Visiting Speakers

Jerome McGann

John Stewart Bryan Professor of English
University of Virginia

Jerome John McGann is an American academic and textual scholar whose work focuses on the history of literature and culture from the late eighteenth-century to the present. McGann is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received honorary doctoral degrees from University of Chicago (1996) and University of Athens (2009).

Alex Melamid


An artist born a long time ago in Moscow, Russia who is still alive and living in New York City.

Joshua L. Miller

Associate Professor of English
University of Michigan

Joshua L. Miller is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism (Oxford, 2011), editor of the Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel (Cambridge, forthcoming), and co-editor of The Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).

Philippe Mioche

University Professor
University of Aix-Marseille,

Philippe Mioche is University Professor at University of Aix-Marseille, with a discipline in contemporary history. He is also Program Director of the Master in European Studies from the University of Provence. Philippe Mioche holds the Jean Monnet History of European Integration Chair and teaches at the Institute of Political Aix-en-Provence studies and leads a research group entitled "Effects of Europe" in the Mediterranean House of Human Sciences (UMR TELEMME).

Warren Montag

Brown Family Professor in Literature, English and Comparative Literary Studies
Occidental College

Warren Montag is Brown Family Professor in Literature, English and Comparative Literary Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He is known primarily for his work on twentieth-century French theory, especially Althusser and his circle, as well as his studies of the philosopher Spinoza.

Samuel Moyn

Professor of Law
Harvard University

Samuel Moyn is professor of law and history at Harvard University. He earned a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2001.

Luis Negrón


Lius Negrón was born in the city of Guayama, Puerto Rico, in 1970. He studied journalism and has written film reviews for major Puerto Rican periodicals including Claridad and El Poeta. He has worked extensively in the queer arts community in Puerto Rico, including a founding role in Producciones Mano Santa, which has sponsored cultural and artistic productions over the last ten years. Negrón co-edited Los Otros Cuerpos, an anthology of queer writing from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora.

Frédéric Neyrat

Lecturer in Comparative Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frédéric Neyrat is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Neyrat is a member of the editorial board of the journal Multitudes and the author of several books. Atopies, his last book, offers a new existentialism regenerating the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates (