Jacques Lezra is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at New York University, and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of California – Riverside. His work straddles the fields of political philosophy and early modern literary studies. Lezra’s most recent books are Contra los fueros de la muerte: El suceso cervantino (2016), Lucretius and Modernity (2016), and Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic (2010). He is the co-translator into Spanish of Paul de Man’s Blindness and Insight, and the co-editor of Dictionary of Untranslatables (2014) and of Sebastián de Covarrubias’s ca. 1613 Suplemento al ‘Tesoro de la lengua …’ (2001).