Stanley Corngold is an associate professor of German at Princeton. He has published a translation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, a study of that work called The Commentators’ Despair, and other essays on Kafka, as well as on Rousseau, Thomas Mann, Musil, Kosinski, and Tarn.
Frances C. Ferguson is an assistant professor of English at The John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her work deals primarily with the Romantic period; her book Wordsworth: Language as Counter-Spirit will appear later this year.
Michael Gelven is an associate professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University. While on a Fulbright Fellowship he studied at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, where he wrote his dissertation on the fundamental ontology of Martin Heidegger. He has published two books, A Commentary on Heidegger’s “Being and Time ” and Winter, Friendship and Guilt: the Sources of Self-Inquiry. Having completed his third book, Eros and Tragedy, he is now working on a book on dialectic.
Marjorie Grene, the well-known philosopher, is the author of a number of important pioneering critical studies of existentialism and phenomenology. She is now teaching at the University of California at Davis. Her recent books include Spinoza, Sartre, and The Understanding of Nature: Essays in the Philosophy of Biology.
Karsten Harries is a professor of philosophy at Yale University. The present essay is part of an ongoing attempt to determine the essence of the modern, especially of modern art and poetry. He has also published “Das befreite Nichts,” in Durchblicke. Martin Heidegger zum 80. Geburtstag, and “Hegel on the Future of Art,” in The Review of Metaphysics.
Albert Hofstadter is the author of Agony and Epitaph: Man, his Art, and his Poetry and Truth and Art and co-editor of Philosophies of Art and Beauty. His widely used translation, with an introduction, of several of Heidegger’s seminal essays concerning literature and the arts appeared in 1971 as Poetry, Language, Thought. His recent study “Ownness and Identity: Re-Thinking Hegel” in The Review of Metaphysics (June 1975) will be of particular interest to readers of “Enownment.” Mr. Hofstadter is now a professor of humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
David Couzens Hoy is an associate professor of philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University. In addition to articles dealing with Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, he has written a book, The Critical Circle, on hermeneutical philosophy and literary criticism.
David Farrell Krell has translated Martin Heidegger’s Early Greek Thinking with Frank A. Capuzzi. He is also translating Heidegger’s two-volume study of Nietzsche. He is currently pursuing post-doctoral studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität-im-Breisgau.
Donald G. Marshall is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where he teaches courses in critical theory. He is currently interested in Heidegger, Marxism, theory of narrative, and the problems of literary history and literature’s historical context.
Richard E. Palmer, author of Hermeneutics, is presently at work on a book that relates philosophical hermeneutics to the development of a postmodern interpretive self-awareness. He is a professor of comparative literature and philosophy at MacMurray College in Illinois.
Joseph Riddel is a professor of English at UCLA. He has published studies on the poetry and poetics of Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and C. Day Lewis, and more than thirty essays in major periodicals. He currently holds a Guggenheim Fellowship for the study of American poetics from Poe to postmodernism.
Alvin H. Rosenfeld is director of Jewish Studies and professor of English at Indiana University. He is a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review, editor of Collected Poems of John Wheelwright, and co-editor of Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel. He is author of a forthcoming large-scale study of Holocaust literature.
Reiner Schürmann is an associate professor of philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York. His recent books include Meister Eckhart: Mystic and Philosopher and Les Origines. He has published numerous articles on phenomenology, Eastern and medieval Western mysticism, the theory of symbols, Meister Eckhart, and Heidegger in European and American journals.
Armand Schwerner has published several volumes of poetry: The Tablets I-XV, The Tablets XVI-XVIII, and The Bacchae Sonnets.
William V. Spanos is a professor of English and comparative literature at SUNY-Binghamton and co-editor of boundary 2. His article is a part of his forthcoming book on hermeneutics.
Gerry Stahl explored the Heideggerian tradition in Heidelberg and twentieth-century Marxist thought in Frankfurt. His interest in postmodern music was sparked by Adorno’s social aesthetics. He currently works as a computer systems-programmer/analyst at Temple University.