emily apter is Professor of French and Comparative Lit er a ture and Chair of Com-
parative Lit er a ture at New York University. Her most recent books books include:
Against World Lit er a ture: On The Politics of Untranslatability (2013), Dictionary of
Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (co- edited with Barbara Cassin, Jacques
Lezra, and Michael Wood) (2014); and The Translation Zone: A New Comparative
Lit er a ture (2006). A French translation of The Translation Zone: A New Compara-
tive Lit er a ture was published in 2016 by Fayard in the series “Ouvertures” edited by
Barbara Cassin and Alain Badiou. Together with Bruno Bosteels she co- edited Alain
Badiou’s The Age of the Poets and Other Writings on Poetry and Prose (Verso 2014).
Her most recent proj ect is Unexceptional Politics: A Glossary of Obstruction (forth-
coming, Verso, 2017). She edits the book series Translation/Transnation for Prince ton
University Press.
alain badiou has taught philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure and the Col-
lège international de philosophie in Paris. He is the author of over seventy books,
including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, and Logics of Worlds. Among his more
recent books are The Communist Hypothesis; The Age of Poets; and The Advenuture
of French Philosophy.
Étienne balibar is professor emeritus of moral and po litical philosophy at Univer-
sité de Paris X– Nanterre and Anniversary Chair of Modern Eu ropean Philosophy at
Kingston University, London. He has published widely in the area of Marxist philoso-
phy and moral and po litical philosophy in general. His many works include (with Louis
Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Jacques Rancière, Roger Establet, and F. Maspero) Lire le
Capital (1965); Spinoza et la politique (1985); Nous, citoyens d’Eu rope? Les frontières,
l’État, le peuple (2001); Politics and the Other Scene (2002); L’Eu rope, l’Amérique, la
Guerre: Réflexions sur la mediation européenne (2003); and Eu rope, Constitution, Fron-
tière (2005).
bruno bosteels, a professor of Romance studies at Cornell University, holds a PhD
in Romance languages and lit er a tures from the University of Pennsylvania (1995; ma
1992) and an ab in Romance Philology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bel-
gium (1989). Before Cornell, he held positions at Harvard University and at Columbia
University. He is the author of Alain Badiou, une trajectoire polémique (2009); Badiou
and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011); The Actuality of Communism (2011); and
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