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Claire Colebrook

Claire Colebrook

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Philosophy, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Honors Adviser
(814) 865-6413
108 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Claire Colebrook

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Office Hours: By Zoom or in person: Monday 12-1, Wednesday 12-1.  Or by appointment.  Please email and we can set up a time in person or via zoom:

Curriculum Vitae


Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne, 1987)
Bachelor of Letters (Australian National University, 1989)
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Edinburgh, 1993)

Professional Bio

Claire Colebrook is the author of New Literary Histories (Manchester UP, 1997), Ethics and Representation (Edinburgh UP, 1999), Deleuze: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum 1997), Gilles Deleuze (Routledge 2002), Understanding Deleuze (Allen and Unwin 2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (Nebraska UP, 2002), Gender (Palgrave 2003), Irony (Routledge 2004), Milton, Evil and Literary History (Continuum 2008), Deleuze and the Meaning of Life (Continuum 2010), and William Blake and Digital Aesthetics (Continuum 2011).  She co-authored Theory and the Disappearing Future with Tom Cohen and J. Hillis Miller (Routledge 2011), and co-edited Deleuze and Feminist Theory with Ian Buchanan (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), Deleuze and History with Jeff Bell (Edinburgh 2008), Deleuze and Gender with Jami Weinstein (Edinburgh UP 2009) and Deleuze and Law (Palgrave) with Rosi Braidotti and Patrick Hanafin.  She is the co-editor, with Tom Cohen, of a series of monographs for Open Humanities Press: Critical Climate Change. She has written articles on visual culture, poetry, literary theory, queer theory and contemporary culture.  She recently completed two books on Extinction for Open Humanities Press: The Death of the Posthuman, and Sex After Life, and has co-authored (with Jason Maxwell) Agamben (Polity, 2015) and (with Tom Cohen and J.Hillis Miller) Twilight of the Anthropocene Idols (Open Humanities Press, 2016). Her most recent book is Who Would You Kill to Save the World? (Nebraska UP, 2023). She is now completing a book on fragility (of the species, the archive and the earth).

Areas of Specialization

Visual Culture

Deleuze and the visual arts, film