is one of the most influential contemporary thinkers. He taught Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg and was visiting professor with the universities of Berkeley, Irvine, San Diego and Berlin until he recently retired from his professorship. His work has been acknowledged and praised by academics and the wider international public alike. It comprises a variety of research focuses reaching from the ontology of society to the metamorphosis of reason and the arts, on image studies, and even on political and religious aspects with respect to ongoing developments. In his most recent texts he focuses on the deconstruction of monotheism.
has been a principal researcher at the Institute of Theater studies of the Ruhr University of Bochum since 2011. She is working on the epistemology of theater studies and on the conceptualisation of theater history, out of a new interpretation of the concept of action in Hegel's Aesthetics. Her current research subject is a revision of the prevailing notion of Drama. She received her PhD in Strasbourg under the supervision of Jean-Luc Nancy, a Masters-Degree under the supervision of Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and graduated in classical philology in Greece.