From the Editors
Julie A. Carlson and Elisabeth Weber
Julie Carlson and Elisabeth Weber, editors. Speaking about Torture. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection? Julie Carlson (JC) and Elisabeth Weber (EW): This is the first book to take up the issue of torture from the array of approaches offered by the arts and humanities. In the post 9/11 era, our volume seeks to challenge the surprisingly widespread acceptance of state-sanctioned torture among Americans, ...Keep Reading »
Julie A. Carlson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley; In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women; guest editor of Domestic/Tragedy (South Atlantic Quarterly); and has written various articles on romantic drama and theater.
Elisabeth Weber is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Verfolgung und Trauma. Zu Emmanuel Levinas' Autrement qu'être ou au-delà de l'essence; the editor of Jüdisches Denken in Frankreich (1994, published in French as Questions au Judaïsme, 1996, and in English as Questioning Judaism, Stanford 2004), a collection of interviews with Jacques Derrida, Jean-François Lyotard, Emmanuel Levinas, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, and others; and the co-editor of Das Vergessen(e). Anamnesen des Undarstellbaren (1997), as well as the German translator of texts by Jacques Derrida, Emmanuel Levinas, and Félix Guattari.