Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, born in Würzburg (Germany) in 1948, is the Albert Guérard Professor of Literature in the Departments of Comparative Literature and French and Italian at Stanford University, and Professeur Associé in the Département de Littérature Comparée at the Université de Montréal. Forthcoming publications are The Powers of Philology (U of Illinois P) and the The Powers of Presence: What Resists Meaning (Stanford UP).
Michael Hames-García is Assistant Professor of English and of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is coeditor of Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (U of California P, 2000) and has just completed a book manuscript on prison intellectuals and legal theory, Crucibles of Freedom: Justice, Critical Race Theory, and Prison Praxis.
Andrew Norris received his PhD from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is now Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rajeev S. Patke was educated in Poona and at Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has published a book on Wallace Stevens (Cambridge UP, 1985), coedited Institutions and Cultures (Rodopi, 1996), and teaches at the National University of Singapore.
Paul K. Saint-Amour is Assistant Professor of English at Pomona College. His book The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination is forthcoming in 2003 from Cornell University Press.
Orrin N. C. Wang teaches English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory. [End Page 1]