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Jeffrey T. Nealon

Jeffrey T. Nealon

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Philosophy

319 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-3944

Office Hours:

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Professional Bio

I have published widely on contemporary literary and cultural theory, in journals including Critical Inquiry, Cultural Critique, PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, SAQ, and Postmodern Culture.   I am author of Double Reading:  Postmodernism after Deconstruction (Cornell, 1993), Alterity Politics:  Ethics and Performative Subjectivity (Duke, 1998), and The Theory Toolbox (with Susan Searls Giroux, Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), as well as co-editor of Rethinking the Frankfurt School (with Caren Irr, SUNY, 2002).  My latest books, both from Stanford University Press, are Foucault Beyond Foucault:  Power and Its Intensifications since 1984 (2008), and Post-Postmodernism; or, the Cultural Logic of Just-In-Time Capitalism (2012).

My latest book (from Stanford University Press, 2016) takes up the topics of biopower and vegetable life in Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuze & Guattari; it's called Plant Theory.

Areas of Specialization

American Literature After 1900
Contemporary Literature
Theory and Cultural Studies
Visual Culture

Film, contemporary visual culture, visual culture theory