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Dr. Tyler M. Williams

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Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Philosophy
Location
Bea Wood Hall
Room
236
Institution Degree Graduation Date
State University of New York at Buffalo Ph.D. in Comparative Literature 2016
State University of New York at Buffalo M.A. in Comparative Literature 2011
DePaul University B.A. in Philosophy and English 2008
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 08/01/2017
Niagara University Senior Lecturer in Philosophy 08/22/2016 06/02/2017
Canisius College Adjunct Professor, Honors College 08/20/2016 06/02/2017
Canisius College Adjunct Professor of Philosophy 08/24/2015 06/02/2017

Edited Books

Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion by Catherine Malabou, ed. Tyler M. Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2022.

Book Translations

The Trial of Hatred: An Essay on the Refusal of Violence by Marc Crepon, trans. D. J. S. Cross and Tyler M. Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2021.

The Vocation of Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence by Marc Crepon, trans. D. J. S. Cross and Tyler M. Williams. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2018.

Authored Articles, Chapters, and Reviews

2021. "The Life of the Tattoo: Subcutaneous Surveillances and the Economy of Stigmatization." in Tattooed Bodies: Theorizing Body Inscription Across Disciplines and Cultures, ed. James Martell and Erik Larsen. Palgrave. Forthcoming

2021. "On the Catastrophe of Sartre's Faulknerian Boredom." College Literature. Forthcoming.

2020. "Derrida and the Censorship of Literature." CR: New Centennial Review 20, no. 1, pp. 1-22.

2020. Review of This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom by Martin Hagglund (Pantheon, 2019). Critical Inquiry 46, no. 4, pp. 940-942.

2019. "Following Catherine Malabou." Review of Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou by Brenna Bhandar and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, eds. (Duke University Press, 2015). boundary 2 online.

2018. "First Violence: Marc Crepon's Faith in Literature ('if there is any')." CR: The New Centennial Review 18, no. 1, pp. 47-70.

2015. "Joyce Matters for Derrida." Review of Derrida and Joyce: Texts and Contexts by Andrew Mitchell and Sam Slote, eds. (SUNY Press, 2013). theory@buffalo 18, pp. 117-121.

2015. "How Faulkner Means Everything He Says: An Essay on James Baldwin's Politics of Intentionality." CR: The New Centennial Review 15, no. 3, pp. 49-64.

2013. "Plasticity, In Retrospect: Changing the Future of the Humanities." diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism 41, no. 1, pp. 6-25.

Articles Translated

2020. "The Invention of Singularity in School" by Marc Crepon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 24, no. 2, pp. 467-483.

2019. "Precarity: The Condition of Labor and Employment" by Marc Crepon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism 47, no. 1, pp. 80-95

2015. "Men and Animals" by Marc Crepon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. theory@buffalo 18, pp. 23-47.

2012. "Darwin and the Social Destiny of Natural Selection" by Catherine Malabou. Translated with Lena Taub. theory@buffalo 16, pp. 145-157. 

Presentations

2021. "Outside: A Language that Saves." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Online. April 9-11.

2020. "Pandemic Plato: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Republic." CUNY Hostos. August 27.

2020. "Literature, the Idiom, and the Totalitarian Fable." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Chicago, IL. March 19-22. [Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic]

2019. "Derrida, Democracy, and Literature: Strange Institutions." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting. El Paso, TX. October 10-12.

2019. "Surviving Survival: On the Aspiration of Post-Violence Literature." Critical Concepts International Working Group. Mexico City, Mexico. July 23-26.

2019. "Is there Post-Violence Literature?" Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Washington, DC. March 7-10.

2018. "Monstrous Intimacy in Frankenstein: An Oedipal Fantasy." Midwestern State University. Hosted by the Moffett Library Books2Film series. October 30.

2018. "The Confederacy and Other Ruins: On the Catastrophe of Tradition." Midwestern State University. Hosted by the Philosophy Club. April 17.

2017. "Literary Violence and the Secrecy of Belonging." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Utrecht, Netherlands. July 6-9.

2015. "James Baldwin and the Writer's Vocation." Annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Durham, NC. November 13-16.

2015. "On Tradition and Ruin: The Southerner in the Peloponnesian War." Annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 30-May 2.

2014. "Heirs, Faithfully Unfaithful." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York, NY. March 20-23.

2013. "The Time of Trauma in Faulkner's Matter and Memory." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 4-7.

2012. "Faulkner's Politics of Dust: Literature at What Point?" Faulkner and West Point at Fifty. United States Military Academy. West Point, NY. April 19-20.

2012. "Derrida's Faulkner." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Providence, Rhode Island. March 29-April 1.

2010. "God Is Not Your Friend: Intimacy and Omniscience in Derrida's Critique of Sovereignty." Intimacy: Technologies of Feeling and Fantasy. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin. October.

2009. "Plasticity and Rigidity at Heidegger's Poetic/Mechanical Border." Machines and Machinations. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. September.