Witnessness
May 2014
I teach courses in modern and contemporary literature, philosophy, and theory as well as film. Most of my research is conducted at the crossroads of literary and philosophical discourse. I've written on Samuel Beckett, Primo Levi, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras,
and Marcel Duchamp and have translated Lyotard, Michel Deguy, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Paul Ricœur, and other French thinkers. My more recent publications are linked to the images of book covers to the left. The latest book, Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics, was published by Continuum in October 2010 and its translation into French will appear with MetisPresses in early 2015.

In Spring 2015, I will lead a seminar on Theories of Comparative Literature (CLT 501) and should be finishing the first draft of a book entitled
"Common Grounds" (on "zones" & "spaces otherwise"),
while chairing for one last semester.
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