Core Faculty

Members of the Centre’s Core Faculty are appointed from their respective academic units within Western and Affiliated University Colleges...

...including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, French, Information & Media Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, Philosophy & Religion at Kings' University College, and Global Studies at Huron University College.

The following themes are indicative of the teaching interests and strengths of the Centre: 

Deconstruction
Social and Political Thought
Contintental Philosophy
Psychoanalysis
Visual Culture
Marxist Theory
Post-Humanist Theory
Linguistics and Rhetorical Theory
18th & 19th Century Philosophy and History of Thought

Additional research areas include Biopolitics and Governmentality; Feminist Theory; Historiography; Post-Colonial Theory; Disciplines Y (Inter)disciplinarity; Aesthetics; Media Theory; Cultural Studies; Queer Theory; Critical Race Theory; Gender Studies; Disability Studies; and Organizations of Knowledge.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and reflects the teaching/research strengths and interests of our present faculty.  Core faculty move in and out of certain areas of theory, and courses offered at the Centre reflect faculty research interests and their intersections with various areas of theory.

Select the name of a core faculty member below or scroll down the page to learn more about their research areas and contact information.

Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

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Doctoral membership

Email: nbiswasm[at]uwo.ca
Website: http://uwo.academia.edu/biswasmellamphy

Department

Associate Professor, Political Science

Research Areas

  • Political Thought (Antiquity to Contemporaneity)
  • Post-Humanism & Neuro-Cognition
  • Network-Centric War & Media
  • War on Terror and the Politics of Fear
  • Nietzsche & Contemporary Theory

Selected Publications

Biswas Mellamphy, N.   The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: 2011.  


Biswas Mellamphy, N. “From Terra- to Terror-Ecology: Secrets from the Arrakeen Underground”. In Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge, forthcoming 2013.

Biswas Mellamphy, N. “Nietzsche’s Pharaonic Thought: Hieroglyphic Transduction.” In Ozone: Journal of Object-Oriented Studies. Eileen Joy and Levi Bryant (eds.). New York: Punctum Books, forthcoming 2013.

Biswas Mellamphy, N. “Nietzsche and the Engine of Politics.” In Nietzsche and Political Thought. Keith Ansell-Pearson (ed.). London: Continuum, forthcoming 2013.

Dan Mellamphy and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, "From the Digital to the Tentacular, or From iPods to Cephalopods: Apps, Traps, and Entrées-without-Exit". In  The Imaginary App, eds. Svitlana Matviyenko and Paul Miller (Boston: MIT Press), forthcoming 2014.

Biswas Mellamphy, N. “Nietzsche’s Political Materialism: Diagram for a Nietzschean Politics.” In Nietzsche and Political Theory, Barry Stocker and Manuel Knoll (eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014.

Biswas Mellamphy, N.  “Nietzsche’s Experimental Ontology”. In Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching: For Individuals and Culture. Horst Hutter and Eli Friedland (eds.). London: Continuum Press, 2013. 

Biswas Mellamphy, N. and Dan Mellamphy. “On the Alchemy of War.” In Cyclonopedia:  Leper Creativity, eds. Ed Keller, Nicola Masciandaro and Eugene Thacker. New York City: Punctum Books, 2012: 192-212.

Biswas Mellamphy, N.  and Dan Mellamphy. “Ec(h)ologies of the Désêtre.” In  Collapse: The Journal of Philosophical Research and Development: Volume 7. 2011, 413-435. 

Biswas Mellamphy, N. “Corporealizing Thought: Translating the Eternal Return Back into Politics.” In Nietzsche, Power and Politics. Herman Siemens and Vasti Roodt (eds). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008: 740-764.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Michael Saunders: Without Religion: Non-Philosophy and Messianism, MA 2014.
  • Karen McEwen: Extra-Capitalist Thought, MA thesis, 2013
  • Laura Rooney: Contemplating Suicide, MA thesis 2011

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Tim Blackmore

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Master's membership

Email: tblackmo@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • war and technology, the body, self, popular culture, art
  • trauma and crisis in narrative structures and memory
  • graphic novels, comics of all kinds
  • theorizing technology
  • science fiction and the machinic imagination

Selected Publications

War X: Human Extensions in Battlespace (Toronto: U of T Press, 2005).

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Daniel McFadden, Viral Possibilities: Media, the Body, and the Phenomenon of Infection, MA thesis, 2015
  • Sarah Warren, For the Good of the Thing, MA thesis, 2015
  • John Reed: Postmodern Frontier Anxiety: Utopia, State, and the Dynamics of Power at Waco and Ruby Ridge, MA thesis, 2003

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Janelle Blankenship

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Master's membership

Email: jblanke2@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, Film Studies

* On sabbatical July 1, 2017 - December 30, 2017 *

Research Areas

  • Frankfurt School
  • literary/critical theory
  • media history and film; phenomenology of perception
  • theories of temporality, nature and utopia
  • 19th-20th century German literature

Selected Publications

Edited volume: Holes, Burrows, Lines of Flight: Media and Spatiality in Deleuze and Guattari (Polygraph 2003).

Translations, reviews and articles on Georg Lukács, literary modernism, film theory and early cinema published in Cinema & Cie, KINtop, Modernist Cultures, New FormationsNew German CritiquePolygraph.

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Jonathan Boulter 

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Doctoral membership

Email: jboulte@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English

Research Areas

  • psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, literary theory, Beckett, digital culture, gaming

Selected Publications

Samuel Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum, 2008.

Interpreting Narrative in the Novels of Samuel Beckett. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Cultural SubjectsA Popular Culture Reader. Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2005. Co-Edited with Allan Gedalof, Joel Faflak, and Cameron McFarlane.

Articles/chapters: “Posthuman Melancholy: Digital Games and Cyberpunk.” In Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives. Eds. Sherryl Vint and Graham Murphy. New York: Routledge, 2010. 135-54.

“Archives of the End: Embodied History in Beckett’s Plays.” In Samuel Beckett: History Memory Archive. Eds. Sean Kennedy and Katherine Weis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 129-49.

“Borges and the Trauma of Posthuman History.”  In Cy-Borges: Memories of the Posthumanism in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges. Ed. Ivan Callus and  Stefan Herbrechter. New York: Bucknell UP, 2009. 179-215.

“Writing Guilt: Haruki Murakami and the Archives of National Mourning.” English Studies in Canada. 32.1: (2006): 125-45. 

“The Melancholy Archive: Jose Saramago’s All the Names.” Genre. 36 3-4 (2005): 115-43.

“Virtual Bodies; or, Cyborgs are People Too.” In Digital Gameplay: Essays on the Nexus of Game and Gamer. Ed. Nathan C. Garrelts. Jefferson: McFarland, 2005. 52-68.

“After…Armageddon”: Trauma and History in Ford Madox Ford’s No Enemy.” International Ford Madox Ford Studies: History & Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings. 3 (2004): 77-90. 

“Does Mourning Require a Subject? Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing.”  Modern Fiction Studies. 50 (Summer 2004): 332-50.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Andrew Evans, An Esoteric Doctrine: Nietzsche's Politics and Way of Life, MA thesis, 2015
  • Christopher Langlois, Literature in the Archive of Terror: Badiou, Blanchot, Beckett, PhD thesis, 2014

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Steven Bruhm 

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Doctoral membership

Email: sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, English

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • I research things that go bump in the night: ghosts, gay men, sexual children, and gothic dancers.
  • I currently divide my time between two projects: “Only the Dead Can Dance: Choreographies of Mortality,” which considers the role of the danse macabre in gothic choreographic production; and “The Counterfeit Child,” which investigates the hordes of creepy beings who pretend to be children but aren’t, or the hordes of creepy children who pretend to be something other than what they are.
  • Finally, I am the managing editor Horror Studies, an interdisciplinary, international journal dedicated to the study of horror in any media, and am always on the look out for fresh critical blood.

Selected Publications

Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children (co‐edited with Natasha Hurley) (University of Minnesota Press, 2004)

Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic (University of Minnesota Press, 2000)

Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994)

“Still Here: Choreography, Temporality, AIDS,” Queer Times, Queer Becomings, eds. E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tukhanen, Albany, NY (2011): SUNY Press: 317‐34

“Gothic Oklahoma!: The Dream Ballet,” ELN: English Language Notes Special Issue on Affect and Genre, ed. Kelly Hurley, 48:1 (2010): 101‐12

“Cell Phones from Hell,” South Atlantic Quarterly, Special Issue on “Digital Desire,” ed. Ellis Hanson, 110:3 (2011): 601‐20

“The Unbearable Sex of Henry VIII”, Shakesqueer, ed. Madhavi Menon. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2011, 28‐38

“Michael Jackson: Queer Funk,” Queering the Gothic, eds. Andrew Smith and William Hughes. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009, 158‐76

“Byron and the Choreography of Queer Desire,” Palgrave Advances in Byron Studies, ed. Jane Stabler. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2007, 16‐33

“Nightmare on Sesame Street; or The Self‐Possessed Child,” Gothic Studies 8.2 (2006): 98‐113

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Antonio Calcagno 

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Doctoral membership

Email: acalcagn@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Philosophy at King's University College

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • 19-21st century social and political philosophy
  • Renaissance philosophy, Continental philosophy
  • aesthetics
  • contemporary theory, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, community, statehood

Selected Publications

Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social and Political Philosophy in Edith Stein, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press: 2014), xvi + 231pp. Winner of the Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology for best book in Phenomenology 2014.

Antonio Calcagno, Badiou and Derrida: Politics, Events and Their Time (New York/London: Continuum, 2007), viii + 136 pp.

Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History: New Approaches and Applications (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015).


Thinking About Love: Essays in Contemporary Continental Philosophy, eds. Diane Enns and Antonio Calcagno (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015).

Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015).

Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity, eds. Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).

“Building a Meaningful Social World between Human and Companion Animals through Empathy”, in Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals, ed. Christine Overall (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 35–48.

“The Life That Is Not Purely One’s Own: Michel Henry and Boredom as an Affect”, in Boredom Studies Reader, eds. Michael E. Gardiner and Julian J. Haladyn (London: Routledge, 2017), 53–64.

“Alain Badiou’s Suturing of the Law to the Event and the State of Exception”, in Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, vol. 24, no. 1, 2016, 192–204, DOI 10/5195/jffp.2016.712.

“A Place for the Role of Community in the Structure of the State: Edith Stein and Edmund Husserl”, in Continental Philosophy Review, vol. 49, n. 4, 2016, 403–416, at: DOI: 10.1007/s11007-015-9363-z.

“Individuated Embodiment and Action: Interrogating Roberto Esposito’s Negative Self”, in MOSAIC: Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Vol. 48, no. 3 (Sept 2015), 111–124.

“The Transcendental and Inexistence in Alain Badiou’s Philosophy: A Derridean Similarity?”, in Philosophy Today, Volume 59, Issue 2 (Spring 2015), 257–268.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Kathryn M. Lawson, The Tapestry of Memory, MA thesis 2017
  • Thomas M. Szwedska, Autos, Allos, and World: Life and Identity in the Situation of Contemporary Global Modernity, MA thesis 2017
  • Lawrence Liang, On That Heart-Knotting Feeling: An Outline, MA thesis 2017
  • Eric Guzzi, Historiography in French Theory, MA thesis 2015
  • Vincent Marzano-Poitras, De Heidegger à Henry, critique de la transcendance et phénoménologie du corps vivant, MA thesis 2015
  • William E. Rankin IV, Experiencing Nothing: Anxiety and the Philosophy of Alain Badiou, MA thesis, 2014
  • Nathaniel Coward: Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Hannah Arendt: The Intersection of Institution, Natality, and Birth, MA thesis, 2013
  • Sarah Brumwell: Temporality, Imagination, and the Right to Have Rights, MA thesis, 2012
  • Hart Walker: Perceiving Cosmopolitanism, MA thesis, 2011
  • Owen Glyn-Williams: The Politics of Kants' Aesthetics, MA thesis, 2010

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Tom Carmichael 

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Doctoral membership

Email: tomc@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English
Dean, Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • Literary theory, cultural theory, narrative and the political unconscious, postmodernism, American studies

Selected Publications

Co-editor, Constructive Criticism: The Human Sciences in the Age of Theory (Toronto, 1995)

Postmodern Times: A Critical Guide to the Contemporary (Northern Illinois, 2000).

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Joshua Synenko: Uncommon Singularities: Event, Politics & Representation, MA thesis, 2007
  • Jonathan Singer: Sign(all)ing the Subject: A Critique of the Baudrillardean Subject, MA thesis, 1996
  • Timothy Wood: The eleventh thesis: strategico-theoretical interrogations of Jean Baudrillard & the Situationist International, MA thesis, 1996
  • Catherine Hobbs: Postmodern Feminist Parody: An Alternative Cultural Mode for Postmodern Feminism, MA thesis, 1994

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Regna Darnell 

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Doctoral membership

Email: rdarnell@uwo.ca

Department

Distinguished University Professor, Anthropology
Director of the Centre for Research and Teaching of Canadian Native Languages
Founding Director of Western’s First Nations Studies Program

* On sabbatical January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 *

Research Areas

  • history of anthropology
  • epistemology and politics of First Nations languages and cultures
  • ethnographic theory, especially narrative and poetic genres

Selected Publications

Edward Sapir: Linguist, Anthropologist, Humanist (Nebraska 2010, original California, 1990)

Daniel Garrison Brinton: The “Fearless Critic” of Philadelphia (U. of Penn. Museum, 1988)

co-editor: Celebrating a Century of the American Anthropological Association (Nebraska, 2002)

American Anthropology 1971-90: Selected Papers from American Anthropology (Nebraska, 2002)

Invisible Genealogies: Americanist Persistences in Contemporary Anthropology (Nebraska, 2001)

Culture, Society and the Individual Vol. 3 (Mouton de Gruyter, 1999)

Theorizing the Americanist Tradition (Toronto, 1999)

And Along Came Boas: Continuity and Revolution in Americanist Anthropology (John Benjamins, 1998)

Ed. with Julia Harrison, Historicizing Canadian Anthropology, UBC Press (2006)

General Editor of The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition, a joint publication series of 25 volumes in partnership with the American Philosophical Society and the University of Nebraska Press.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Jarrad Reddekop: Thinking Across Worlds: Indigenous Thought, Relational Ontology, and the Politics of Nature; Or, If Only Nietzsche Could Meet A Yachaj, PhD thesis, 2014
  • Siobhan Watters: Food Ontology and Distribution: Ethical Perception and the Food Object, MA thesis, 2014
  • Gerald McKinley:Tease of the New Earthdivers: Following Native Narrative in Search of New Identities, MA thesis, 2008
  • Shannon Foskett: Speculative Science: Gilles Deleuze, Chaos & the Quantum, MA thesis, 2007
  • Dolleen Manning: Anishinabemowin: Language that Gives to the Eternal Impasse, MA thesis, 2005
  • Margaret Macpherson: The Politics of Thereism, MA thesis, 2002
  • Elizabeth Guerrier: The Promise of Justice: Interpreting Mi'kmaw Treaties in an Ever-Changing World, MA thesis, 2001
  • Julie Petruzzellis: Anti-Optant: First Nations Rights, Citizenship, and Radical Democracy, MA thesis, 2000
  • Terry Hoople: The SM Ascetic Practice of Resistance: A Critical Ethnography, MA thesis, 1994

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Laurence de Looze

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Doctoral membership

Email: ldelooze@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • medieval and Renaissance culture/literature, theories of autobiography and textuality, film, role of the poet, gender issues, metaphor and analogy

Selected Publications

The Pseudo-Autobiography of the Fourteenth Century (1997)

editor and trans., Jean Froissart, La prison amoureuse (1994)

articles on autobiography and subjectivity, film, Gustav Mahler, medieval literature and medievalism, Racine, Wallace Stevens

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Brendon Langer: Literature and its Dimensions, MA thesis, 2010

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Nick Dyer-Witheford

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Doctoral membership

Email: ncdyerwi@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • autonomist counter-power, hydra-headed resistance, general intellect, species being, and exterminism

Selected Publications

Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High Technology Capitalism (University of Illinois, 1999)

in progress, co-author, Sim Capital: On the Inter-Play of Technology, Markets and Culture in the Making of the Video Game

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Svitlana Matviyenko: Lacan's Cybernetics, PhD thesis, 2015
  • Robbie Cormier: Basic Cable: Notes Toward Digital Ontology, MA thesis, 2013
  • Emanuele Leonardi: Biopolitics of Climate Change: Carbon Commodities, Environmental Profanations, and the Lost Innocence of Use-Value, PhD thesis, 2012
  • Bernard Lesawich: Towards a Politics of the Posthuman, MA thesis, 2002

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Joel Faflak

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Doctoral membership

Email: jfaflak@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, English
Director, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Research Areas

  • psychoanalysis, cultural theory, critical theory, 18th- and 19th-century philosophy

Selected Publications

(author) Romantic Psychoanalysis: The Burden of the Mystery (SUNY, 2007; softcover 2009)

(co-author) Revelation and Knowledge: Romanticism and Religious Faith (U of Toronto Press, 2011)

(co-editor) Romanticism and the Emotions (Cambridge, 2014)

(co-editor) The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope (U of Toronto Press, 2013)

(co-editor) Nervous Reactions: Victorian Recollections of Romanticism (SUNY, 2004; softcover 2009)

(co-editor) Cultural Subjects: A Popular Culture Reader (Thomson-Nelson, 2005)

(editor) Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism (U of Toronto Press, 2005; softcover 2009)

(editor) Confessions of An English Opium- Eater, by Thomas De Quincey (Broadview, 2009)

(co-editor) The Romanticism Handbook (Continuum 2011)

(co-editor) The Handbook to Romanticism Studies (Blackwell 2011)

"Romantic Psyche and Psychoanalysis" (Praxis 2009)

"Romanticism and History" (European Romantic Review 2003)

"Deviance and Defiance" (European Romantic Review 2006)

"Guilt" (English Studies in Canada 2006)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Sheena L. Yates, Agoraphobia And Emptiness: Theoretical Considerations From A Psychoanalytic Perspective, PhD 2015
  • Sarah Thorne: The Cleaving of House and Home: A Lacanian Analysis of Architectural Aesthetics, MA thesis, 2012
  • Jennifer Gartner: From Terminology to Ontology, MA thesis, 2011
  • Sheena McKay: Taboo, Laughter, Shame in Psychoanalysis, MA thesis, 2008

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Helen Fielding 

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Doctoral membership

Email: hfieldin@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, WSFR and Philosophy
Chair, Women's Studies and Feminist Research

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 *

Research Areas

• phenomenology, feminist phenomenology, perception, embodiment, technology and art, feminist philosophy, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Irigaray

Selected Publications

Helen A. Fielding and Dorothea E. Olkowski (eds.), Feminist Phenomenology Futures, Indiana University Press, 2017.

Christina Schües, Dorothea Olkowski and Helen Fielding (eds.), Time in Feminist Phenomenology, Indiana University Press, 2011.

“Feminist Phenomenology Manifesto,” in Feminist Phenomenology Futures, H. Fielding and D. Olkowski, eds. Indiana University Press, 2017.

“Open Future, Regaining Possibility,” in Feminist Phenomenology Futures, H. Fielding and D. Olkowski, eds. Indiana University Press, 2017.

“Dwelling and Public Art: Serra and Bourgeois”, in Rachel McCann and Patricia Locke (eds.), Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture, Ohio University Press, 2016.

"Cultivating Perception: Phenomenological Encounters with Artworks”, Signs: Journal on Women in Culture and Society. Symposium on "Politics of the Sensing Subject: Gender, Perception, Art," Anne Keefe (ed). 40.2 (2015): 280-289.

“Filming Dance: Embodied Syntax in Sasha Waltz’s ‘S’, Paragraph (Special Issue on ‘Screening Embodiment”) 38.1 (2015): 69-85.

“The Poetry of Habit”, in Silvia Stoller (ed.) Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophy of Age: Gender, Ethics, De Gruyter Publishers. 2014.

“Multiple moving perceptions of the real: Arendt, Merleau-Ponty and Truitt” Hypatia (special issue on embodiment and ethics). 26.3 (2011): 518-534.

“Questioning Nature: Irigaray, Heidegger and the Potentiality of Matter", Continental Philosophy Review, 36.1: 2003: 1-26.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Rachel Bath: In-Between What Once Was and What is Yet to Come: On the Phenomena of Bereavement and Grieving, MA thesis, 2016
  • Mary McLevey: Living Perception in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, MA thesis, 2016
  • Jonathan R. Fardy: A Photographer Develops: Reading Robinson, Rejlander, and Cameron, PhD thesis, 2014
  • Catherene Ngoh: Memory and Truth, MA thesis, 2009
  • Laura Krahn: Eat Your Words: The Incorporation of Language and Body, MA thesis, 2009
  • Adrian Sinclair: Thinking the Digital Corporeally, MA thesis, 2008
  • Maureen Melnyk: Monstrous Expressions: On the "Style" of Tattooed Women, MA thesis, 2004
  • Cynthia Leighton: Mechanics of Thought and Its Relation to the Concept of Life, MA thesis, 2002
  • Ursula Misztal: The Elemental Coding of Sexual Difference, MA thesis, 2002

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Mark F. N. Franke 

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Doctoral membership

Email: mfranke@huron.uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Director, Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College

Research Areas

  • Political Ontology
  • Human Rights Theory and Politics
  • Territoriality, Space, Time, Movement, and Change
  • Political, Geopolitical, and International Relations Theory
  • Postcolonial Studies 
  • Refugee Studies
  • Gender Studies

Selected Publications

“Theorising the Right to Be Political in Motion: khôra as Condition of Possibility,” special issue on “Migratory Crises and Political Conceptions of Human Movement,” Revista Colombia Internacional, No. 88 (September – December 2016), pp. 79 – 106.

“UNHCR’s Territorial Depoliticisation of Forced Displacement Through the Governance Mechanisms of Participatory Geographical Information Systems,” Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol 4, No. 4 (Fall 2016), pp. 421 – 437.

"A Critique of the Universalisability of Critical Human Rights Theory: The Displacement of Immanuel Kant," Human Rights Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 (December 2013), pp. 367–385.

"The Unbearable Rightfulness of Being Human: Citizenship, Displacement, and the Right to Not Have Rights," Citizenship Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 39–56

"Epistemic Virtue in the Assessment of Claims to Refugee Status," with Jill Rusin, The Global Studies Journal Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 2010), pp. 185–194

"Self-Understanding and the Refugee Claimant," with Jill Rusin, International Journal of the Humanities Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 2010), pp. 187–198

"Responsible Politics of the Neutral: Rethinking International Humanitarianism in the Red Cross Movement via the Philosophy of Roland Barthes," Journal of International Political Theory, Vol. 6, No. 2 (October 2010), pp. 142–160

"The Political Stakes of Indigenous Diplomacies: Questions of Difference," in J. Marshall Beier ed., Indigenous Diplomacies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 47–60

"Political Exclusion of Refugees in the Ethics of International Relations" in Patrick Hayden, ed., Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, September 2009), pp. 309–327

"Refugee Registration as Foreclosure of the Freedom to Move: the Virtualisation of Refugees' Rights in Maps of International Protection," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2009), pp. 352–369

"The Displacement of the Rights of Displaced Persons: An Irreconciliation of Human Rights Between Place and Movement," Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 7, No. 3 (July–September 2008), pp. 262–281

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Derek Barnett: The Primacy of Resistance: Anarchism, Foucault, and the Art of Not Being Governed, PhD thesis, 2016.
  • Trevor Smith: Theorizing an Online Politics: How the Internet is Reconfiguring Political Space, Subjectivity, Participation, and Conflict, PhD thesis, 2015.
  • Kate Lawless: Preservationist Aesthetics: Memory, Trauma and the New Global Enclosures, PhD thesis, 2014
  • Scott Herder: Producing Undecidability: Placing History in the Work of Jacques Rancière, MA thesis 2014
  • Inna Viriasova: Life Beyond Politics: Toward the Notion of the Unpolitical, PhD thesis, 2013
  • Dock Currie: Composing the Cities of Flow: Unitary Urbanism and the Ontology of Water Infrastructure, MA thesis, 2012
  • David Janzen: The Right to Politics, MA thesis, 2011
  • Corey Katz: The Territorialisation of Responsibility: International Relations, Kant, and the Failure of the Levinasian Turn, MA thesis, 2007

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Michael Gardiner 

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Doctoral membership

Email: megardin@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Sociology

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • Bakhtin and dialogical theory; European social theory and social philosophy including poststructuralism, phenomenology, hermeneutics and critical theory
  • history of social thought
  • cultural studies, especially the culture of cities
  • utopianism in theory and practice
  • social ecology
  • sociology of the body
  • ethics
  • theories of everyday life

Selected Publications

Critiques of Everyday Life (Routledge, 2000)

The Dialogics of Critique: M.M. Bakhtin and the Theory of Ideology (Routledge, 1992)

editor, Mikhail Bakhtin, Masters of Modern Social Thought series, four vols. (Sage, 2003)

Bakhtin and the Human Sciences: No Last Words (Sage, 1998)

co-editor, Rethinking Everyday Life: And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, special double issue of Cultural Studies, 18, 2/3 (Routledge, 2004)

coeditor, Rethinking Everyday Life: And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, special double issue of Cultural Studies, 18 (2-3), March-May, 2004, 139-159.

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • James Hall: In the Fullness of Time: M. M. Bakhtin, In Discourse and in Life, MA thesis, 2012
  • Julian Haladyn: The Will to Boredom, PhD thesis, 2012
  • Jessica Reilly: Beyond the Spectacle:  Rethinking Debord, MA thesis, 2009
  • Timothy August: The Edible Plebiscite, MA thesis, 2006
  • Petra Hroch: Puppet Masters: Aesthetics and Politics of the Marionnette, MA thesis, 2006
  • Carolyn Veldstra: Subversive Postmodern Humour in the Era of Its Impossibility, MA thesis, 2005

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Christopher Keep 

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Doctoral membership

Email: ckeep@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English
Former Director for Graduate Studies, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Research Areas

  • The relationship of technology to cultural practice
  • the discursive construction of gender, race, and sexual orientation, especially in the nineteenth century
  • hypertext, virtual reality and theories of electronic textuality

Selected Publications

Editor, special issue of The Victorian Review (1998)

Articles on postmodern apocalypticism, theories of the body in hypertext fiction, imperialism and addiction, and the gendering of information technologies in the nineteenth century

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Christopher Coughlin: Tracing the Interstice: Godard, Deleuze, and The Future of Cinema, MA thesis, 2017
  • Katie Grant: Bodies: Punk, Love and Marxism, MA thesis, 2016
  • Christopher M. Bomba: Crossing the Law: Trans Activism, Aleatory Materialism, and the Analyst's Discourse, MA thesis, 2014
  • Thomas Wormald: Sculpted Selves, Sculpted Worlds: Plasticity and Habit in the Thought of Catherine Malabou, MA thesis 2014
  • Cristian Melchiorre: The Downward Path, PhD thesis, 2011
  • Mary Bunch: Outlawry and the Experience of the (Im)possible: Deconstructing Biopolitics, PhD thesis, 2010
  • Kathryn Simpson: Minerva's Owl, MA thesis, 2005
  • Heather Egger: A Glittering Set of Things: Performing Postmodern Subjectivities, MA thesis, 2003
  • Tara Mimnagh: Living Dead Girl: Death, Representation and Repetition, MA thesis, 2003

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Mary Helen McMurran

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Email: mmcmurr2@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • Enlightenment philosophy, Eighteenth-Century literature and culture
  • Ancient philosophy
  • History and Theory of Religion

Selected Publications

The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century(Princeton 2009)

Articles in Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, The Translator, Novel: A Forum on Fiction

book chapter in The Literary Channel (Princeton 2001)

Current project: Paganism and Sacralization in the Enlightenment 

Articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies

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Kevin Mooney 

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Master's membership

Email: kmooney@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Music

Research Areas

  • Adorno, modernist aesthetics, works and fragments, authorship, archaeologies of knowledge, Weimar culture, Mahler

Selected Publications

Articles in Journal of Music Theory, In Theory Only, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Book in progress, Adorno and the Modern Musical Work

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Allan Pero

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Email: apero@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English
Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Research Areas

  • Modernism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, spatial theory, film, drama, visual art, Wyndham Lewis

Selected Publications

The Many Façades of Edith Sitwell (Co-Editors: Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips) Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017.


“Sunshades will usurp their space”: Edith Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, and the Dreaming Clowns of Melancholy in The Many Façades of Edith Sitwell (Co-Editors: Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips): (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017): 75-93.


“Like Chasing a Scrap of Paper: Hysterical Detection in The Good Soldier” in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier (Forthcoming in International Ford Madox Ford Studies). Editor: Rosita Artemis. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, Summer, 2017): 183-202.


“A Corporal Radioscopy”: Lacan, the Baroque, and the Posthuman (Accepted for an essay collection entitled Lacan and the Posthuman) Co-Editors: Judith Roof and Svitlana Matviyenko

In the Orbit of the Cephalopod: Lynda Barry’s What It Is and Artistic Education (Accepted for an essay collection on Lynda Barry (Expected date of publication, 2018) Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Editor: Jane Tolmie

“’Jigging away in nothingness’: Knowledge, Language, and Feminine Jouissance in ‘Bliss’ and ‘Psychology’,” Katherine Mansfield and Psychology, Eds. Clare Hanson, Gerri Kimber, W. Todd Martin. Edinburgh: Edinburgh U P (September 2016): 100-112.


“Dispersed Are We: Voice as Technology in Between the Acts,Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 85.1 (Spring 2016): 23-25.


“A Fugue on Camp,” Modernism/modernity, 23.1 (January 2016): 28-36.


“A Voice in the Alethosphere: Analysis and the Discourse of Economics,” Canadian Network for Psychoanalysis and Culture Anthology I (2015) (online)


“‘A Box and Cox Melodrama’: Love, Politics, and Truth in The Revenge for Love,The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies 5 (2014): 95-111.


Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Rebecca Bernstein: Very Pressing Television and Other Imaginary Things, MA thesis, 2016
  • Svitlana Matviyenko: Lacan's Cybernetics, PhD thesis, 2015
  • Mazen Saleh: Jouissance and Being in Lacanian Discourse, MA thesis, 2015
  • Jason D'Aoust: The Orpheus Figure: The Voice in Writing, Music and Media, PhD thesis, 2013
  • Mark Jull: City Limits: A Psychoanalysis of Urbanism and Everyday Life, PhD thesis, 2012
  • Aarnoud Rommens: Antropofagia and Constructive Universalism: A Diptych, PhD thesis, 2012
  • Brendan Bruce: The Subject and the Ghost of Immanence, MA thesis, 2011
  • Ian McCausland: Thinking Where I am (k)not, MA thesis, 2011
  • Jessica Sherman: Israel and Its Discontents, MA thesis, 2009
  • Kieran Aarons: Transcendental Genesis and the Material Event, MA thesis, 2007
  • Matthew Austin: Critical Studies on the Subject, the Genius Figure and Faust, MA thesis, 2006
  • Averil Farrar: Toward a Critical 'Ontology of the Present', MA thesis, 2006
  • Martin McCallum: Trauma and Metaphor: Lacan, Lacapra, and the 'Poetic Spark', MA thesis, 2006
  • Christopher Bundock: Ethics and Writing, MA thesis, 2005
  • Tara Kachroo: Under the Sign of Transparency, MA thesis, 2005
  • Timothy De Vries: Passage Atlas: Benjamin and the Arcades, MA thesis, 2004

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Jan Plug

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Email: jplug@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, English

Research Areas

  • Enlightenment and Idealist philosophy, Romanticism, aesthetics, contemporary theory, including deconstruction and theory of community

Selected Publications

They Have All Been Healed: Reading Robert Walker (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016)

Borders of a Lip: Romanticism, Language, History, Politics (SUNY, 2003)

trans. Jacques Derrida, Eyes of the University: Right to Philosophy 2 (Stanford, 2004)

trans., Jacques Derrida, Who's Afraid of Philosophy?: Right to Philosophy 1 (Stanford, 2002)

trans. Marc Froment-Meurice, That is to Say: Heidegger's Poetics (Stanford, 1998)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Dylan Vaughan: Praesentia Sublimis: Studies in the Differend, MA thesis, 2015
  • Derek Liu: The Almost Nothing of the Unpresentable": the Experience of "My Death" in the thought of Jacques Derrida, MA thesis, 2014
  • Kamran Ahmed: Descartes’ Askesis, MA thesis, 2012
  • Tyler Miller: Comparing Arche-Writing, MA thesis, 2012
  • David Collins: Physical and Artistic Taste in Hegel, Nietzsche and Huysmans, MA thesis, 2006

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Tilottama Rajan

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Email: trajan@uwo.ca

Website: http://publish.uwo.ca/~trajan/
C.V.

Department

Professor, English
Canada Research Chair
Former Director of the Centre for Theory and Criticism
Distinguished University Professor
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

* On sabbatical July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 *

Research Areas

  • German Idealism (Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Schopenhauer), Organizations of Knowledge, (Inter)Disciplinarity, Intellectual History
  • Deconstruction (early Foucault, Derrida, de Man,Blanchot), Post-Structuralism, Phenomenology
  • Romantic literature, philosophy and science

Selected Publications

Romantic Narrative: Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. 324. 
Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology: Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002 (cloth and paper). Pp. Xxi + 363.
The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990 (cloth and paper). Pp. xii + 361.
Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism. Ithaca: Cornell University  Press, 1980 (paperback edition, 1986).  Pp.281.

editor, Mary Shelley, Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (Broadview, 1998)
Nietzsche and Romanticism (special issue of Studies in Romanticism, 1990)
co-editor, Idealism Without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture (SUNY, 2004)
Imagining History Before 1900 (Special issue of PMLA, 2003)
After Poststructuralism: Writing the Intellectual History of Theory (Toronto, 2002)
Romanticism, History, and the Possibilities of Genre (Cambridge, 1998)
Intersections: Nineteenth Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory (SUNY, 1995)
In progress, Reading Hegel Reading Schelling; Encyclopedic Thinking From Idealism to Deconstruction

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Benjamin Woodard, Schelling's Naturalism: Motion, Space, and the Volition of Thought, PhD thesis 2015
  • Andrew Kingston: Hegel's Unconscious: Analyzing Matter in the Philosophy of Nature, MA thesis, 2013
  • Marc Mazur: The Cruelty of Reading: Reading and Writing in the Works of Friedrich Schelling, MA thesis, 2012
  • Malcolm McPherson: Dissident Spaces, MA thesis, 2012
  • Jared McGeough: Romantic Anarche: The Philosophical and Literary Anarchism of William Godwin, PhD thesis, 2011
  • John Vanderheide: Allegory and Apocatastasis, PhD thesis, 2010
  • Mark Asberg: Go On, Give Up: Cynical Aporias, PhD thesis, 2008
  • Shea Coulson: Adorno's Aesthetics of Critique, MA thesis, 2005
  • Andrea Dumbrell: A History of Care in the Work of Michel Foucault, MA thesis, 2005
  • Joshua Lambier: Justice, Community and the Romantic Political Unconscious, MA thesis, 2005
  • Christopher Morrison: Post-Heideggereanism and the Co-Ontological Horizon, MA thesis, 2005
  • Jonathan Murphy: Onto-Epistemology after Metaphysics, MA thesis, 2004
  • Jeremy Proulx: Non-Contemplative Idealism, MA thesis, 2004
  • Elana Commisso, Simulate This! Figurations of Simulacra: The Truth(s) That Belie Representation, MA thesis, January 2003
  • Surti Singh: Negativity in Hegel, MA thesis, 2002
  • John Vanderheide: On Ideology and the Ideological Ritual of Allegory, MA thesis, 2002
  • Heather Snell: Spacing the Event: The Theoretical Performance of Jean Baudrillard, MA thesis, 2000
  • Mark Asberg: Towards a Kantian Ethics of (In)decisive Obligation, MA thesis, 1999
  • Brett Buchanan: Who is Nietzche's Philosophy?: Psychological Remainders of Post-Kantian Anthropology, MA thesis, 1999
  • Neil Gohill: "Spirit" in Schelling's Freedom Essay, MA thesis, 1998
  • John D. Sawicki: Towards a Politics of Apathy: Baudrillard, Bartleby and Adorno, MA thesis, 1997
  • Mark Rozahegy: Levinas and the Architecture of Alterity, MA thesis, 1995
  • William McConnell: Figuring Paul de Man: (Literary) History and the Indeterminacy of the Reading/Writing Subject(s), MA thesis, 1993

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Christine Roulston

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Email: croulsto@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, French; Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Research Areas

  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Deconstruction
  • Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
  • The Epistolary Novel
  • Eighteenth-Century French and British Novel
  • Eighteenth-Century Constructions of Women's Friendship and Sexuality
  • Discourses on marriage
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Selected Publications

"Madame de Graffigny, Zilia et la question du mariage au XVIIIe siècle." Françoise de Graffigny: Femme de lettres des lumières. Ed. David Smith. Paris: Garnier, forthcoming 2018.

"Marriage and Its Queer Identifications in the Anne Lister Diaries." After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century. Eds. Karl Leydecker and Jenny DiPlacidi. London: Pickering and Chatto, forthcoming 2017.

"La théorie Queer: de ses origines aux débats actuels." Loxias Online Journal 53. Nice University, 12 June 2016. URL : http://revel.unice.fr/loxias/index.html?id=8338.

"Marriage, Sexuality and the Meaning of the Wedding Night in Eighteenth-Century France." Heteronormativity in the Eighteenth Century. Eds Ana Boe and Abby Coykendall, Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2014. 59-76.

"'A Thing Perhaps Impossible': The 1811 Woods/Pirie Trial and Its Legacies." Developments in the Histories of Sexualities 1600-1800; In Search of the Normal. Eds. Caroline Gonda and Chris Mounsey, Bucknell University Press, 2013. Pp. 125-144.


"New Approaches to the Queer Eighteenth Century." Literature Compass 10.10 (2013): 761-770.


"The Revolting Anne Lister: the U.K.'s First Modern Lesbian." The Journal of Lesbian Studies: Revolting Bodies: Desiring Lesbians Special Issue, 17:3-4 (Spring 2013): 267-278.


Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 240 pp.


Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Marshall Smith: Touch My Desire, MA thesis, 2011
  • Sara Rodrigues: Vaginal Biopolitics, MA thesis, 2011
  • LindaBeth Nichols: Engendering Heteronormativity: A Critical Analysis of Marriage in the United States as a Discursive Site of Cross-Institutional Practices, MA thesis, 2008
  • Sarah Trimble: Monstrous: Action, Life and Citizenship in Science Fiction, MA thesis, 2007
  • Zahra McDoom: Unsettled Identity: Rhizomes, Home and Diaspora in the West Indies, MA thesis, 2000

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Matthew Rowlinson

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Email: mrowlins@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Chair of Graduate Studies, English

Research Areas

  • Psychoanalysis, material culture, symbolic and economic exchange, rhetoric, nineteenth century poetry and poetics

Selected Publications

“Darwin’s Ideas.” Forthcoming, Marking Time: Evolution and Romanticism, ed. Joel Faflak, (Toronto, 2017)

“History, Materiality and Type in Tennyson's In Memoriam.” In Darwin, Tennyson, and their Readers: Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science, ed. Valerie Purton. (Anthem, 2013). Pp. 35-48.

“Allegory and Exchange in the Waverley Novels.” In Romantic Frictions, ed. Theresa Kelley, (2011). Online in the Romantic Circles Praxis Series. http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/ 10,652 words

“Foreign Bodies: How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom.” Victorian Studies, 52.4 (2010): 535-59

"The Victorian Lyric," in The Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry, (Blackwell, Oxford: 2002)

Real Money and Romanticism (Cambridge: 2010)

"The Thing in the Poem: Maud’s Hymen," differences: a journal of feminist cultural criticism 12 (2001)

"‘The Scotch Hate Gold’: Nation, Identity, and Paper Money," in Nation-States and Money: The Past, Present and Future of National Currencies, (Routledge, London: 1999)

Tennyson's Fixations: Psychoanalysis and the Topics of the Early Poetry (Virginia: 1994)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Elise Thorburn: The Crude and the Abject: A Psychoanalysis of the Oil Economy, MA thesis, 2007

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Scott Schaffer

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Email: sschaff2@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Sociology

Research Areas

  • Contemporary French social theory
  • post-colonial and non-western social theory
  • social ethics
  • resistance and revolution
  • globalization and development
  • key thinkers include Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Bourdieu, Fanon, Mbembe

Selected Publications

Resisting Ethics (2004, Palgrave Macmillan)

“The engagement of social theory: The relationship between critical social theory and everyday life,” forthcoming (2008) in American Behavioral Scientist

“In-Between Days: Intellectual Work and Intelligent Life at the Crossroads,” in Joel Schalit and Megan Shaw Prelinger (eds.), Collective Action: Bad Subjects 1997-2003 (2004, Pluto Books)

“From Bunny Rabbits to Barricades: Strategies of Anti-Capitalist Resistance,” in Joel Schalit (ed.), The Anti-Capitalism Reader: Imagining a Geography of Opposition(2002, Akashic Books)

“Ordinary Atrocities: Toward a Politics of Outrage,” inJournal of Mundane Behavior 3.3 (2002)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • David Miller, Guilty Subjects: The Biopolitical Function of Guilt in Neoliberal States, MA thesis, 2015
  • William Samson: Rights As Praxis, MA thesis, 2011

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Joshua Schuster

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Email: jschust@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, English

Research Areas

  • Modern American Poetry, American Literature, Environmental Theory, Poetics, American Studies, Critical Theory, Animal Studies, Modernism and Modernity

Selected Publications

The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and the Avant-Garde (forthcoming, University of Alabama Press, 2015)

What Is Extinction? A Cultural and Natural History of Last Animals. Current project on the biological, philosophical, cultural, and psychological meanings of extinction

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Sharon Sliwinski

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Email: ssliwins@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • psychoanalytic theory, aesthetics, political theory, visual culture studies, human rights & humanitarianism

Selected Publications

Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017)

Photography and the Optical Unconscious, Eds. Shawn Michelle Smith and Sharon Sliwinski (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017)

The Museum of Dreams (digital project): www.museumofdreams.org

Sexuality in the Time of War, or, How rape became a The Flood of Rights, Eds. Thomas Keenan, Suhail Malik, Tirdad Zolghadr, (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017), Pp. 119-142

Evocative Objects: A Sexual Violence Primer (with a photo essay by Nina Berman) Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, Vol. 7 no. 3 (2016): 477-80

Before the Law, In Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine and Israel, Eds. Vered Maimon and Shiraz Grinbaum (London: Pluto Press, 2016), Pp. 206-213

That Incorrigible Disturber of the Peace, In Entry Points. The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice, No. 1, Ed. Carin Kuoni, (New York: Vera List Center for Art and Politics & Duke University Press, 2015), Pp. 14-22

Inventing Human Dignity, In The Routledge Companion to Human Rights and Literature, Eds. Alexandra Moore and Sophie McClennan (London: Routledge, 2015), Pp. 174-184

Human Rights In Camera, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Jonathan R. Fardy: A Photographer Develops: Reading Robinson, Rejlander, and Cameron, PhD thesis, 2014
  • Claudie Massicotte: Talking Nonsense: Spiritual Mediums and Female Subjectivity in Victorian and Edwardian Canada, PhD thesis, 2013
  • Noel Glover: Shame and the Sharing of Existence, MA thesis, 2012

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Charles Stocking

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Master's membership

Email: cstockin@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, Classical Studies

Research Areas

  • Intersection of Classical Philology and Continental Philosophy
  • Political Thought, Ancient and Modern
  • History and Theory of the Body
  • History of Anthropology
  • Aesthetics
  • Structuralism and "Post-Structuralism"
  • History of Religions

Selected Publications

The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.


"Hesiod in Paris: Justice, Truth, and Power between Past and Present." Arethusa Fall 2017 (Forthcoming)

"The Allure and Ethics of Ancient Aesthetics: Hellenism in the Modern Olympic Movement." Sport: Allure and Ethics. Ed. John Zilcoski. University of Toronto Press (Forthcoming)

“Greek Ideal as Hyperreal: Greco-Roman Sculpture and the Athletic Male Body.” Arion 21.3 (2014): 45-74.

 

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Daniel Vaillancourt

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Email: vaillan@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in French

* On sabbatical January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 *

Research Areas

  • Theories of reading, mystical writings, travel narratives, birth of urbanism and urbanity in 17th century France, philosophy and aesthetics of Deleuze, semiotics

Selected Publications

co-author, Le Roi dans la ville; Anthologie des entrées royales [The King in the City, Anthology of Relations of Royal Entrées (1615-1660)] (Paris, 2001)
guest editor of journal: (in coll. With M.F. Wagner) "Les entrées royales: urbanité et société au XVIIe siècle"[Royal Entries: urbanirty and society in Eaqrly Modern France],XVIIe siècle, Vol.53 , No 3, Aut. 2001
(in coll with M. Randall) "Généalogie de de la figure du Patriote, 1837-1838" [Genealogy of the figura of the Patrriot; 1837-1838],Voix et Images, No 78, Printemps 2001
(in coll. With C. Lavoie) "Sport et Sémiotique" [Sports and Semiotics], Recherches sémiotiques|Semiotic Inquiries, Vol 22, Nos 1-2-3, 2002 in progress, L'Invention d'une capitale: urbanite parisienne et société au XVIIe siècle [The Invention of a Capital: Parisian urbanity an society in Early Modern France]
as an editor, La cérémonie: entre le protocolaire et lIntime

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

  • Matthew Prokopiw: Addiction: the colonization of rituals, MA thesis, 2015
  • Brett Mommersteeg: Space, Territory, Occupy: Towards a Non-Phenomenological Dwelling, MA thesis, 2014
  • M. Curtis Allen: Deleuze Through Wittgenstein: Essays in Transcendental Empiricism, MA thesis, 2014
  • Stephen Gray: Austerity in America, PhD thesis, 2011
  • Jakub Zdebik: The Extraordinary Contraction, PhD thesis, 2007
  • Timothy De Vries: Passage Atlas: Benjamin and the Arcades, MA thesis, 2004
  • Darryl Biedron: Towards a Theory of Tectonic Morphogenesis, MA thesis, 2003
  • Christopher Bradd: On the Fields of Emergence: Towards a Politics of Time, MA thesis, 2001
  • Keith Bresnahan: Nothing, Really: Absence, Negativity, and the Last Word (On Theological Remainders in Post-Heideggerian Thought), MA thesis, 2000

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John Vanderheide

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Email: jvande29@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Department of English at Huron University College

Research Areas

  • Literary and interpretive allegory; Comedy; Transatlantic Modernism and Postwar Literature; Adaptation theory; Deleuze studies

Selected Publications

A Standstill in Desire: Schelling, Nietzsche, Deleuze and the Idea of Eternal Recurrence" Symposium (publication details forthcoming)

Carrying the Fire: Cormac McCarthy's The Road and the Apocalyptic Tradition (Chapter - publication details forthcoming)

Theory and Criticism Theses Supervised

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