Drew Daniel (Johns Hopkins University), A Burden Heavier Than the Earth: Paradise Lost and Suicide Prevention
Drew Daniel is Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books: The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance (Fordham University Press) and 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Continuum), in addition to numerous articles on Renaissance literature, political philosophy, contemporary aesthetics and music which have appeared in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Telos, Film Quarterly, Opera Quarterly, Social Text, Criticism, Modernism/Modernity, Studies in English Literature, Early Modern Culture, and the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. He is currently working on a book project on suicide and politics in early modernity.
Dominic Pettmann (The New School), Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More, And Less, Than Human
Dominic Pettman is Chair of Liberal Studies, New School for Social Research, and Professor of Culture & Media, Eugene Lang College. He has held previous positions at the University of Melbourne, the University of Geneva, and the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion (SUNY, 2002), Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (Fordham, 2006), Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (Minnesota, 2011), Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology (Zero Books, 2013), In Divisible Cities (Deal Letter Office / Punctum Press, 2013), Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media(Polity), Humid, All Too Humid (Punctum, 2016), Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More, and Less, Than Human (Minnesota, forthcoming, 2016), and Sonic Intimacies: Voice, Species, Technics (Stanford, forthcoming, 2017).
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