Dada Culture: Critical Texts on the Avant-Garde

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David Cunningham teaches at the University of Westminster in London and is an editor of the journal Radical Philosophy. He has published widely on modernism, aesthetics and critical theory, and is the co-editor of Adorno and Literature (Continuum 2006) and Photography and Literature in the Twentieth Century(CSP 2005). He is currently writing a monograph on the concept of an avant-garde.

T. J. Demos is lecturer in the Department of History of Art, University College London. A member of Art Journal's editorial board, he writes widely on modern and contemporary art, and his articles have appeared in magazines including Artforum, Grey Room, and October. His book entitled The Exile of Marcel Duchamp is forthcoming from MIT Press. He is currently working on a book-length study of contemporary art and globalisation.

Stephen C. Foster is professor emeritus of art history at The University of Iowa and was director of the Fine Arts Dada Archive and Research Centre from 1979 until 2001. He was also the Director of the Programme for Modern Studies from 1988 until 1997. Concentrating on European art of the First World War era, Professor Foster's publications include “Event” Arts and Art Events (1988), The World According to Dada(1988), Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity (1994), Dada: The Coordinates of Cultural Politics (1996), Dada Cologne Hanover, with Charlotte Stokes (1997), Hans Richter: Activism, Modernism and the Avant-Garde (1998), and An American Odyssey, 1945/1980: Debating Modernism (2004). Professor Foster served as general editor for Crisis and the Arts: The History of Dada (ten volumes) between 1996 and 2004. He is currently preparing a two volume monograph and catalogue on the work of Franz Kline and a comprehensive monograph on Berlin Dadaist Johannes Baader.

Joel Freeman is assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His research work addresses the interrelationship of death and time in Ernst Bloch, Martin Heidegger and Thomas Mann. He has worked extensively on the novel, the theory of the novel and in particular the high modernists, Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin, Robert


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