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Zach Moir is an adjunct instructor in French, teaching elementary courses in language acquisition. He received a BA in Philosophy and French Literature from Taylor University in 2003. He then completed an MA in Philosophy from Ohio University in 2005, writing a thesis focusing on functional analysis and its use in understanding Freudian psychoanalysis. He is currently a PhD student in the French & Italian Department at the University of Pittsburgh where his dissertation contrasts a postmodern picture of language with a Wittgensteinian picture, suggesting that the latter allows us to understand repetition of sex in the works of Duras, Sartre, and Genet as a movement towards knowledge, rather than its deferral.