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Robert Pfaller is professor of philosophy and cultural theory at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. Founding member of the Viennese psychoanalytic research group "stuzzicadenti". Amongst his publications are: The Pleasure Principle in Culture: Illusions without Owners (Verso, 2014), Zweite Welten und andere Lebenselixiere. (Fischer, 2012), Wofuer es sich zu leben lohnt. Elemente materialistischer Philosophie (Fischer, 2011).

Das schmutzige Heilige und die reine Vernunft. Symptome der Gegenwartskultur (Fischer, 2008).

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Professor for Phenomenology at the Free University of Berlin. Publications include: "Hegel's Rabble. An Investigation into Hegel's Philosophy of Right" (Continuum 2010), "For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism" (Northwestern UP 2015), "Abolishing Freedom: A Plea for A Contemporary Use of Fatalism" (Nebraska UP 2016).

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Rasmus Ugilt is a PhD in philosophy. He teaches philosophy at the Departement of Educational Philosophy and General Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. His publications include The Metaphysics of Terror (Bloomsbury, 2012), Giorgio Agamben: Political Philosophy (HEB, 2014) and several articles in scholarly journals and collective volumes on themes such as German idealism, psychoanalysis, political theology and philosophy of film. He is a member of the Danish philosophical collective Center for Wild Analysis.

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Tora Lane is a researcher in Russian Literature, specializing on Russian Modernism and Soviet Literature. She has published several articles on the poetry of Tsvetaeva, the prose of Andrei Platonov, and on aesthetic issues related to Soviet Literature. Recent publications include Dis-orientations. Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity (eds. with Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, RLI 2014), and forthcoming is Revolution och Existens (ed.), at Ersatz förlag 2017. Currently she is finishing a manuscript on the works of Andrei Platonov and his vision of the Russian Revolution, entitled Andrei Platonov: The Forgotten Dream of the Revolution, to be published at Lexington Books, 2017.

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Jodi Dean is the Harter Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She is the author of eight books, including The Communist Horizon (Verso, 2012) and Crowds and Party (Verso, 2016).

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Evert van der Zweerde is a professor of social and political philosophy at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. His research interests include democratic theory, civil society, ideology theory, and Russian (including Soviet) philosophy. His publications include Soviet Historiography of Philosophy (Istoriko-Filosofskaja Nauka, 1997) and the edited volumes Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus (with Alexander Agadjanian and Ansgar Jödicke) (Routledge, 2015), Futures of Democracy (with Bas Leijssenaar and Judith Martens) (Wild Raven, 2014), Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights (with Alfons Brüning) (Peeters, 2012), and Civil Society, Religion, and the Nation. Modernization in Intercultural Context: Russia, Japan, Turkey (with Gerrit Steunebrink) (Brill, 2004). He is currently writing a book on democratic theory.

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Valery Podoroga is the head of the Department of Analytic Anthropology at the Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). He is the author of a number of books and articles, including: Metaphysics of the Landscape (Russian. Nauka, 1993), Phenomenology of the Body (Russian. Ad Marginem, 1995), Mimesis. Materials in Аnalytic Аnthropology of Literature, Vol. 1 (Russian. Kulturnaia Revolutciia; Logos-altera, 2006), Mimesis. Materials in Analytic Anthropology of Literature, Vol. 2, Part 1 (Russian. Kulturnaia Revolutciia, 2011), Apology for the Political (Russian. HSE, 2010), Kairos, a Crucial Moment (Grundrisse Publishers, 2013).

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Serge Margel is a professor of philosophy at the University of Lausanne and at the Higher School of Art and Design, Geneva. He is the author of many books, the most recent ones being The Memory of the Present. St Augustine and the Temporal Economy of the Image (French. Hermann, 2015) and The Invention of the Body of Flesh. A Study of Religious Anthropology in Early Christianity (French. Cerf, 2016).

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Michaela Wünsch graduated from Humboldt University, Berlin and currently teaches media theory at the University of Vienna and the Academy of Fine Art, Braunschweig. She is an affiliated fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin with a research project on Science and Psychoanalysis, and is the president of the Psychoanalytic Library, Berlin, a space for Lacanian and Freudian psychoanalytic practice and theory. She published and edited volume on Lacan’s seminar on anxiety as the outcome of a workshop within the Circle of Lacanian Ideology Critique at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, where she has been a researcher.

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Ray Brassier is Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut. He is the author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction (Palgrave, 2007).

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Katarina Peović Vuković is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka, Croatia. She holds a BA and masters degree in comparative literature and MA and PhD of Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. She is the author of Media and culture: on the ideology of media after decentralization (Zagreb: Naklada Jesenski i Turk, 2014), concerning the paradox of the new media hegemony, and a relation of critical theory to new media sociality. She has written on the relationship of contemporary technology and philosophy for Crisis & Critique, Badiou Studies, Springer, John Benjamins Press, Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory and others. Currently, she is situated in Graz at the Center for Southeast European Studies as a visiting fellow.

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Slavoj Žižek is senior researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, co-director at the International Centre for Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London; founder and president of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana. He is the editor of the book series Shortcuts (with MIT Press), Wo es war (with Verso) and SIC (with Duke UP). He is the author of many books that have been translated into most of the major world languages (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian). The list of books includes: The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989), Tarrying with the Negative (1993), The Plague of Fantasies (1997), The Puppet and the Dwarf (2004), The Parallax View (2006), Less Than Nothing (2012), Absolute Recoil (2014).

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Aaron Schuster is the Head of the Theory Program at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. His The Trouble With Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis is published by MIT Press (2016).

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Keti Chukhrov is a ScD in philosophy, an associate professor at the Department of Art History at the Russian State University for the Humanities, visiting professor at the European Univerisity at Saint Petersburg. Chukhrov has authored numerous texts on art theory, culture, politics, and philosophy. Her postdoctoral dissertation dealt with the anthropology and ontology of performativity. Her full-length books include: To Be—To Perform. ‘Theatre’ in Philosophic Critique of Art (Spb: European Un-ty, 2011), and Pound &£ (Logos, 1999). Her present research interests and publications deal with two themes: the impact of socialist economy on the ethical and aesthetic epistemes of historical socialism, and art as edifice and institute of contemporaneity.

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Mladen Dolar is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. His principal areas of research are psychoanalysis, modern French philosophy, German idealism and philosophy of music. He has lectured extensively at universities in USA and across Europe, he is the author of over hundred papers in scholarly journals and collective volumes. Apart from a dozen books in Slovene his book publications include most notably A Voice and Nothing More (MIT 2006, translated into six languages) and Opera’s Second Death (with Slavoj Žižek, Routledge 2001, also translated into a number of languages). Two new English books are forthcoming with Duke UP and Verso. He is one of the founding members of what has become known as “the Ljubljana Lacanian School.”

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Sanna Tirkkonen works at the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her dissertation project on philosophy deals with the intersections of Foucault’s ethics and arts of governing. Her main research interests are in continental political thought, social and moral philosophy, and Foucault studies. Her recent and forthcoming publications deal with Foucault’s ethics and politics, exclusion, philosophy of love, and recognition. She is the president of the Association for Women and Feminist Philosophers in Finland.

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Jouni Tilli is a member of Postwar Studies Research Group at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä. He has published articles on clerical nationalism, war rhetoric, history politics, and Burkean rhetoric. He has also published, Suomen pyhä sota (Finland’s Holy War), which won the Christian Book of the Year 2014 Award.

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Tamara Prosic is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Religious Studies within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, Australia. She is interested in political theologies, in particular the theology of Orthodox Christianity and the ways it intersects with classical Marxism and modern Marxist theories. She is currently working on a research project involving Russian revolution and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

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Lars T. Lih lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, but writes on Russian and socialist history on his own time. His publications include Bread and Authority in Russia, 1914–1921 (1990) Lenin Rediscovered (2006) and Lenin (2011). At present, he is engaged in research on Bolshevik politics in 1917. He has also published many articles on Russian and socialist history and is now working on a study of the Bolshevik revolution.

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Niko Huttunen is Associate Professor in New Testament Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. His main interests are the relationship between early Christianity and ancient

philosophy, the reception history of the Bible, and Christians in ancient society. Among many publications, the main one is Paul and Epictetus on Law (2009).  Huttunen is currently preparing a study on the early Christians in the Roman Empire. He is a member of the Centre of Excellence Reason and Religious Recognition (Academy of Finland).

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