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Kirsten Lodge
Ph.D. Columbia University (2006)

Kirsten Lodge has published numerous books, including: Translating the Early Poetry of Velimir KhlebnikovThe Dedalus Book of Russian Decadence; and Solitude, Vanity, Night: An Anthology of Czech Decadent Poetry.  Most recently, she has published a new translation of Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground (2014) with primary contextual materials, and her translation of the Czech Decadent novel A Gothic Soul (2015). She is now working on an academic edition of selected stories by Leo Tolstoy, with new translations, an introduction, and primary contextual materials. Her current research is on Russian and Czech Decadence in the European context (late Romantic and early Modernist art and literature). She has published articles on Russian and Czech Decadence and Symbolism, Czech Romanticism, Russian Futurism, Anton Chekhov, and Nikolai Gogol.  In addition, she has translated Czech literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, Russian poetry, and Czech literary scholarship. She lived and studied in Europe for ten years and taught at Columbia University, Drew University (NJ), Montclair State University (NJ), the University of Lüneberg (Germany), and the School for International Training (Prague). 

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Tyler M. Williams
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo (2016)

Dr. Williams’s research interests include deconstruction; critical theory; 20th and 21st century literature; literary theory; contemporary French philosophy; structures of violence and nonviolence; race and racism; trauma and testimony; film. He is particularly interested in how literature helps navigate and complicate political philosophies of identity. He is currently working on two interrelated book-length projects. One articulates the “racial epistemology” of James Baldwin and the other develops a critique of the political concept of tradition. In addition to these projects, Dr. Williams is the co-translator of The Vocation of Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence by Marc Crépon (SUNY Press, 2018), which was awarded a Hemingway Grant by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and is currently co-translating two other books from French into English, both of which involve philosophies of violence and the possibility of nonviolent resistance. His recent articles and reviews have appeared in publications including diacritics, CR: The New Centennial Review, boundary2, and theory@buffalo.

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