Barry Sanders holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature. He taught for over thirty years in the departments of Literature and the History of Ideas at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, where he was the first to hold the Peter S. and Gloria Gold Chair. The author of fourteen books and over fifty essays and articles, he has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was twice a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He serves as a contributing editor of North American Review, and writes frequently for Cabinet.  His essay “Bang the Keys Swiftly: Type-Writers and Their Discontents” recently appeared in the New Museum catalog Ghosts in the Machine, published by Skira Rizzoli. He is Founding Co-chair of the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education.