RONELL, Avital. American (born Czech Republic), b. 1956. Genres: Language/Linguistics. Career: University of California, Berkeley, professor of comparative literature, 1986-95; New York University, professor of German, English, & comparative literature, 1995, chair, German Dept, 1995-. Publications: Dictations: On Haunted Writing, 1986; The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech, 1989; Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania, 1992; Finitude's Score: Essays for the End of the Millennium, 1994; Stupidity, 2001. Address: European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communications Division, Ringacker, CH-3953 Leuk-Stadt, Switzerland.