Dr John W P Phillips teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He has published on aesthetics, critical theory, deconstruction, linguistics, literature, military technology, philosophy, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, and urbanism. He is author of Contested Knowledge: A Guide to Critical Theory, co-author of Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology: Technicities of Perception. He is co-editor of several volumes, including: Postcolonial Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and Global processes; Beyond Description: Space, Historicity, Singapore; and The New Encyclopaedia Project, Volume I, Problematizing Global Knowledge (2006), and Volume II, Megacities (2011). Among recent activities he is editor of Derrida Now (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).