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Contributors' Notes


Contributors' Notes


Jason Berger is an English Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut specializing in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Literary/Cultural Theory.

Philip Bounds teaches in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Wales Swansea (UK). He has recently been awarded a PhD in Politics for a thesis entitled British Communism and the Politics of Literature, 1928-1939. He has lectured in Cultural Studies at a number of universities and is the author of the introductory textbook Cultural Studies: A Student's Guide to Culture, Politics and Society (Plymouth: Studymates, 1999). He writes frequently for the left press and has been a critic for the Morning Star.

Paul Burkett teaches economics at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, where he is a member of the Executive Committee of the campus chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He is the author of Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspecitve (New York: Palgrave, 1999).

Joseph Buttigieg is the Kenan Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. His areas of expertise are in Modern British literature and literary theory. He is interested in the relationship between culture and politics, and his work has focused on modernist aesthetics and Antonio Gramsci's political analysis of culture. He is the author of A Portrait of the Artist in Different Perspective and Antonio Gramsci's Triad: Culture, Politics, Intellectuals, and the editor of Criticism Without Boundaries. He is currently editing and translating The Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci, which will appear in five volumes over the next several years.

Rich Gibson is an Associate Professor of Education at San Diego State University. His recent essay, "Outfoxing the Destruction of Wisdom," published in the social studies journal, Theory and Research in Social Education (<>), is a careful examination of high-stakes standardized testing and the growing resistance to the Big Exams in the U.S. He is a co-founder of the Rouge Forum and a member of the Whole Schooling Consortium.

Bruno Gullì is an adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus and at LaGuardia Community College. He is presently writing a book on the ontological critique of productive labor, which will be published by Temple University Press.

Dave Hill, Professor of Education Policy at University College Northampton, UK., is Founder Director of the Institute for Education Policy Studies (<>), the independent radical Left policy research and publishing unit founded in 1989. (Contact: or He is also Founding Editor/ Chief Editor of The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies ( He co-founded the Hillcole Group of Radical Left Educators with Mike Cole, in 1989 and co-wrote the two Hillcole books on education: Changing the Future: Redprint for Education (Tufnell Press, 1991), and Rethinking Education and Democracy: A Socialist Perspective (Tufnell Press, 1997). With Mike Cole, Dave co-edited Promoting Equality in Primary Schools (Cassell, 1997), Promoting Equality in Secondary Schools (Cassell, 1999) and Schooling and Equality: Fact, Concept and Policy (Kogan Page, 2001) due to be reprinted in a second edition in 2004. His most recent co-written book (co-written with Peter McLaren, Mike Cole and Glenn Rikowski) is Red Chalk: On Schooling, Capitalism and Politics (Institute for Education Policy Studies, 2001). His two most recent edited collections (with the same co-writers) are Postmodernism in Educational Theory: Education and the Politics of Human Resistance (Tufnell Press) and Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory (Lexington Books).

Robin Hirsch is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University College London and a receiving editor of the Journal of Applied Logic. He is a member of the British Socialist Workers' Party and an activist in the British Stop the War Coalition.

Tony Monchinski is a high school teacher and graduate student in New York.

Jim Neilson, teacher, librarian, and Cultural Logic editor, is working on a book about the heroic reconstruction of George W. Bush and the propaganda function of mass media.

Out To Lunch is responsible for the image, "Marx Dreaming about Totality," which accompanies Robin Hirsch's essay "Dialects and Logic." Thanks to Out and Esther Leslie, of Militant Esthetix, <>, for permission to use this image.

Gary Pearce finished a PhD on Irish modernism in 2002. He currently works as a librarian at RMIT University, Melbourne, and edits a website called Irish Culture & Society: <>.

Karsten H. Piep is a Visiting Instructor of English at the Miami University of Ohio, where he is currently completing his dissertation on the ideological battles within American novels of World War I (<>). He has published articles on works by Lydia Maria Child, George Washington Cable, and Frank Norris. His essays on Walter Benjamin's "Thesis on the Philosophy of History" and Upton Sinclair's Jimmie Higgins are forthcoming in New German Review and War, Literature, and the Arts respectively.

Anne F. Pomeroy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Richard Stockton College.  She is the author of Marx and Whitehead: Process, Dialectics, and the Critique of Capitalism (SUNY Press, 2004).

Bertell Ollman is a professor in the Department of Political Science at NYU, where he has been teaching since 1967. He received his doctorate in political theory from Oxford University. His works include Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society; Social and Sexual Revolution; Class Struggle Is the Name of the Game: True Confessions of a Marxist Businessman; Dialectical Investigations; Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists (co-authored); How to Take an Exam . . . and Remake the World; and most recently Dance of the Dialectic. He is also creator of the Marxist board game, Class Struggle. In l978, he was the principal in one of major academic freedom struggles (Univ. of Maryland) in the last half century. In 2001, he received the first Life Achievement Award from New Political Science, the progressive caucus in the American Political Science Association.

Joseph Ramsey is a PhD. student in the English Department at Tufts University in Medford, MA. His dissertation-in-progress is tentatively entitled: "Red Pulp: Radicalism and Repression in Mass-Popular Fiction, 1930s-1960s." He can be reached at

Charles Reitz brings a sociological perspective to his philosophy teaching and helps administer the Intercultural Center on his community college campus in Kansas City, Kansas. He is the author of Art, Alienation and the Humanities: A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse (SUNY Press, 2000) and co-editor of the forthcoming Authority, Culture, and Communication: The Sociology of Ernest Manheim (Heidelberg: Synchron Verlag, 2004).

David Ruccio, a professor in the Department of Economics and Policy Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is the editor of Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society. Ruccio has published Postmodernism, Economics, and Knowledge (coedited with Stephen Cullenberg and Jack Amariglio, Routledge, 2001), Postmodern Materialism and the Future of Marxist Theory (coedited with Antonio Callari, Wesleyan University Press, 1996), and, most recently, Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics (coauthored with Jack Amariglio, Princeton University Press, 2003).

Larry Schwartz is professor of English and chair of the English department at Montclair State University. He is the author of two books: the recently re-issued Marxism and Culture and Creating Faulkner's Reputation. He has written on literature, politics, computers and pedagogy.

John Seed lives in London and is the author of several volumes of verse, published and unpublished, most recently the slim Divided into One (Poetical Histories, Cambridge, 2003).

Cultural Logic, ISSN 1097-3087, 2004.