- Notes on Contributors
FRIDA BECKMAN is Professor of Literature at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden. In addition to articles on literature and cinema, she has published the monographs Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality (2013) and Culture Control Critique: Allegories of Reading the Present (2016), the critical biography Gilles Deleuze (2017), and the edited collections Deleuze and Sex (2011) and Control Culture: Discipline after Foucault and Deleuze (2018). She is currently working on a research project on paranoia and U.S. fiction and theory after 1950s.
CAROL MASTRANGELO BOVÉ is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor Emerita in French, Westminster College, PA. She has published Language and Politics in Kristeva: Literature, Art, Therapy and many articles on 20th and 21st century literature, film, and literary translation. She has also translated books and articles on psychoanalytic theory and criticism, including Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva. Her new book, Kristeva in America, is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan.
CHRISTOPHER BREU is Professor of English at Illinois State University where he teaches classes in critical and cultural theory, modern and contemporary literature, popular culture, and gender and sexuality. He is the author of Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics (2014) and Hard-Boiled Masculinities (2005), and co-editor of Noir Affect (2020).
ROBERT L. CASERIO, Professor Emeritus of English, Comparative Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to British Fiction, 1900-1950 (2019) and of two other books about the history of the novel form. He is the coeditor, with Clement Hawes, of The Cambridge History of the English Novel (2012), and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel (2009). He is editing a new edition of Wyndham Lewis' The Lion and the Fox (1927) for Oxford UP.
ANDREW CULP is Professor of Media History and Theory in the MA in Aesthetics and Politics program and the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. His Dark Deleuze (2016) proposes a revolutionary new interpretation of Deleuze meant to resist the compulsory happiness, decentralized control, and 24/7 always-on culture of our digital age. Recent work of his has appeared in Stasis, ArtLeaks, Alienocene: Journal of the First Outernational, Lateral, and Society and Space.
QIN DAN is a retired Associate Professor of English at Sichuan University.
JEFFREY R. DI LEO is Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is founder and editor of symplokē, and Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange and its Winter Theory Institute. His recent books include Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory (2019), The End of American Literature: Essays from the Late Age of Print (2019), Biotheory: Life and Death under Capitalism (2020, with Peter Hitchcock), Philosophy as World Literature (2020), What's Wrong with Antitheory? (2020), and Vinyl Theory (2020). His forthcoming book is Catastrophe and Education: Neoliberalism, Theory, and the Future of the Humanities.
JAMES DUTTON teaches at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. His research spans the topics of modernist literature, deconstructive and broadly "poststructuralist" philosophy, the politics of labour and extinction studies. His essays have appeared, or are due to appear, in journals such as Textual Practice, Angelaki, Paragraph, and SubStance. He is currently working on a project concerning the materiality of allegory and individuation.
BRAD EVANS is Professor of Political Violence and Aesthetics at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. The author of many books on violence, he is also the editor for histories of violence section with Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest books include, The Quarantine Files (2020), The Atrocity Exhibition (2019), and Violence: Humans in Dark Times (2018, with Natasha Lennard).
JANE GALLOP is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has published more than a hundred articles and ten books, including Around 1981: Academic Feminist Literary Theory, The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time, and, most recently, Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus.
RANJAN GHOSH teaches at the Department...