- Associate Professor
- Bea Wood Hall
|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||Associate Professor||08/01/2022|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor||08/01/2017||08/01/2022|
|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|
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.
2023. "Plastic Passages: Between Philosophy and Literature, for example." American Comparative Literature Association. Chicago, IL. March 16-19.
2022. "Reading Exclusion: Destructive Plasticity and Social Emergency." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 11-13.
2022. "Indifferences: Social Emergency as Coded Text." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Albuquerque, NM. October 13-15.
2022. "Belonging: James Baldwin on Love, Literature, and the Possibility of Protest." Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. Dekalb, IL. April 8.
2021. "Outside: A Language that Saves." Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Online. April 9-11.
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. El Paso, TX. October 10-12.
2019. "Is there Post-Violence Literature?" Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Washington, DC. March 7-10.
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.
2022. "Thirst: A Critique of Post-Violence Literature." Texas A&M University. December 5.
2022. "On the Generation of Catherine Malabou's Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion." University of California, Irvine. June 2.
2022. "Thinking on Our Feet: Crisis, Consent, and Proportional Footsteps in Namita Goswami's Subjects That Matter." Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. Baltimore, MD. January 7.
2021. "Pardon the Cliche." Times of Pardon/Forgiveness. University of California, Riverside. December 9.
2021. "Teetering on the Brink: On What Can and Cannot be Given." Derrida's 'Given Time' in Three Times: 1978-79, 1991, 2021. Texas A&M University. November 11.
2021. "Inheriting Faulkner Today." Lyon College. September 17.
2020. "Pandemic Plato: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Republic." CUNY Hostos. August 27.
2019. "Surviving Survival: On the Aspiration of Post-Violence Literature." Critical Concepts International Working Group. Mexico City, Mexico. July 23-26.
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.
Authored Articles, Chapters, and Reviews
2022. "On the Catastrophe of Sartre's Faulknerian Boredom." College Literature 49, no. 2, pp. 257-286.
2022. "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, pp. 193-218.
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.
2021. 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.
2018. 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.
2022. Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion by Catherine Malabou, ed. Tyler M. Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.