Anne O'Byrne

Anne O'Byrne

Associate Professor
Doctoral Program Director
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1999

Harriman Hall 252
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Anne.O'Byrne@stonybrook.edu


Anne O'Byrne's field of research is 20th century and contemporary European philosophy. From her dissertation, "Who are we?": Plurality and the Questioning of Philosophy, to her present project of natality (the existential condition of having been born) and finitude, her work has been at the intersection of ontology and politics. In her articles she investigates the political and ontological questions that arise around embodiment ("The Politics of Intrusion" in The New Centennial Review), gender ("The Excess if Justice" in International Studies in Philosophy), labor ("Symbol, Exchange and Birth" in Philosophy and Social Criticism) and pedagogy ("Pedagogy without a Project" in Studies in Philosophy and Education) using the work of authors such as Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean Baudrillard and Julia Kristeva. O'Byrne also maintains an interest in Irish Studies and has written philosophical work concerning the functioning of sovereignty in Northern Ireland and the inheritance of the Irish language. At Stony Brook and while on faculty at Hofstra University (1999-2007) she has taught courses in feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy and the Holocaust, modernity and post-modernity, existentialism, phenomenology, and Nietzsche.

Book Publication Announcement

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Professor Anne O'Byrne's translation of Jean-Luc Nancy's Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality has been published by Fordham University Press.

Articles

Umbilicus: Toward a Hermeneutics of Generational Difference [PDF]

Heidegger after Brennan
[PDF]

Nancy's Materialist Ontology [PDF]

Pedagogy without a Project- Arendt and Derrida on Teaching, Responsibility and Revolution [PDF]

Symbol, Exchange and Birth - Towards a Theory of Labour and Relation [PDF]

The Excess of Justice - Timaeus and Aristophanes on Sex and the City [PDF]

The God Between [PDF]

The Politics of Intrusion [PDF]

Traumatized Sovereignty [PDF]

Utopia is Here-Revolutionary Communities in Baudrillard and Nancy [PDF]

Upcoming Events

Spring 2016 Colloquia

 

Collegium Workshop: Adam Israel

February 12th
3:00-5:00 pm

 

Faculty/Student Research Colloquium:
Prof. Gabrielle Jackson and Brendan Conuel

February 24th
1:00-3:00 pm

 

Lecture: Katja Vogt

February 25th
4:00 pm

 

Silverman Award Lecture: Harrison Fluss

March 10th
4:30 pm

 

PhD Recruitment Roundtable

March 23rd
2:30 pm

 

Karen Burke Lecture: Sabrina Hom

March 24th

 

Graduate Colloquium: 
Jennifer Carter and Catherine Carol

March 30th
1:00 pm

Lecture: Zhang Ji, Visiting Scholar

April 7th
4:00 pm

 

Faculty/Student Research Colloquium: 
Prof. Jeff Edwards and Soren Whited

April 27th
1:00 pm

 

Bodies and Race Symposium

May 5th and 6th

Department of Philosophy      Harriman Hall 213, Stony Brook, NY 11794     Phone: (631) 632-7570
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