter)disciplinary effects. She is the author of “Spectres of Freud: The Figure of the Archive in Derrida and Foucault,” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature (Freud After Derrida) 44.4 (December 2011): 141-59, and co-author (with A. Aberdein) of Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion (Bloomsbury, 2016).

Marcel Cornis-Pope is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he works on literary theory, narratology, and modern/postmodern American literature. He is the author of several books, including Hermeneutic Desire and Critical Rewriting: Narrative Interpretation in the Wake of Poststructuralism (St. Martins, 1992), Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After (Palgrave, 2001), and most recently New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression: Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres (John Benjamins, 2014). [End Page 291]

Angela Cozea is Professor of French and Comparative Literature in the Department of French, University of Toronto. She has published books and articles, mostly in French, on Walter Benjamin, Proust, and Montaigne’s aesthetics of melancholia. Not long after the conference here reproduced, she fell ill and was forced to abandon her intellectual pursuits in favor of the practice of “arts and crafts,” and only as allowed by her new, diminished condition. She can today witness, with much conviction, to the therapeutic value of such a pursuit, regardless of the inevitable production of kitsch it may bring about.

Aurelian Craiutu is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests include French political and social thought, political ideologies as well as theories of transition to democracy and democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. He has published extensively in the field of modern French political thought from Montesquieu to Raymond Aron. Professor Craiutu’s most recent publications include Tocqueville on America after 1840 (Cambridge University Press, 2009; with Jeremy Jennings), America through European Eyes (Penn State University Press, 2009, with Jeffrey C. Isaac). His latest book, A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830, was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Aurelian Craiutu also published two books in Romanian, Elogiul libertatii (Polirom, 1998) and Elogiul moderatiei (Polirom, 2006).

Andreea Deciu Ritivoi is Chair of the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory, narrative and identity, and exile and transnationalism. She is the author of Paul Ricoeur: Tradition and Innovation in Rhetorical Theory (SUNY Press, 2006) and Yesterday’s Self: Nostalgia and the Immigrant Experience (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). She also serves on the Editorial Board of Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Storyworlds, and Études Ricoeuriennes/Ricoeur Studies. [End Page 292]

Sanda Golopentia is Professor Emerita of French Studies at Brown University. Her areas of specialization include twentieth-century literature and culture, critical theory, and philosophy of language. Her books include Les voies de la pragmatique (Stanford UP, 1988) and, with M. Martinez Thomas, Voir les didascalies (1994).

Gabriele Guercio is an independent scholar living in Milan. His Ph.D. is in Art History from Yale University. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery and has taught at several universities in Italy. He is the author of Art as Existence: The Artist’s Monograph and its Project (MIT Press, 2006). His latest book L’arte non evolve. L’universo immobile di Gino De Dominicis is due to appear this Fall.

Mircea Martin is professor of literary theory at the University of Bucharest and a member of the Romanian Academy. His books include Singura critică (1986), Introducere în opera lui B. Fundoianu (1984), Dicțiunea ideilor (1981), and G. Călinescu și complexele literaturii române (1981). His articles have appeared in journals such as România literară, Contemporanul, Cahiers Roumains d’Etudes Litteraires, and Revista 22.

Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu is Professor of Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, and Hispanic Studies at Western University in London, Canada, the Chair of Comparative Literature at his university...


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