Volume One, No. 2 | June 2000
j_spot online edition ISSN 1481 8 5842
Caitlin Fisher is a member of the j_spot
collective. She recently completed her PhD in Social and Political Thought
at York University in the area of feminist hypertextual theory and practice
and will begin teaching in Fine Arts, Cultural Studies at York University
in September 2000.
John S. Howard is a Dean's Scholar in
the School of Law at Saint Louis University. He holds a Master
of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from Saint
Louis University. Recent publications include Subjectivity and
Space: Deleuze and Guattari's BwO in the New World Order, in Kevin Jon
Heller and Eleanor Kaufman, eds., Deleuze and Guattari: New Mappings
in Politics, Philosophy, and Culture. (Minneapolis: University of
Minnesota Press, 1998), and "Theory Against Itself: New Historicism's
Return to Practice" in Jeffrey Williams, ed., PC Wars: Politics
and Theory in the Academy, (New York: Routledge, 1995). He
is a regular contributor to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and has
written a number of essays and articles on Romantic theory and poetry,
including a book-length study entitled Romantic Dialectics and the
Politics of the Subject, currently under consideration for publication.
The focus of his scholarly work has recently shifted from literary theory
to legal theory. In the summer of 2000 he will join the firm of
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal as a commercial litigator. His article,
"Left Out: Politics and Postmodern
Hermeneutics," appears in Vol. I., no. 2.
Anh Hua is a PhD candidate in the Graduate
Programme of History. His area of research includes cultural
production, race, the body and imperialism. He has published an essay
and a fictional piece in the Canadian Studies. His article, "Primitive Spectacle in Black
appears in Vol. I, no. 2.
Chris McCutcheon is a graduate student
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought and a candidate
for the Graduate Diploma in German & European Studies at York University.
His work geminerally broaches the tensions between politics and ethics
and their banes: representation, aesthetics, poetics, mimesis.
He is currently working on questions of subjectivity and violence in
the work of Levinas and Freud. His article, "Adorno
and the Muse of the Dialectic (a fable) ," appears in Vol. I, no.
2. He is one of the founding editors of j_spot:
the Journal of Social and Political Thought.
Wendy K. Olsen, is a Senior Lecturer in
Quantitative Development Economics and Lecturer
in Quantitative Development Economics, Development and Planning Project
Centre, with a secondment to Graduate School as a Lecturer in Research
Methods, at the University of Bradford, England. She holds a D.Phil.
from Oxford. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester
and has taught at the University of Lancaster. Her publications include
The Limits to Conditionality: Grassroots Evidence from Rural India,
Oxford University Press, 2000, and Rural Indian Social Relations,
Oxford University Press, 1996. She is currently preparing a book called
Statistics for Skeptics. Her article, "Contract
Labour and Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, India," co-authored with R.V.
RamanaMurthy (see below), appears in Vol. I. no. 2. Her WebPages are
Michael K. Palamarek is a doctoral candidate
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought and in the
Graduate Diploma in German and European Studies Programme, both at York
University, Toronto, Canada. His work focuses on the interconnections
between language and labour in contemporary critical social thought,
especially that of the early and later Frankfurt School. He is currently
preparing a project comparing the relation between language and labour
in the work of Theodor Adorno and Mikhail Bakhtin, and is one of the
founding editors of j_spot: the Journal of Social and Political
Thought. For further information, please consult http://www.student.yorku.ca/~mikashy/index.htm.
R.V. RamanaMurthy, Assistant Professor,
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. His article, "Contract Labour and Bondage
in Andhra Pradesh, India," co-authored with Wendy K. Olsen (see
above), appears in Vol. I. no. 2.
Jasmine Rault is a doctoral candidate
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought at York
University. She completed the Master's programme in Women's Studies
at York last year. Her article, " Grotesque Performativity: Orlan
and The Limits of Materialization," appears in Vol. I, no. 2.
M. Michael Schiff, along with Caitlin
Fisher, founded the graduate programme website, SPoT,
in late 1997, from which j_spot
the Journal of Social and Political Thought devolved, and he was
a grand panjandrum in the production and deliverance of the first 3
issues. He is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Programme in Social
& Political Thought at York University. His research is in the areas
and intersections of feminist theory, abjection, nations, sex and gender
studies, intersexuality, and the arts and the senses, and invariably
involves the work of Julia Kristeva and Mikhail Bakhtin. Publications
include various proceedings from the several conferences at which he
presents each term. The URL for his c.v. is available on request. His
introduction to j_spot Vol. I, no. 2, is "'Weblish' or Perish, or, 'I Touch Myself': Reflections on j_spot the
Journal of Social and Political Thought."
Jon Short is a second-year Ph.D. candidate
in the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought, York University.
He holds a B.A. and M.A. in
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