John Sturrock is a former literary journalist, sometime deputy editor of the TLS, and a journalist on the London Review of Books. Jean-Michel Rabat teaches in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania and was a student of Helene Cixous and of Jacques Derrida at the Ecole Normale Superieure. He is signed to write our Manifesto on The Future of Theory. He has written a thesis on Joyce, Pound and Hermann Broch. He has published books on Pound (Language, Sexuality and Ideology in the Cantos), on Joyce (Authorized Reader; Joyce Upon the Void), on Beckett (Beckett avant Beckett), on Thomas Bernhard (Thomas Bernhard) and on a variety of problems connected with critical theory and the aesthetics of modernism (La Beaut' AmSre, La Penultieme est morte, published in English as Ghosts of Modernity.) He is also a Director for the College International de Philosophic (Paris). He is currently editing the proceedings of a Roland Barthes Conference at U Penn. For twelve years he was a Professor of English Literature in Dijon, and he has also taught in Paris, and in Montreal.