Contributors to Volume 25, No. 1

Roland Boer

Apart from voyages by ship and cycling as far and as often as he can, Roland Boer is a research professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests include Marxism and religion, having recently published Criticism of Theology (Brill, 2010).

Kevin Floyd

Kevin Floyd is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, where he teaches courses on Marxism, queer studies, and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture. He is the author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (Minnesota 2009). Articles forthcoming include “How to Subsume Difference, or World Reduction in Delany,” in Mathias Nilges and Emilio Sauri, eds., The End of Literature?; “The Importance of Being Childish: Queer Utopians and Historical Contradiction,” in Cultural Logic; and “Masculinity Inside Out: The Biopolitical Lessons of Transgender and Intersex Studies,” in Stefan Horlacher, ed., Constructions of Masculinity (Palgrave).

Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. The author of numerous books, he was the recipient of the 2008 Holberg International Memorial Prize. His books include Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism; A Singular ModernityThe Modernist PapersArchaeologies of the FutureValences of the Dialectic; and The Hegel Variations. His Representing Capital: A Reading of Volume I is forthcoming.

Anna Kornbluh

Anna Kornbluh is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago where her research and teaching interests center on Victorian Literature and Critical Theory. She is the author of articles on George Eliot, cinema, and psychoanalysis, and is currently completing a book manuscript, Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form.

Nataša Kovačević

Nataša Kovačević teaches postcolonial literature at Eastern Michigan University. Her book Narrating Post/Communism: Colonial Discourse and Europe’s Borderline Civilization (Routledge 2008) investigates the role of anti-communist dissident literature in shaping Orientalist discourses about post/communist Eastern Europe. Recently her essays appeared in Modern Fiction Studies; LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory; Women and Performance; and several collections. Her current research explores neoimperial structures and discourses in the European Union, especially literary, filmic, and avant-garde art narratives that undermine traditional models of community based on identity politics as well as multicultural co-optations of postcolonial immigrants.

Madeleine Monson-Rosen

Madeleine Monson-Rosen is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she  studies the relationship of contemporary literature and technology. Her dissertation, Digital Humanity: Literature, Print Culture, and the Network, examines the ways in which literature responds to the rise of digital media.

Reiichi Muira

Reiichi Miura is Professor of English and American Literature at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He has translated works by Donald Barthelme, Walter Benn Michaels, and Edward Said, and co-edited anthologies on cultural identity, critical theory, and representations of the body in popular culture. His current project concerns the critique of biopolitics in the (neo-)liberal regime.

Alexei Penzin

A member of the group Chto Delat / What is to be done? (, Alexei Penzin is a researcher at Institute of Philosophy (Moscow). Penzin is a contributing author to journals on philosophy and the humanities published in Russia and internationally. His major fields of interest are contemporary interpretations of Marxist thought; Foucault; philosophical anthropology; post-Soviet studies; and relations of politics and aesthetics.

Paolo Virno

Paolo Virno teaches Philosophy at the University of Rome. Politically active during the 1970s in Potere Operaio, Virno is one of the most prominent names associated with operaismo and autonomist Marxism. His work focuses on the philosophy of language and in particular on the intersection between the philosophy of language and politics. He is the author of several books, including, in English, A Grammar of the MultitudeMultitude between Innovation and Negation; and, edited with Michael Hardt, Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics.