Contributors’s Bios

Seth Binsted studied Philosophy in the graduate department at Stony Brook University. His academic work has focused on both Nietzsche and phenomenological philosophy. Under these headings, his research interests include aesthetics and architecture, pain, technology, and poetics. He is primarily interested in the variegated intersections between philosophy and the imagination.

Nicholas Birns is Associate Professor at New York University, USA, where he concentrates in general humanities, fiction in English from 1700 as well as literary theory. His books include Understanding Anthony Powell (2004), the co-edited Companion To Australian Fiction since 1900 (2007). The latter was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. He is also the author of Theory After Theory (2010), Willa Cather: Critical Insights (2011), Barbarian Memory: The Legacy of Early Medieval History in Early Modern Literature (2013), Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead (2015) and Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics (2010, co-ed. Juan E. de Castro). He has published essays and reviews in The New York Times Book Review, the Australian Literary Review, the Australian Book Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Exemplaria; Studies in Romanticism, Symbiosis, College Literature, and European Romantic Review.

Daniel Blue is the author of The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Quest for Identity, 1844-1869, recently published by Cambridge University Press. Articles and reviews by him have appeared in The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Dialogue, and The Journal of the History of Philosophy. He is an independent scholar.

James Bodington is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches courses in philosophy and women studies. His areas of research include 20th century continental philosophy, gender theory, social and political philosophy, and applied ethics.

Richard J Elliott is a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He has published and lectured on Nietzsche, Heidegger, the philosophy of mind, psychoanalysis and other topics.

Dirk R. Johnson received his BA from Bowdoin College in 1985 and his Magister in political science, philosophy and German from the University of Bonn. He received his Ph.D. in German Studies from Indiana University in 2000. His monograph Nietzsche’s Anti-Darwinism was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. His articles on Nietzsche, Darwin and science have appeared in numerous journals, including Nietzsche Studien, Rivista di filosofia und Tijdschrift voor filosofie. Johnson is Elliott Professor of German at Hampden-Sydney College.

David Kilpatrick is Associate Professor of Literature, Language and Communication at Mercy College, NY. He earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature and M.A. in philosophy at Binghamton (SUNY).He serves on the Editorial Board of The Agonist. His areas of specialization are violence and representation, modernism, history of drama and the theory of criticism. He has published on Nietzsche, Bataille, Mishima, Nitsch, Barker, and is a theater critic for The Brooklyn Rail. He is the author of Writing with Blood: the Sacrificial Dramatist as Tragic Man (Eye Corner Press, 2011).

Adam T. Kingsmith is a PhD student in the department of political science at York University, Toronto, Canada, where he studies and teaches political theory. His research interests include ontological anarchism, contemporary social movements, and the relationship between technology and aesthetics. For more of his work visit:

Kimerer L. LaMothe is a dancer, philosopher, scholar of religion, and award-winning author of five books. Her second book, Nietzsches Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values (2006), offers the only comprehensive analysis of both Nietzsche’s dance imagery, and its influence on two American modern dancers. LaMothe earned a doctorate in religious studies from Harvard University before teaching for six years at Brown and then Harvard, where she also directed the undergraduate program in the Comparative Study of Religion. She has received fellowships for her work in religion and dance from the Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study and the Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions.  She has choreographed and performed three full length concerts, Genesis (2001, 2009), On Fire (2004), and The Ever Unfolding Present (2016) as well as many other dance pieces. Since 2005, she has lived with her musician partner and their five children, ages 7 through 20, on a farm in upstate New York. As a family, they regularly perform cabaret concerts of music and dance. When not writing or dancing, LaMothe is helping her children take care of two horses, two oxen, three cows, four cats, nine hens, thirteen chicks, and a large vegetable garden.

Adam Lecznar is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL, and his research focuses on the influence of ideas and texts from ancient Greece and Rome on literature and philosophy of the modern period. Adam has published on the importance of ancient themes in the writings of Nietzsche and Joyce, and is currently working on a book-project on the reception of Nietzsche’s vision of the ancient Greeks in the twentieth century.

Yunus Tuncel is a co-founder of the Nietzsche Circle and serves on the Editorial Board of The Agonist. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Towards a Genealogy of Spectacle (Eye Corner Press, 2011) and Agon in Nietzsche (Marquette University Press, 2013). His areas of research include art, competition, culture, myth, power, and spectacle. He is interested in the fusion of art and philosophy in various cultural formations.