Hire Date: 2003
PhD Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania (2003)
MA Film Studies, University of Iowa (1997)
MA English, University of Minnesota (1995)
BA English, University of Michigan (1991)
Principal Areas of Expertise
Theory: Philosophy and Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis; Narrative Theory and Aesthetics
Cinema: Film and Genre Theory; Classical Hollywood and Post-Classical American Cinema
Literature: Postwar American Fiction; Postcolonial Literature
Honors, Awards, Grants, Fellowships
|2010-13||Australian Research Council Grant for Film/Philosophy ($150,000)|
|2009||University Research Council Subvention Grant|
|2008-10||Grant for Interdisciplinary Iniatives, Critical Speakers Series|
|2007-8||John Hope Franklin Foundation Fellowship, Duke University|
|2008||Student Undergraduate Teaching Award (SUTASA)|
|2007||Association of Graduate English Students, Mentoring Award|
|2007||Center for European Studies Faculty/Student Research Award|
|2007||University Research Council, Junior Faculty Development Award|
|2007||UNC Small Grant Award|
|2006||Spray Randleigh Faculty Fellowship|
COMPLETED BOOK MANUSCRIPTS
Powers of the False: Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy
An analysis of Gilles Deleuze's mode of philosophical expression, tracing the question of style in light of his critique of representation and his turn toward alternate modes of thinking and writing.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
The Film/Philosophy Reader
(edited with Elena Oxman)
A broad-based anthology that brings together the vast history of philosophical writings on the cinema, from the first considerations of the medium to the most recent work of cognitive and continental philosophers.
Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Cinema: Powers of the False, Volume II
An analysis of Gilles Deleuze’s fabulation of cinematographic concepts, posing the philosophy of cinema as the efflorescence of a Naturphilosophie (optioned University of Minnesota Press).
Chinatown: Cinema, Capital, History
An original monograph on Roman Polanski’s legendary neo-noir, which reads the detective story in light of the history of the genre, the history of Los Angeles, and the history of capitalism (committed to University of Minnesota Press, contract forthcoming).
The Brain is the Screen: Deleuze and the Philosophy of the Cinema.
Editor, also responsible for introduction, contribution (“Cinema Year Zero”), and partial translation. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000; second edition, 2002; third edition 2005). Reviewed in Screen (Winter 2002), Film-Philosophy (Fall 2001), Film Criticism (Fall 2001). Korean Translation by Sung-Soo Park (YeeSaw Publishing, 2003).
“The Subject of Chaos” in Deleuze, Science, and the Force of the Virtual, ed. Peter Gaffney (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010). (7500 words)
“Deleuze’s Platonism” in The Deleuze Heritage Collection, ed. Graham Jones and John Roffe (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2009). (7500 words)
“Sci Phi” in Producing the New: Deleuze, Guattari, and Contemporary Life ed. Simon O’Sullivan and Stephen Zepke (London: Continuum, 2008). (5000 words)
“Losing Face” (with Elena Oxman) in Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema, ed. Ian Buchanan and Patricia MacCormack (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2008). (6000 words)
“The Politics of Non-Being” in Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues, ed. Peta Malins and Anna Hickey-Moody (London: Palgrave, 2007). (4000 words)
“Transcendental Aesthetics: Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Space.” Deleuze and Space, ed. Ian Buchanan and Gregg Lambert (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2005). (5000 words)
“Film Studies.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism, ed. Victor Taylor and Charles Winquist (London: Routledge Press, 2001): 125-131. (5000 words)
“Osvaldo Romberg’s Periodic Table” in Searching for Romberg: Art and Interactivity in the Work of Osvaldo Romberg, ed. Aaron Levy (Philadelphia: Slought Books, 2001): 23-34. (4000 words)
“Towards a Fourth (or Minor) Cinema” in Discourse (forthcoming).
“Ten Propositions on the Brain” (with Gregg Lambert). Pli: Warwick Journal of Philosophy (vol. 16, 2005). (4000 words)
“Oedipa Crisis: Paranoia and Prohibition in The Crying of Lot 49.” Pynchon Notes 40-41 (1997): 41-63. Reprinted in Thomas Pynchon, ed. Harold Bloom and David Kress (New York: Chelsea House Publications, 2003). (8000 words)
“Gilles Deleuze, filósopho do futuro” in Educação Temática Digital (Vol. 10: 2, 2008). (4300 words)
“The Future of Utopia” in Symplokē (Vol. 14, 2006). (6000 words)
“Present Imperfect, Future Unknown: The Dilemma of Contemporary Theory.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. #4.2 (2003). (http://www.jcrt.org/archives/04.2/flaxman.shtml) (6000 words)
“Five Propositions on the Brain (Or, the Image of Kubrick)” (with Gregg Lambert). Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory: Cinema and the Brain #2.02 (2002). (www.artbrain.org/journal.html) (2000 words)
“How to Do Things with Lacan: The Real Cause of J.L. Austin’s Theory of Speech Acts.” Spectator 16:2 (1998): 24-34. (7000 words)
ARTICLES AND TALKS ON THE WEB
"Five Propositions on the Brain (Or, the Image of Kubrick)" (with Gregg Lambert).
Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory: Cinema and the Brain #2.02 (2002) (2000 words)
"Present Imperfect, Future Unknown: The Dilemma of Contemporary Theory." The Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory. #4.2 (2003) (6000 words)
"The Civilization of Cinema"
The University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with Slought Network, November 2004.
Classes Designed and Taught
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
ENGL 661 Psychoanalysis and Schizoanalysis
ENGL 680 Seminar on Cinema and Pedagogy
ENGL 862 Seminar on Utopia
ENGL 735 Proseminar on American Literature 1870-Present
ENGL 216 Proseminar on American Literature, 1870-Present
ENGL 141 Introduction to Theory: Truth and Lying
ENGL 291 Introduction to Semiotics: Symptoms and Signs
ENGL 391 The Anthropology of Power
ENGL 580 Introduction to Film Theory
CMPL 131 Introduction to Comparative Literature
ENGL 262 Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 27 Reading the Romantic Comedy
ENGL 27 The Western in Film and Literature
ENGL 27 Reading the Romantic Comedy
ENGL 42/142 Film Criticism
ENGL 49 Honors Seminar on Secrecy and Conspiracy
ENGL 90 Introduction to Cultural Studies
Department of English
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
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