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Barry Allen, professor of philosophy at McMaster University, is the author of Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition; Knowledge and Civilization; Truth in Philosophy; Artifice and Design; and Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts.

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. He received the inaugural Onassis International Prize for Humanities in 2009.

Jerome Braun is the author of The Humanized Workplace and Democratic Culture and Moral Character.

Rebecca Brown’s works of fiction and her essay collections, which have been published in seven languages, include American Romances, The Last Time I Saw You, The End of Youth, Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary, The Gifts of the Body, Annie Oakley’s Girl, The Haunted House, The Children’s Crusade, The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary, What Keeps Me Here, and The Terrible Girls, which was adapted for the stage by the About Face Theater in Chicago. She is senior artist-in-residence at the University of Washington, Bothell, and is a recipient of the Washington State Governor’s Award, the Boston Book Review Award, and the Lambda Literary Award.

Caroline Walker Bynum is professor emerita of medieval European history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and University Professor emerita at Columbia. A former MacArthur Fellow, former president of the American Historical Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the author of Christian Materiality; Wonderful Blood; The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christendom, 200–1336; Holy Feast and Holy Fast; Fragmentation and Redemption; Metamorphosis and Identity; and Jesus as Mother.

Mary Harvey Doyno, assistant professor of humanities and religious studies at California State University, Sacramento, is currently finishing a book on lay sanctity in the late medieval Italian communes.

Mikhail Epstein is director of the Center for Humanities Innovation at Durham University and professor of Russian literature and cultural theory there. He is the author of more than thirty books and seven hundred articles, published in English or Russian and translated into eighteen other languages. He is a recipient of the Liberty Prize for Russian-US Cultural Relations and of the International Essay Prize of Weimar for “Chronocide,” which appeared in the spring 2003 issue of Common Knowledge. [End Page 196]

Guido Giglioni, Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Neo-Latin Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute, University of London, is a coeditor of Francis Bacon on Motion and Power and the author of numerous articles, in English and Italian, on early modern philosophy, medicine, and science, as well on authors such as Robert Boyle, William Harvey, and Ralph Cudworth.

William Kolbrener is associate professor of English literature at Bar-Ilan University and the author of Milton’s Warring Angels. The Last Rabbi: Joseph Soloveitchik and the Talmudic Tradition is forthcoming. He coedited Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith with Michal Michelson.

Bruce Krajewski received the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize in 1997 for his translation of Gadamer on Celan. Professor of English and rhetoric at Texas Women’s University, he is the author of Traveling with Hermes: Hermeneutics and Rhetoric and the editor of Gadamer’s Repercussions.

Randy Malamud, Regents’ Professor of English at Georgia State University and a fellow of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, is the author of Reading Zoos, Poetic Animals and Animal Souls, A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age, and An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture, as well as books of literary criticism. He writes regularly for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Ramona Naddaff, a founding editor of Zone Books, is associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato’s “Republic.” She is currently writing a book on censorship and the writing of...


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