Helen Petrovsky is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Analytical Anthropology in the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her major fields of interest are contemporary philosophy, philosophy of literature and art, and visual anthropology. She is author of Part of the World (1995), Eye’s Delight (1997), The
Unapparent, and Essays on the Philosophy of Photography (2002). She is also co-editor of Jacques Derrida in Moscow: The Deconstruction of a Travel (1993), editor and co-translator of J.-L. Nancy’s Corpus (1999) as well as of Gertrude Stein’s selected writings (2001).