Antonia Pont is Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Melbourne. She publishes poetry, short and extended fictions, and theoretical prose. Her research focuses on philosophical articulations of practice and their interface with the creative arts and everyday life. A monograph, in production, is titled: Strange Doings—a theory of practice via Deleuze. Forthcoming and recent articles and chapters include 'Keeping Secrets: Approaching Badiou’s (meta)ontology via Derrida’s three levels of violence'; 'An Exemplary Operation—Shikantaza and articulating practice via Deleuze'; and 'Pathology or intervention?—Deleuze’s masochism and its relation to parody'. She regularly reviews for Cordite, and recent and forthcoming poems are to be found in Cordite, Meanjin, Gargouille, and the international journal, Poetry and Thought.
Dr Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer, academic and critic. She has been awarded a Harvard Visiting Scholar's position from 2015–2016 and was a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo in 2014. She is currently an affiliate of the Monash Japanese Studies Centre. Cassandra has published eight books (with two more in progress) and over the last three years has been invited to edit six special editions of leading refereed journals. She is the successful recipient of more than 15 national and international grants and teaching awards. She was a judge of the prestigious Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Award in 2014 and was invited to judge the Lord Mayor's Prize for Poetry and the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Poetry in 2015. She is the convener of the Victorian Premier's Prize for Poetry in 2016.