Elissa Marder is the author of Dead Time: Temporal Disorders in the Wake of Modernity (Baudelaire and Flaubert), numerous essays on diverse topics in literature, literary theory, feminism, film, photography and psychoanalysis, and most recently, The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, and Deconstruction. She is currently working on a number of new projects, including a book on early 19th century French Literature, Revolutionary Perversions, and a study of Walter Benjamin’s writings in French. She is a founding member former Director of the Emory Psychoanalytic Studies Program, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of French and Comparative Literature at Emory University.