Dora Apel is Assistant Professor of Art History; W. Hawkins Ferry Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Criticism. She has published important articles on visual imagery in the Weimar Republic in The Art Bulletin and New German Critique. Her current critical study of Holocaust imagery in American culture has been the focus of recent lectures at the Detroit Institute of Art, the University of Michigan and elsewhere and is the basis of her book, Memory Effects: Contemporary Art after Auschwitz, which she is completing with the support of a U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities Grant.
Eugene O'Brien is head of the English Department at Mary Immaculate College,
University of Limerick, Ireland. He is editor of three series of books on
Irish Studies, two with Mellen press, New York, and one with Oak Tree
Press, Dublin. His next book dealing with the epistemology of Irish nationalism
is forthcoming, and another, on Seamus Heaney, will be published in February
Victor Grauer is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, composer and theoretician
of the arts based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His works have been
presented at the New York Film Festival, the Kitchen, Carnegie Institute,
the Albright-Knox Museum, Hallwalls, the Mattress Factory, the Centers for
Contemporary Arts of Dayton, Santa Fe, Cincinnati, etc. His writings have
appeared in Field of Vision, The Downtown Review, Semiotica, Music
Theory Online, and Art Criticism.
Paul Hegarty is Associate Professor at University College, Cork, Ireland, where he has taught in the French Department since 1996, specializing in 20th Century thought and visual culture. He is also involved with the new art history program and has taught in the schools of architecture and critical theory at the University of Nottingham, England. He has published articles and a book on Georges Bataille, and other articles on performance art, architecture and conceptual art. He is currently working on a book on Agamben and another book on Bataille.
Catherine Liu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. Her volume Copying Machines: Taking Notes for the Automaton was published in 2000 by University of Minnesota Press. She is currently working on a book titled Stars and Superstars on superstition, the structure of psychosis, and mass media that deals with the New Age and the persistence of religious belief under the conditions of modernity and post-modernity. Liu also writes fiction, publishing Oriental Girls Desire Romance with Kaya Press (NYC) in 1997. Her second novel, Suicide of an Assistant Professor will be published by The Other Press.
Tracey McNulty is Assistant Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. She has published essays on Jacques Lacan, Pierre Klossowski, and the Hebrew Bible and is currently completing a manuscript entitled The Hostess, My Neighbor, on hospitality and the critique of metaphysics.
Jean-Michel Rabaté has been Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania since 1992. He has published over fifteen books including volumes on Samuel Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, psychoanalysis and literary theory. His most recent books are The Ghosts of Modernity, (University of Florida Press, 1996), Joyce and the Politics of Egoism (Cambridge UP, 2001) and Jacques Lacan and Literature (Palgrave, 2001). He has recently edited two collections of essays, Writing the Image after Roland Barthes, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997) and Jacques Lacan in America (The Other Press, Fall 2000). Forthcoming are The Cambridge Companion to Jacques Lacan (2002) and The Future of Theory (Blackwell, 2002).
Laurence A. Rickels
Laurence A. Rickels is Professor of Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies and University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his ten books and edited volumes are The Vampire Lectures (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), Acting Out In Groups (Univesity of Minnesota Press, 1999), and The Case of California (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991).
Steven Schneider is a graduate student in Philosophy at Harvard University and also New York University's Department of Cinema Studies. He is currently completing two books: Designing Fear: An Aesthetics of Cinematic Horror (Routledge, forthcoming 2003) and An Auteur on Elm Street: The Cinema of Wes Craven (London: Wallflower Press/ Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2003); and several edited volumes including Freudıs Worst Nightmares: Psychoanalysis and the Horror Film and Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror (Scarecrow Press, 2003). He has recent joined the Other Voices editorial collection as a Contributing Editor.
Louis-Georges Schwartz teaches contemporary American cinema and film theory at the University of Iowa. His work to date has concentrated on the use of film and video in United States courts. Previously, he taught at San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and University of California, Santa Cruz.
Jimmy Dean Smith
Jimmy Dean Smith is Associate Professor of English and Communications at
Union College in Kentucky. He is a contributing editor for PopPolitics and
a member of the advisory board for The Journal of Mundane Behavior.
Derek Stanovsky is a Lecturer the Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University. His teaching and research interests include feminist theory and contemporary continental philosophy. He has published articles in the National Women's Studies Association Journal, Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies and Feminist Teacher.
Rei Terada is Associate Professor of English and Comparative
literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the
author of Feeling in Theory: Emotion after the "Death of the
Subject," (Harvard, 2001).
Robert Walker is Head of the School of Music and Music Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research covers several fields: musical acoustics, particularly the singing-voice; auditory-visual perception involving notations for sounds; aesthetic and cultural issues; and pedagogy in these fields. He has published over 80 research papers in various journals including Psychology of Music, Perception and Psychophysics, British Journal of Voice, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Aesthetic Education. He is also author of five books and six book chapters.
Jörg Waltje is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Director of the Language Resource Center at Ohio University, Athens. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado for his dissertation entitled "Vampires, Genre, and the Compulsion to Repeat." His literary research still focuses on popular culture and the theme of horror in fiction and film, but with his new position his academic interests have also branched out into the emerging field of instructional technology and CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning).
Slavoj Zizek is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His many books include The Sublime Object of Ideology, Tarrying with the Negative, The Ticklish Subject, and most recently, The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why the Christian Legacy is Worth Fighting For.
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