Donald L. Anderson is Lecturer in English at Western Washington University and teaches courses on writing and perverse literature. He has written on contemporary French philosophy, experimental music, and Italian horror cinema. He divides his time between academia and playing guitar for the post-black metal band Agalloch. His interests include schizoanalysis, genuine death in film, Woody Allen, and collecting obscure Italian progressive rock from the 70s.
Hanjo Berressem teaches American Literature and Culture at the University of Cologne (Germany). He has published books on Thomas Pynchon (Pynchon's Poetics: Interfacing Theory and Text. University of Illinois Press, 1992), and on Witold Gombrowicz (Lines of Desire: Reading Gombrowicz's Fiction with Lacan. Northwestern University Press). His articles are situated in the fields of poststructuralism, contemporary American fiction, media studies and the interfaces of art and science.
Rosi Braidotti is currently Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, London. She is the author of several books and articles on contemporary continental philosophy and gender theory, including Metamorphoses (Polity Press, 2002) and Nomadic Subjects (Columbia University Press, 1994). Her latest publication is Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics (Polity Press, 2006).
Jeffrey J. Cohen is professor of English at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He recently explored the Deleuzian Middle Ages in Medieval Identity Machines. His book Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.
Theresa L. Geller is a Doctoral Candidate in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. She is currently completing her dissertation, "Cinema in the Present Tense: Film Theory Beyond Representation." A chapter of her dissertation is forthcoming in the anthology Gender After Lyotard. Her article, "Queering Hollywood's Tough Chick: The Subversions of Sex, Race, and Nation in The Long Kiss Goodnight and The Matrix" was recently published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies. She has an entry in Senses of Cinema on Dorothy Arzner, and has two essays due out this year on the work and life of avant-garde filmmaker, Maya Deren. Her work on East Asian cinema and film theory is to be published in several forthcoming critical anthologies. Her research interests include continental theory, philosophy of aesthetics, materialities of communication, and popular culture.
Gary Genosko is Canada Research Chair in Technoculture at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. He has
published and edited a number of books on Félix Guattari.
Paul Hurley is a Cardiff-based interdisciplinary artist who, since 2002, has been developing a series of queer 'becomings-animal' (performances, videos and durational actions) for galleries, performance spaces and festivals internationally. His work has featured in academic and visual art publications and he is a founder member of Hotel Antelope, a Wales-based organisation curating international artists' residencies and exchanges. Paul has recently begun a collaborative PhD at Bristol University and Arnolfini gallery, where his research interests include the notion of becoming-animal, queer theory, body-based performance and an ongoing confusion over the nature of love.
Patricia MacCormack is senior lecturer in Communication and Film at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her PhD was awarded the Mollie Holman doctorate medal for best thesis. She has published on perversion, Continental philosophy, feminism and Italian horror film. Her most recent work is on Cinesexuality, masochism, necrophilia and Becoming-Monster in Alternative Europe, Women: A Cultural Review, Thirdspace, Body and Society and Theory Culture and Society. She is currently writing on Blanchot, Bataille and Cinecstasy.
Kitty Millet, as Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, works primarily with international traditions of Jewish writing. She has published on German and Italian winemaking in post-Holocaust Europe, indigenous women's narratives in Latin America, modern German Jewish writers, as well as queer identity in Deleuze. Her most recent publications are "Tikkun Olam, the Jewish Detective and Redemption"(Transversalites) and "An Old Family Narrative: Gender and Testimonio" (forthcoming). She is currently working on a book that deals with Holocaust literatures and the Aristotelian concept of anagnorisis.
Amber Musser is a graduate student in History of Science at Harvard University. She is currently working on a dissertation which traces the shift in ideas of masochism from clinical tradition to philosophical trope.
Michael O'Rourke is Faculty of Arts Fellow in the School of English and Drama at University College Dublin in Ireland, where he is completing a PhD thesis entitled "A Passion for the Impossible: Waiting for the Queer Theory to-come". He is the editor (with Noreen Giffney) of Critical InQueery: A Reader and (with David Collings) a special issue of Romanticism on the Net on "Queer Romanticisms" (2005). He has edited two books with Katherine O'Donnell: Love, Sex, Intimacy and Friendship Between Men, 1550-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and Queer Masculinities, 1550-1800: Siting Same-Sex Desire in the Early Modern World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). He co-edits (with Noreen Giffney and Myra Hird) Queeries: An International Journal of Queer Studies, and is series editor (with Noreen Giffney) of the Queer Interventions book series with Ashgate Press. His articles have appeared or will appear in Rhizomes, Medieval Feminist Forum, The History Review, Feminism and Psychology, The OSCHOLARS, Irish University Review, SCOLAG, Romanticism on the Net, South Atlantic Review, Sixteenth Century Journal, Sexualities and The Journal of Lesbian Studies.
Janet Price has been writing about disability, feminism and the body for over a decade, drawing in part upon her response to developing multiple sclerosis, a variable and unpredictable cause of disability. She has written articles and co-edited 2 books, Vital Signs: Feminst reconfigurations of the bio/logical body (Edinburgh University Press) and Feminist Theory and The Body: A Reader (Edinburgh University Press), together with Margrit Shildrick, the co-authoring part of a practical, political and theoretical investigation of the boundaries of bodies. Her writing is combined with occasional teaching and she also maintains ongoing links to Indian feminist organisations and groups working on sexuality, relationships that have been developed over the past 25 years. She is actively involved with a disabled people's arts forum in Liverpool, UK that campaigns for the inclusion of disabled people in the production and appreciation of the arts. She lives in Liverpool with her partner where she gardens whenever possible.
Todd R. Ramlow is adjunct professor of Women's Studies and English at The George Washington University. His recent publications have appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies and MELUS. His current research focuses on the intersections of queer theory and disability studies in popular culture and film. He is associate film and television editor and regular contributor on both to PopMatters.com.
Teresa Rizzo is a Lecturer in the Centre for Research and Screen Studies at the Australian Film, Television and Radion School. Her doctoral thesis was on Deleuze and feminist film theory. She also has interests in the modern horror genre and the pay TV industry in Australia. Teresa has worked in the film and television industry as a director/producer for the last 15 years.
Craig Saper, Professor of Texts and Technology in the English Department, author of Networked Art (2001) and Artificial Mythologies (1997) has recent publications in the anthology At A Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet and a number of journals including Reconstruction and HyperRhiz. He is co-Director of the http://www.folkvine.org project.
Julia Shaw is a student in the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University. She has an M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University where she completed a thesis on child sexuality and same-sex desire in American literature.
Margrit Shildrick is currently Reader in Gender Studies at Queen's University Belfast. Her research interests lie in postmodern feminist and cultural theory, bioethics, body theory and increasingly in critical disability studies. She has published extensively in those areas, and her last books were Embodying the Monster: Encounters with the Vulnerable Self (2002, Sage), and Ethics of the Body (MIT Press, 2005) with Roxanne Mykitiuk. Recent articles include work on Derrida, Foucault, Lacan, and Deleuze in relation to disability.
Mikko Tuhkanen is Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University (U.S.A.). He has published essays or has them forthcoming in Diacritics, American Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, American Studies, and elsewhere.
David Vilaseca is Professor of Hispanic Studies and Critical Theory at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published in the areas of modern gay Spanish and Catalan literature, autobiography, psychoanalysis, queer studies and critical theory. He has recently published Hindsight and the Real: Subjectivity in Gay Hispanic Autobiography (Bern: Peter Lang, 2003). His other publications include: 'Antigone in Hyde Park: Antonio Roig and the Ethics of the Event', in Robert Archer, Valdi Astvaldsson, Stephen Boyd & Michael Thompson (eds.) Antes y después del Quijote: en el cincuentenario de la Asociación de Hispanistas de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda (València: Biblioteca Valenciana, 2005), and 'Of Rats and Men: The Homosexual's Becoming-Animal in Antonio Roig's Todos los parques no son un paraíso,' in Hispanic Research Journal (Forthcoming, 2006).