I like to teach. My topics range from literary and film theories to modern and contemporary literatures and the interpenetrations of literary and philosophical discourse.
I like to think then write critically. I’ve done so, pretty extensively, on Jean-François Lyotard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras, Marcel Duchamp and Michel Deguy. My most recent book is Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics (Continuum, 2010), which is being translated into French and will be published in 2013 with MetisPresses in Geneva. I’m also a major contributor (and the only Unitedstatesean) to the critical edition of the Œuvres complètes of Marguerite Duras in the prestigious Pléiade collection at Éditions Gallimard.
I like to translate too. And although I haven’t done much of that recently, I’ve translated Lyotard, Deguy, Derrida, Ricoeur, Foucault and other French thinkers.
Finally, I like to be in charge of new things. I was a Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, from 2001 until 2007, and I’m delighted to be one of CAT’s first chairs.
1988 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
Appointed to Stony Brook in French (Department of French and Italian), 1988.
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Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.
Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.
Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.
Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.
StudentsBeth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.