Jean-Francois Lyotard is professor of philosophy at the University of Paris at Vinecennes. He is best known for his studies of aesthetics and of the psycho-political dimensions of discourses. Among his books are Discours, figure and Economie Libidinale.
Fredric Jameson is professor of French Literature and history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Translators Geoff Bennington and Brain Massuni are, respectively, lecturer in French at the University of Sussex and candidate for a Ph.D. in French at Yale University. Bennington is an editor of The Oxford Literary Review and has contributed essays and reviews to that journal and to Diacritics, Poetique, and French Studies.