Rodolphe Gaschť studied philosophy and comparative literature in Munich, Berlin, and Paris. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the Freie Universitšt Berlin (Germany). Besides translating major works by Derrida and Lacan into German and publishing numerous articles in a variety of scholarly journals, he has published several books: Die hybride Wissenschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1973), System und Metaphorik in der Philosophie von Georges Bataille (Bern: Lang, 1978), The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (Cambridge: Harvard, 1986), and Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida (Cambridge: Harvard, 1994). His two most recent works areThe Wild Card of Reading: On Paul de Man (Harvard, 1998) and Of Minimal Things: Studies on the Notion of Relation (Stanford, 1999). Prof. Gaschť has just completed a book on Kant's aesthetics which is titled The Idea of Form. His interests concern nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, critical theory, and its relation to continental philosophy since early romanticism. Before coming to Buffalo, he taught at the Freie Universitšt Berlin and the Johns Hopkins University.