Gary Peters is Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at York St John University, UK. He has a background in Sociology (LSE) and Cultural History (RCA). He has written widely on continental philosophy, aesthetics and pedagogy, improvisation and on the subject of death. His first book was entitled: Irony and Singularity: Aesthetic Education from Kant to Levinas (Ashgate, 2005). His second book: The Philosophy of Improvisation was published by Chicago University Press in 2009. He is currently working on a second book for Chicago University Press entitled Improvisations on Improvisation.Fiona Peters has a PhD in English, and is currently Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University. Her research interests are in psychoanalysis, discourses of evil, anxiety and love, and crime fiction. She is the author of Anxiety and Evil in the Writings of Patricia Highsmith (Ashgate, 2011) and has published book chapters and journal articles on a wide range of topics. Her current research includes pieces on suicide and a forthcoming volume on crime fiction and the Gothic to be published by Edinburgh University Press.