Héctor G. Castaño graduated from Complutense University and UNED (Madrid), as well as from Paris 8 University. He is completing a Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy at Nanterre University, under the supervision of Peter Szendy. In addition to his doctoral research on Derrida and the problem of the body, his ongoing subjects of research include the intersections between film and philosophy, philosophy of translation and comparative philosophy.
D. J. S. Cross is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Buffalo. He has published articles on Descartes, Deleuze, and Derrida, and he is co-translator, along with Tyler Williams, of Marc Crépon's The Vocation of Writing: Philosophy, Literature, and the Test of Violence (SUNY, forthcoming).
R. Andrés Guzmán is Assistant Professor of Latina/o and Latin American literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington. His articles have appeared in the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies and Theory & Event. He is currently [End Page 263] completing a book manuscript that draws on Badiou, Fanon, and Lacanian psychoanalysis to formulate non-identitarian, "generic" conceptions of universal citizenship and revolutionary nation.
Gabriel Horowitz currently teaches at the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD in Spanish from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His research interests include the discursive history of nature, political romanticism, nation-state formation, and secularization in Latin America.
Jean-Jacques Lecercle is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Paris in Nanterre. He has published widely in the fields of philosophy of language and Victorian literature: The Violence of Language, Philosophy of Nonsense, Interpretation as Pragmatics, A Marxist Philosophy of Language and Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature.
Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, is a senior curator of Slought Foundation, an editor of the Journal of Modern Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored or edited thirty-five books and collections on modernism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and writers like Beckett, Pound and Joyce.
Cory Stockwell is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He has published articles in journals such as the Oxford Literary Review, SubStance, and Mosaic. His current book project, Starwriting: Literature, Sovereignty, Destiny, argues that "stars" (planets, heavenly bodies, etc.) in the work of writers such as Kafka, Lispector, and Bolaño, work to effect a radical critique of the logic of sovereignty.
Scott R. Stroud is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on topics at the intersection of philosophy and rhetoric. He is the author of John Dewey and [End Page 264] the Artful Life (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011) and Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).
Donald Phillip Verene is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Vico Studies at Emory University and a fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome). His recent books include Speculative Philosophy (2009), The Origins of the Philosophy of Symbolic Forms: Kant, Hegel, and Cassirer (2011), Vico's New Science: A Philosophical Commentary (2015), and James Joyce and the Philosophers at Finnegans Wake (2016).
Gregory Whitlock is Professor of Philosophy at Parkland College. He wrote Returning to Sils-Maria: A Commentary to Nietzsche's 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (1990, OP) as a Fulbright scholar. He translated Nietzsche's lecture series The Pre-Platonic Philosophers (2000) and Mazzino Montinari's Reading Nietzsche (2003). He has written numerous journal articles on Nietzsche and has been selected by Stanford University Press to translate Thus Spoke Zarathustra for its edition of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche. [End Page 265]