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Frederic Neyrat

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison

neyrat@wisc.edu

 

 

Education

 

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Strasbourg (France), 1998: Title: “Fantasme de la communauté absolue et constitution du politique. Lien et déliaison.” Committee: Jean-Luc Nancy (Chair), Miguel Abensour, Alain Badiou, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Obtained with the mention: “Très Honorable avec félicitations du jury” (highest distinction).

 

M.S.  Political Science (“Communication, Technology, and Power”) Université Paris I, Panthéon – Sorbonne, 1993

 

B.S.   Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Politics and Communication”) Lyon, 1989

 

 

Academic Positions

 

Director of Research

Collège International de Philosophie (Paris), September 2001-June 2007

 

Professor preparing seniors for the Baccalaureate exam in philosophy

Lycée Charlie Chaplin (Lyon), September 2009-June 2011

 

Lecturer in Comparative Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2011-June 2015.

 

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2015-Present

 

 

Honors and Awards

 

Society for the Humanities Fellow, Cornell 2008-2009

 

 

Positions Requiring Scholarly Competence

 

Editorial Board, Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg

 

Editorial Board, Multitudes

 

Editorial Board, Les Cahiers Artaud

 

 

Bibliography

 

Books

 

La Part inconstructible de la Terre. Critique du Géo-constructivisme (2016, Éditions du Seuil).  368 pages. [P] Under contract at Fordham University Press [P].

 

Homo Labyrinthus. Humanisme, antihumanisme, posthumanisme (2015, Editions Dehors). 173 pages.

 

Atopies. Manifeste pour la Philosophie. Editions Nous, « Antiphilosophique Collection » (2014, Editions Nous). 124 pages. Under contract at Fordham University Press [P].

 

Le Communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc Nancy. Paris : Nouvelles Editions Lignes 2013. 72 pages.

 

Clinamen. Flux, absolu et loi spirale (2011, e®e). 215 pages.

 

Le terrorisme, un concept piégé (2011, e®e – a new publishing of Le terrorisme. La tentation de l’abyme (2009, Larousse). 223 pages.

 

Instructions pour une prise d’âmes. Artaud et l’envoûtement occidental. Strasbourg: La Phocide, 2009. 76 pages [P]

 

Biopolitique des catastrophes. La politique sur le qui-vive (2008, MF). 170 pages.

 

L’indemne. Heidegger et la destruction du monde (2008, Sens et Tonka, “Collège International de Philosophie” series). 212 pages. [P]

 

Surexposés. Le Monde, le Capital, la Terre (2005, Lignes – Manifeste). 320 pages.

 

L’image hors-l’image (2003, Leo Scheer). 220 pages.

 

Fantasme de la communauté absolue (2002, L’Harmattan). 429 pages [P]

 

 

Editions and Collections

 

Special Issue Editor, Multitudes, Special Issue on Romanticism

Vol. 55, (May 2014).

 

Special Issue Editor (in collaboration with Yves Citton), Multitudes, “Envoûtements médiatiques”

Vol. 51, (November 2012).

 

Special Issue Editor (in collaboration with Sandra Laugier), Multitudes, “Désobéir à la limite”

Vol. 41, (March 2010).

 

Special Issue Editor (in collaboration with Charles Ruelle), Labyrinthe, “Ecologie = X”

Vol. 30, n°2 (May 2008). [P]

 

Special Issue Editor (in collaboration with Emmanuel Videcoq), Multitudes, “Ecopolitique now !

Vol. 24, (Avril 2006).

 

Special Issue Editor (in collaboration with Jérôme Maucourant), Rue Descartes, “Dernières nouvelles du capital”

Vol. 55, (May 2014).

 

Articles

 

“Planetary Antigones. The Environmental Situation and the Wandering Condition” Qui Parle? 24(3). Forthcoming 2016.

 

“La Matière Sombre. Courte Etude sur les Nouveaux Matérialismes et leur Sombre Revers” Lignes. 2016. 117-130

 

“NO/US. The Nietzschean Democracy of Jean-Luc Nancy” Diacritics 43(4). Forthcoming 2016. 66-87. [P]

 

“The Biopolitics of Catastrophe, or
How to Avert the Past and Regulate the Future” South Atlantic Quarterly 115(2), April 2016. 247-265

 

“Economy of Turbulence. How to Escape from the Global State of Emergency?” Philosophy Today 59(4). Fall 2015. 657-669

 

“Сумеречное воображение: вымысел, миф и иллюзия (Twilight imagination: Fiction, Myth, and Illusion)” Logos n°25 #3, October 2015, 179-196.

 

“La fin du monde ne sera pas télévisée. Étude logique, esthétique et psychologique sur le cinéma apocalyptique” Ecrire l’Histoire (CNRS Editions), 2015.

 

“Le cinéma éco-apocalyptique. Anthropocène, Cosmophagie, Anthropophagie” Communications (CNRS/EHESS – Editions du Seuil), 2015, 67-78. [P]

 

“Critique du géo-constructivisme. Anthropocène et géo-ingénierie” Multitudes, n°56, 2014.

 

“L’imagination crépusculaire. Fictions, mythes et hallucinations” Multitudes, n°48, 2012.

 

“Désajointements. L’existence, son amour et sa haine” Variations, n°15, 2011.

 

“Intact” SubStance, November 2011, 105-114.

 

“The Birth of Immunopolitics” Parrhesia, Issue 10, 2010. 31-38

 

“Avant-propos sur les sociétés de clairvoyance” Multitudes n°40, 2010, 104-111.

 

“Dés-intégrer. Programme philosophique” Rue Descartes n°64, May 2009, 66-75.

 

“Les collectifs asymétriques de la terre” Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg n°24. Que faire de la communauté ?, Strasbourg 2008, 109-131. [P]

 

“Ecologistes, encore un effort pour être antihumanistes. Ecologie, humanisme et capitalisme” Labyrinthe n°30, Paris, Maisonneuve & Larose, 2008.

 

“Civilisation as Crash Test” Caderno Sesc Videobrasil. Vol.4. November 2008. Portuguese version: “A civilização como crash test.”

 

“Résister, c’est percevoir – à propos de They Live de John Carpenter” Rue Descartes, n°53, Paris, PUF, October 2006, 110-115. [P]

 

“Avances sur images” Rue Descartes, n°53, Paris, PUF, October 2006, 15-29. [P]

 

“Heidegger et l’ontologie de la consommation” Rue Descartes n°49, P.U.F., 2005, 8-19. [P]

 

“La surexposition” Rue Descartes n°42, P.U.F., 2003. [P]

 

“L’être et le capital – ontologie et politique deleuziennes” Chimères, n°48, 2002.

 

“Marx: de la production du communisme à la soustraction prolétarienne” Actuel Marx, n°29, PUF., June 2001. [P]

 

 

Chapters in Books:

 

“Nietzsche et la Relance métaphorique” in Alain Jugnon and Dorian Dastor (ed.) Pourquoi nous sommes nietzschéens, Les Impressions Nouvelles, Forthcoming 2016.

 

“Elements for an Ecology of Separation. Beyond Ecological Constructivism” in Erich Hörl and James Burton (ed.) General Ecology. The New Ecological Paradigm. Bloomsbury, Forthcoming 2017. [P]

 

“Occupying the Future. Time and Politics in the Era of Clairvoyance Societies” in Susanne Witzgall, Kerstin Stakemeier (Hg.), Die Gegenwart der Zukunft, Berlin, Zürich: diaphanes, Forthcoming 2016. English version (e-book):  The Present of the Future, e-book, Berlin, Zurich: diaphanes, Forthcoming 2016.

 

“L’alien des alien. Ripley et la Fonction Etrangère” in Métaphysique d’Alien, edited by Jean-Clet Martin, Paris, Leo Sheer, 2014, 97-107.

 

“Le Grand Ecart. L’art au temps du transformisme généralisé” in Plutôt que rien, exhibition catalogue edited by Raphaële Jeune, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, 2012,

 

“Das technologische Unbewußte” in Die technologische Bedingung – Beiträge zur Beschreibung der technischen Welt, (translated by Esther von der Osten and Erich Hörl), edited by Erich Hörl, Frankfurt/Main, Suhrkamp, 2011, 147-178. [P]

 

“Just Ahead. Avant-gardes and Emerging Anticipations” (translated by Vincent Broqua) in What Comes (to us), Dijon, Presses du réel, 2010, 31-35.

 

“The Western Relation: The Politics of Humanism,” in The Politics of Culture: Around the Work of Naoki Sakai, edited by Richard F. Calichman and John Namjun Kim, Routledge, New-York, 2010, 177-191.

 

“Sur le passage de quelques images à travers une assez courte unité de temps. Le cinéma de Guy Debord” in Dérives pour Guy Debord, edited by Jacob Rogozinski and Michel Vanni, Paris, Van Dieren, 2010. [P]
“Le corps du terrorisme” in Vivre en Europe. Philosophie, politique et science aujourd’hui, edited by Bertrand Ogilvie, Diogo Sardinha and Frieder Otto Wolf, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010.

 

“L’anti-humanisme” in Fresh théorie 2, edited by Mark Alizart and Christophe Kihm, Paris, Leo Scheer, 2006, 390-404.

 

“Au pire… Heidegger et le danger de l’être” in Heidegger, le danger et la promesse, edited by G. Bensussan and J. Cohen, Paris, Kimé, 2006. [P]

 

“A Sovereign Game” in Translation, Biopolitics, Colonial Difference, edited by Naoki Sakai and Jon Solomon.  Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2006, 97-108. [p]

 

 

Select Book Reviews

 

Review essay on Géographie de la domination by David Harvey, Revue Internationale des Livres et des Idées, Paris, May 2008.

 

Review essay on Buda’s Wagon – A Brief History of the Car Bomb by Mike Davis, Revue Internationale des Livres et des Idées, September 2007.

 

Review essay on Géographie de la colère : la Violence à l’âge de la globalisation by Arjun Appadurai, Revue Internationale des Livres et des Idées, September 2007.

 

 

Public Presentations

 

Invited Lectures

 

“Cosmophagy. Cinema and the Anthropocene” Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 4 November 2015.

 

“Quelque part dans le monde, ou comment métaboliser l’atopie?” School of Political Studies (Ottawa, Canada). 24 September 2015.

 

“Occupying the Future” Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Munich, Germany). 16 December 2014.

 

“Comment déminer le concept de terrorisme?” Université de Poitiers (France). 19 December 2013.

 

“Theory of Twilight Imagination.” Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz of Berlin. 12 June 2013.

 

“Climatic turn: Ecopolitical Thought and the Avatars of Humanism.” Bochum University. 13 June 2012.

 

“Safeguard: The Ecological thought of Claude Levi-Strauss.” Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota.  6 April 2012.

 

“Politics of Catastrophes.” California Institute of the Arts, organized by Arne De Boever and Martín Plot. 2 December 2011.

 

“Antihumanism:  From Tumai to the Posthuman.” Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota. 11 March 2011.

 

“Ce qui arrive aux images.” Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne). 15 October 2009.

 

“Plutôt que rien.” Ecole supérieure des Beaux-arts (Toulon).  April 2006.

 

“Avances sur images.” E.N.B.A. (Lyon). 11 January 2006.

 

Select Conferences and Talks

 

“Hegemony and Ideology” At the symposium “Thinking with Balibar,” The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University.  13 November 2014.

 

“Is There Any Body Out There?” At the symposium “Nature after Nature,” Kassel. 5 July 2014.

 

“The Empty Box and the Full Body. Inquiry on the Unconstructible Part of the Earth.” At the conference “Imagining Earth,” Bochum. 31 May 2014.

 

“Ecrans de Fumée. Fonctions du Cinéma Eco-Apocalyptique.” At the conference “L’Apocalypse, un imaginaire politique,” University of Bordeaux 3. 30-31 May 2013.

 

“Biopolitics of Catastrophes or How to Avert the Past and Regulate the Future.” At the conference “Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. 3-4 May 2013.

 

“Have we Left Heaven to Angels and Sparrows? Marx and the Dangerous Loop of Self-Production”, MLA conference, Boston, 3-6 January 2013.

 

“Field-Oriented Philosophy. The Atopic Part and Societies of Clairvoyance,” at Millenium Conference – “Materialism and World Politics” (London). Read in abstentia by Garnet Kindervater. 20-22 October 2012.

 

Oikos and Polis. Ecopolitical Thought and the Avatars of Humanism.” University of Wisconsin-Madison. 4 March 2011.

 

“Biopolitics of Catastrophes.” Sawyer Seminar Session “Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present,” University of Wisconsin-Madison. 11 November 2011.

 

“La Grande Conjuration,” at the conference “Où est passée la vérité ? Où est passée la révolution ?” IFB and Arts Santa Mònica (Spain). 14-16 June 2010.

 

“Désajointements,” at the conference “D’abord, la haine,” (Bruxelles).  5-6 June 2010.

 

“La lutte des imaginaires,” at the conference “La pensée et l’action dans le pouvoir,” (Lausanne, Suisse).  23-25 April 2010.

 

“Conjurations,” at the conference “Quel sujet du politique ?” Collège International de Philosophie (Paris).  20 June 2009.

 

Panta Rhei©,” talk at “Water. A Workshop Across the Disciplines.” Cornell’s Society for the Humanities (Ithaca).  10 April 2009.

 

“Des-integration. A Philosophical Operation.” Cornell University. March 2009.

 

“Eros récidive,” at the conference “Mai 68 en quarantaine,” ENS-LSH (Lyon). 22-24 May 2008.

 

“Désublimation explosive,” at the conference “Culture et politique – le différend culturel,” 2 – 7 September 2007.

 

“Sur le passage de quelques images,” at the conference “Guy Debord et la société du spectacle,” University of Strasbourg.  22-24 February 2007.

 

“Empêcher d’exister,” at the conference “Sociétés, États, “terreur” et “terrorisme” – une perspective historique et philosophique,” Paris, 2-4 November 2006.

 

“Qu’en faire ?” at the conference “Effects – reprises de la politique,” Ecole des Mines (Paris).  2-3 June 2006.

 

“Les collectifs asymétriques de la terre,” at the conference “Communauté,” 4-6 Parlement des Philosophes (Strasbourg).  May 2006.

 

“Au pire… Heidegger et le danger de l’être,” at the conference “Heidegger : le danger et la promesse,” (Strasbourg). 30 November-05 December 2004.

 

“EX – ou comment être au dehors à l’ère globale ?” at the conference “L’exclusion démocratique,” University of Strasbourg. 12-13 March 2004.

 

“Souveraineté du monde,” at the conference “Retours à Marx,” Forum for European Philosophy (Paris).  27-28 February 2003.

 

“Ici le monde,” at the conference “Le capital et l’humanité” (Paris).  26-29 September 2002.

 

 

Works in Progress

 

Book

 

Literature and Materialisms. Routledge, 2018. Under contract

   

 

 

 

UW-Madison affiliations

 

Center for Visual Cultures (steering committee)

 

CHE Faculty Associate

 

Madison Performance Philosophy Collective

 

 

Public Humanities Events in UW-Madison

 

“Mise-en-Scène: A Conversation with Alain Badiou and Frédéric Neyrat,” Center for the Humanities, Thursday, 11 December 2014.

 

“Musical Ecologies in a Damaged World,” a workshop around the work of Peter Cusack, Center for Visual Cultures, 23 September 2015.

 

“Dreams, Fictions, and Realities,” a conversation with Bernard Stiegler, Center for the Humanities, 6 October 2015.

 

 

Languages

 

French

 

German (reading knowledge)

 

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