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Verena Conley

Director of Graduate Studies

Long-Term Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages and Literature

Research Fields: Critical and Cultural Theory; Politics and Aesthetics; Ecology and Technology; Contemporary Fiction and Film.

Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Books: Nancy Now. Ed. With Irving Goh (2013); Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World Space in French Cultural Theory (2012); Littérature, politique et communisme: Lire “Les Lettres françaises,” (1942-1972) (2005); Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Theory (2007); Rethinking Technologies, ed. (1993; 1997); Hélène Cixous (1992); Hélène Cixous: Reading with Clarice Lispector, ed. Trans. & introduced (1990); Hélène Cixous: Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector and Tsvetaeva. Ed. Trans. & introduced (1991); Hélène Cixous: Writing the Feminine (1984; expanded edition, 1991).

Creative Book: The War against the Beavers (2003; 2005).

Major Publications:
Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought (Routledge, 1997)
Rethinking Technologies, edited book (Minnesota, 1993)
Hélène Cixous (Toronto, 1991)
Writing the Feminine: Hélène Cixous (Nebraska, 1984; revised paperback edition, 1992)
Hélène Cixous, Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector and Tsvetaeva(Minnesota, 1991)
Hélène Cixous, Reading with Clarice Lispector, edited translation with an introduction (Minnesota, 1990)
The War Against the Beavers (Minnesota, 2003)

Recent Articles: “Chaosmopolis,” Theory of Culture and Society 19, 1-2 (2002), special issue on “Cosmopolis,”185-198. “Processual Practices,” Southern Atlantic Quarterly, 100.2 (Spring 2001), special number on Michel de Certeau, 483-500. “The Passenger: Paul Virilio,” Theory of Culture and Society 16, 5-6 (October-December 1999); reprinted in Paul Virilio (Sage, 2000). “Whither the Virtual: Slavoj Zizek and Cyberfeminism,” in Angelaki, Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 4. 2 (1999), 129-137. “Becoming Woman Now,” in Deleuze and Feminist Theory, Ian Buchanan and Claire Colebrook eds. (Edinburgh, 2000), 18-37. “Hommage à Hélène Cixous,” in H.C., Croisées d’une oeuvre (Galilée, 2001), 343-352.

Ecopolitics: The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought

Verena Conley

January 1996