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Jonathan Basile is a Ph.D. student in Emory University's Comparative Literature program and the creator of an online universal library, His first book, Tar for Mortar: "The Library of Babel" and the Dream of Totality, has been published by punctum books. His academic writing on biodeconstruction and on irony has been published in the Oxford Literary Review, Critical Inquiry, Derrida Today, Variaciones Borges, Environmental Philosophy, and is forthcoming in Angelaki, Postmodern Culture and CR: The New Centennial Review. His para-academic writing has been published in The Paris Review Daily, Public Books, Berfrois, Guernica, and minor literature[s]. This work can be accessed at

Robert Briggs is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Creative Arts & Social Inquiry at Curtin University (Australia) and General Editor of international online journal Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy ( He is a contributor to Niall Lucy's A Dictionary of Postmodernism (2016) and to Derrida: The Key Concepts (ed. Claire Colebrook, 2015), and his writing on Derrida and cultural theory more generally has appeared in Angelaki, CTheory, Textual Practice, Environmental Ethics, and many other international journals of critical theory.

Keith Moser is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Mississippi State University. He is the author of five full-length book projects. His latest monograph is entitled, The Encyclopedic Philosophy of Michel Serres: Writing the Modern World and Anticipating the Future (2016). Moser has also contributed sixty-two essays to peer-reviewed publications representing many divergent fields, including French and Francophone studies, environmental ethics, ecocriticism, ecolinguistics, biosemiotics, social justice, popular culture, and Maghrebi/Harki literature.

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). [End Page 131]

Peter Poiana teaches French language and literature in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide (Australia). His most recent publications include the articles "Literality and Discursive Reframing in the Works of Nathalie Quintane," published in Symposium, and "Rethinking Beginnings as Subjective Loss in Narrative and the Theatre" in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. Research interests revolve around 20th-century literature and philosophy, with a recent focus on the study of modern and contemporary poetry, more precisely poetry's relation to philosophical thought and its connection with the body, technology, and performance.

Oli Stephano's research and teaching span Continental philosophy, environmental ethics, and feminist and queer theory, with special attention to questions of materiality, normativity, and becoming. His current book project develops an immanent ecological ethics drawn from Spinoza, based in how bodies affect one another's capacities and ability to persist.

Magdalena Zolkos is Humboldt Research Fellow at Goethe University in Frankfurt. She works in the areas of memory studies, cultural theory of trauma and witnessing, as well as post-humanist theory, including plant philosophy. Her articles have appeared in Angelaki, Contemporary Political Theory, Humanities and Textual Practice. She is the author of Reconciling Community and Subjective Life. Trauma Testimony as Political Theorizing in the Work of Jean Améry and Imre Kértesz (Continuum, 2010), and of Restitution and the Imaginary: Undoing, Repair and Return in Modernity (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming). She is also the co-editor, with Marguerite La Caze, of a volume Contemporary Perspectives on Vladimir Jankélévitch: On What Cannot Be Touched (Lexington, 2019), and, with Goerda Roelvink, of a special issue of Angelaki on affect theory and post-humanities (2015). [End Page 132]



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