"life has become the ideology of its own absence" -- §121
S.D. Chrostowska is Professor of twentieth-century intellectual history in the Department of Humanities and the Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought at York University, Canada.
She is the author of Matches: A Light Book (punctum, 2015), Permission (Dalkey Archive Press, 2013), and Literature on Trial (University of Toronto Press, 2012), as well as coeditor of Political Uses of Utopia: New Marxist, Anarchist, and Radical Democratic Perspectives (Columbia University Press, 2017). A French translation of Matches, with a foreword by Alexander Kluge, was published by Belles Lettres/Klincksieck in 2019, followed by an expanded English edition. Prof. Chrostowska’s essays/fiction have appeared in BOMB, The Believer, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, The Hedgehog Review, among other venues. She has contributed articles to Diacritics, New German Critique, Public Culture, New Literary History, SubStance, Boundary 2, and elsewhere.
Andrea Dara Cooper is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She works at the intersection of Jewish thought, cultural theory, and continental philosophy, emphasizing connections between religious studies and critical theory. Her book, Reading Beyond the Fratriarchy in Modern Jewish Thought, is under contract with Indiana University Press. The book brings readers into conversation with the twentieth-century Jewish philosophical canon through a critical gendered reading of key works in the field, showing how kinship becomes an organizing metaphor for ethical and communal relationships. Her next research project examines post-Shoah ethics, animality, and narratives of sacrifice. At UNC, her courses include “Introduction to Jewish Studies,” “Post-Holocaust Ethics and Theology,” “The Sacrifice of Abraham,” and “Human Animals in Religion and Ethics.”
Jakob Norberg is an Associate Professor of Germanic Languages at Duke.
He is the author of Sociability and Its Enemies: German Political Thought After 1945 (Northwestern UP, 2014), and articles in journals such as Cultural Critique, New German Critique, Telos, Textual Practice. Publications on Adorno include “Adorno’s Advice: Minima Moralia and the Critique of Liberalism” (PMLA) and “Adorno and Postwar German Society” (The Blackwell Companion to Adorno). A book on literary studies and nationalism, The Philologist King, is in preparation.