Juliet Flower MacCannell

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Professor Emeritus, English
School of Humanities
Graduate Research Professor, UC Berkeley (1997)
Consulting Graduate Professor, Stanford University (2000)
B.A., University of California, Riverside, Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1971, The Autobiography of the Fictional Self: Rousseau Juge de Jean-Jacques
M.A., Cornell University, 1965, English Literature
Phone: (949) 824-6406
Fax: (949) 824-6416
Email: jmaccan@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
243 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2651
Irvine, CA 94549
Research Interests
Rousseau, Freud, Lacan, Psychoanlysis and Cultural and Critical theory (film, art, architecture, law); Enlightenment to Modern French literature and philosophy (Rousseau, Stendhal, Duras); contemporary art, political thought.
Academic Distinctions
Woodrow Wilson; Irvine Faculty Fellow (twice); Artist in
Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts; Artist in
Residence, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston and
Engelhard Foundation, Fellow, Advanced Study Center,
International Studies Institute, U. of Michigan,Pi Delta
Phi French National Honor Society
Honorary Professor, Scandinavian Summer University, 1998
Hilliard Distinguished Professor (visiting), University of Nevada Reno, Spring 2004, Second Annual Cassal Lecturer in French, Institute for Advanced Study in Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, June 2006
Membership, IGRS London University, 2007
Visiting Graduate Professor at UC Berkeley (Rhetoric)
1997; Visiting Graduate Professor at Stanford University
(French and Comparative Literature) 2000.
Honorary Professor, IGRS, Institute for Advanced Study, U of London 2009
Hilliard Visiting Professor, U of Nevada Reno, 2004
School of San Francisco; Graduate School of Human
Behavior and Wright Institute, Berkeley
Research Abstract
Ethics in contemporary art , films, literature, and critical theory. Author of 60+ articles on such diverse matters as Space (Las Vegas, Sophie Calle, Cape Fear, architecture and psychoanalysis); the Law (Violence, Love, Perversion); Literary Theory (Benjamin, Bakhtin, Derrida, De Man, Kristeva, J. Hillis Miller); the aesthetics of film and video (Shadow of a Doubt, The Naked City, et al.); Politics :(Eichmann, Sade, Clinton, Rousseau; Butler, Zizek, Laclau); Freud, Lacan, Badiou. Articles in Third Text, Cultural Critique, Qui Parle, New Formations, Sites, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, PMLA, MLN, Umbr(a), Performance Research, Studies in Romanticism, Diacritics, Discourse, Semiotica, (a), Topoi, JPCS, Literature and Psychology, Strategies, Cardozo Law Review,
Author: The Hysteric's Guide to the Future Female
Subject, University of Minnesota Press, 2000
Author: The Regime of the Brother: After the Patriarchy,
London: Routledge 1991
Author: Figuring Lacan: Criticism and the Cultural
Unconscious, Routledge and Nebraska, 1986 (Critics
of the Twentieth Century Series)
Contributing Editor, The Critical Dictionary of Feminism
and Psychoanalysis, Blackwell ( Ed. Elizabeth
Wright) 1992
Translator, The Terrible but Unfinished Story of
Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, from the
French original play by Hélène Cixous, U Nebraska
Press, (European Women Writers Series) 1993
Editor, The Other Perspective in Gender and Culture,
Columbia University Press (Irvine Studies in the
Humanities) 1990
Editor, Thinking Bodies, Stanford U. Press, (Irvine
Studies in the Humanities), 1993
Editor, (a): the journal of culture and the unconscious,
Editor, Femininity and Jouissance in the Politics of
Postmodernity, Topoi, 1993
co-author, The Time of the Sign: a Semiotic
Interpretation of Modern Culture 1982 (in Spanish also)
Professional Societies
Modern Language Association
California Psychoanalytic Circle (co-chair)
Other Experience
SomArts Gallery 1998—--
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