Professor Emerita, French & Italian
School of Humanities
PH.D., The Johns Hopkins University
Phone: (949) 824-6554
University of California, Irvine
314 Humanities Hall
Mail Code: 2925
Irvine, CA 92697
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French literature, history, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.
The Interrupted Dialectic: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Their Tragic Other
The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1992).
The Open Boundary of History and Fiction: A Critical Approach to the French Enlightenment
Princeton University Press, (1984).
"The Dialectic and its Aesthetic Other: Hegel and Diderot,"
Modern Language Notes, (December 1986).
"History as Criticism: The Dialogue of History and Literature,"
Diacritics, (Fall 1987).
"Foucault's Response to Freud: Sado-Masochism and the Aestheticization of Power,"
Style, (Fall 1995).
"The Taming of Foucault: New Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and the Subversion of Power,"
New Literary History, (Summer 1997).
"Colonialism, Culture, and Psychoanalysis: Albert Memmi and the Problem of Interiorization," in Culture and the Problem of the Disciplines, edited by John C. Rowe
Columbia University Press, (1998).
"Racine's Politics: The Subject and the Subversion of Power in Britannicus,"
L'Esprit Crèateur, (Spring 1998).
"Kant in Algeria: Lyotard's Philosophy of Affect and La Guerre des Algèriens,"
L'Esprit Crèateur, (Winter 1999).
"Inclusions: Psychoanalysis, Transnationalism, and Minority Cultures" in Minor Transnationalism, Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih, eds., (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005), pp. 27-40.
"Interpellations: From Althusser to Balibar," in Disciplinarity and Practice, eds.Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004), 226-259.