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G Douglas Barrett
G Douglas Barrett is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Salisbury University. He has enjoyed lives past and present as an artist, composer, writer, and tech worker. He has published in Mosaic, Tacet, and Contemporary Music Review and is the author of After Sound: Toward a Critical Music (Bloomsbury, 2016). The current article is part of a work-in-progress project on experimental music and theories of posthumanism.

Michelle Chihara
Michelle Chihara is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at Whittier College. Her current research project examines the relationship between contemporary American cultural production and behavioral economics’ push to ground realism in the quantification of the human subject. She is the co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics, due out in 2018. Her research has appeared in Studies in American Fiction, and she has published fiction and articles about contemporary culture in, n+1, Mother Jones, The Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle, The Green Mountains Review, The Santa Monica Review and the Echoes blog at, among others. She is the Economics & Finance Section Editor at The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Alexander Keller Hirsch
Alexander Keller Hirsch is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is the author of many articles, as well as co-editor of the forthcoming volume, The Democratic Arts of Mourning: Political Theory and Loss (Rowman & Littlefield). He is at work on a book manuscript tentatively titled Moral Inadequacy and the Will to Chance.

Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús
Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Graduate Program of Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture at the University of Southern California. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature at Emory University, where he worked on Latin American and Caribbean literature and French and German contemporary thought. He is currently working on a manuscript titled Reading Danger: Literary History After Historicism. The book seeks to both diagnose the persistence of historicism in the contemporary literary-theoretical landscape and to rethink literary history as a paradoxical form of dangerous “knowledge” whose truth can only be measured through a confrontation with the perils of illegibility and immemoriality. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in several edited volumes and in peer-reviewed journals such as Mosaic, Oxford Literary Review, New Centennial Review, Diacritics, CENTRO Journal, Revista Iberoamericana, Política Común, Revista Pléyade, and Transmodernity.

Warren Montag
Warren Montag is the Brown Family Professor of Literature at Occidental College in Los Angeles. His most recent books include Althusser and his Contemporaries (Duke University Press, 2013) and The Other Adam Smith (Stanford University Press, 2014). Montag is also the editor of Décalages, a journal on Althusser and his circle, and the translator of Etienne Balibar’s Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness (Verso, 2013).

Peter Y. Paik
Peter Y. Paik is HK Research Professor of the Humanities at Yonsei University. He is the author of From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe (Minnesota, 2010) and has written on such topics as the new South Korean film, horror cinema, animé, and apocalypticism in contemporary culture. His article, “Smart Bombs, Serial Killing, and the Rapture: The Vanishing Bodies of Apocalyptic Imperialism,” appeared in Postmodern Culture 14.1. He is currently at work on a study of the category of the aristocratic from the 19th century to the present.

David Parry
David Parry is an associate professor of Communications and Digital Media, and department chair at Saint Joseph’s University. His work centers on understanding the transformations brought about by the change from an analog broadcast communication structure to a digitally networked one. Particularly he is interested in how this transformation alters power relations within communities and between institutions. He is a dedicated open access scholar.

Herman Rapaport
Herman Rapaport is Reynolds Professor of English at Wake Forest University. He published The Literary Theory Toolkit (Wiley, 2011), and has also contributed chapters to several recent books published by Bloomsbury: Dead Theory, Desire in Ashes, and Performatives after Deconstruction.

Dorin Smith
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