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Robert Mitchell is Assistant Professor of English at Duke University. He is the author of Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era: Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity (Routledge, 2007), and articles on P. B. Shelley, S. T. Coleridge, and Adam Smith, among other subjects. He is also co-editor of the book series In Vivo (University of Washington Press) and co-author (with Catherine Waldby) of Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism (Duke UP, 2006).

Ron Broglio is an associate professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University and Senior Scholar at the university’s Global Institute of Sustainability. He is author of Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art in the University of Minnesota Press’s Posthumanities Series and author of Technologies of the Picturesque.