Tilottama Rajan is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the Univ. of Western Ontario, where she has taught since 1990. Prior to that she taught at Queen's University (Canada) and the Univ., of Wisconsin-Madison, and has also been a Visiting Professor at the Univ. of California-San Diego and at the International Summer Institute for Semiotic and Structural Studies. She is the author of Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism (Cornell UP, 1980), The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice (Cornell UP, 1990), and coeditor (with David Clark) of Intersections: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory (SUNY Press, 1995), as well as coeditor (with Julia Wright) of Romanticism, History, and The Possibilities of Genre(forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). She is currently working on a study of the relationship between phenomenology and deconstruction in the careers of Foucault, Baudrillard, Derrida, De Man and Kristeva. She has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1994.