Dr. William Egginton is the department chair of German and Romance languages and literatures at the John’s Hopkins Kreiger School of Arts and Science. He is also an Andrew W. Mellon professor in the humanities. He teaches on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage (2003), Perversity and Ethics (2006), A Wrinkle in History (2007), and The Theater of Truth (2010). He is also co-editor with Mike Sandbothe of The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy (2004), translator of Lisa Block de Behar’s Borges, the Passion of an Endless Quotation (2003), and co-editor with David E. Johnson of Thinking With Borges (2009). His most recent book is In Defense of Religious Moderation (Columbia University Press, 2011). His most recent book, The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World, was published by Bloomsbury in February 2016.