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 Robert Harvey

Distinguished Professor
Recipient of the President's & Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996
Ph.D. – University of California, Berkeley – 1988
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  • 20th- & 21st-century literatures in French, critical theory, history of ideas, relations between philosophical & literary discourse.
  • Literature & the arts, film & theory of film, sexuality & literature, terror & surveillance.

In my teaching, I range from literary & film theories to modern & contemporary literatures and the interpenetrations of literary & philosophical discourse. I’ve written extensively on Jean-François Lyotard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras, Marcel Duchamp, Michel Deguy, Georges Didi-Huberman… Besides the aforementioned, my theoretical underpinnings bear such names as Frankfurt School, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault… I have translated Lyotard, Deguy, Derrida, Foucault, Ricœur…

Among my most recently published books are Witnessness: Beckett, Levi, Dante and the Foundations of Ethics (Continuum, 2010), which appeared in French as Témoignabilité (MetisPresses, 2015), Les Écrits de Marguerite Duras (Éditions de l’Imec, 2009), and De l’exception à la règle (Éditions Lignes, 2006) on usa Patriot Act. I was a major co-editor of Marguerite Duras’ Œuvres complètes in the prestigious Pléiade edition at Gallimard.

I recently completed a book about heterotopias and ethics, entitled Sharing Common Ground, to be published in early 2017 by Bloomsbury.

From 2001 until 2007, I was Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris.

Here is my professional homepage.

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