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'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
Professor Anne O'Byrne's translation of Jean-Luc Nancy's Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality has been published by Fordham University Press.
Heidegger after Brennan [PDF]
The God Between [PDF]
Traumatized Sovereignty [PDF]
Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression
Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
"Envelopes of Flesh"
"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"
“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”
“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"