- 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|
2022. Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion by Catherine Malabou, ed. Tyler M. Williams. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
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.
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.
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.
2022. "Reading Exclusion: Destructive Plasticity and Social Emergency." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 11-13. (Upcoming)
2022. "Indifferences: Social Emergency as Coded Text." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Albuquerque, NM. October 13-15. (Upcoming)
2022. "On the Generation of Catherine Malabou's Plasticity: The Promise of Explosion." University of California, Irvine. June 2.
2022. "Belonging: James Baldwin on Love, Literature, and the Possibility of Protest." Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. Dekalb, IL. April 8.
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.
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.