Robert Harvey is Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he chairs the Department
of Cultural Analysis and Theory. He has written extensively on Jean-François Lyotard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras,
Marcel Duchamp, and Michel Deguy and has translated Lyotard, Deguy, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Paul Ricœur. His
most recent books are Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics, Les Écrits de Marguerite Duras,
and De l’exception à la règle. Harvey is a major co-editor of the prestigious Pléiade edition of the complete works
of Marguerite Duras. He served as Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris (2001–2007).
Nganang, writer and scholar, is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Theory at the State University of New York at
Stony Brook. Nganang has published collections of poetry: elobi and L’apologie du vandale; novels: La Saison
des prunes, Temps de chien, and La Joie de vivre, which constitute a cycle depicting city life, Mont plaisant
and La Saison des prunes, a cycle about wars from a Cameroonian point of view; and short novellas: L’Invention du
beau regard and La Chanson du joggeur. His publications also include three collections of essays: La Principe
dissident, Manifeste d’une nouvelle littérature africaine: Pour une écriture preemptive and Contre Biya: Procès d’un
tyran. In addition, his columns appear regularly in Cameroonian and international newspapers such as Jeune Afrique
and Le Monde. His novel Mont plaisant is scheduled to appear in English.