Professor of English
Research and teaching interests:
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century English and American literatures; Victorian novel; literary and cultural theory; philosophy and literature; comparative literature; cultural studies; gender studies.
The Theorist’s Mother: Origination from Marx to Derrida (forthcoming). On family scenes and figurations of maternity in the canon of critical theory.
Ventriloquisms: On the Literature of Politics (forthcoming). On the throwing of voice, the possibility of fiction, and the limits of identity politics.
Re-Marx: Life, In Theory (forthcoming). On Karl Marx’s disavowal of his literary juvenilia and its implications for the practice of political criticism.
Editor, The Philosopher and his Poor by Jacques Rancière, trans. John Drury, Corinne Oster and Andrew Parker (Durham: Duke UP, 2004).
Co-Editor (with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), Performativity and Performance (New York: Routledge, 1995).
Co-Editor (with Mary Russo, Doris Sommer, and Patricia Yaeger), Nationalisms and Sexualities (New York: Routledge, 1992).
Updated October 2005