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Roy Sellars

  • Universitetsparken 1

    6000 Kolding


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Roy Sellars Curriculum vitae

Permanent address: English programme, Dept. of English, Danish and Design, University of Southern DenmarkTel.:(+45) 65501455Fax:(+45) 65501092 E-mail:roy@ko.sdu.dkEducation and degrees: 1983-89St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (Exhibition/Scholarship) 1986B. A., English (First) 1994M. A.1989D. Phil., English (Thesis: Bloom, Freud, and Milton: Misprision, Psychoanalysis, and the Question of the Text, vi+366pp.)Positions held:1987-89Undergraduate tutor, Oxford, GB1989-91Leverhulme fellow for postdoctoral research, Philipps-Universität Marburg, FRG1991-96Assistant avec doctorat, Dept. of English, Université de Genève, CH1996-97Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, USA1997-98Acting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Cornell1998-99Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, National University of Singapore1999-Lektor (Associate Professor), Dept. of English, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, DK2005-06Research fellow, The Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, USA2009-Research assistant, Dept. of English, HSG, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandPublications: “Harold Bloom zur Einführung” (in German). Fragmente 37 (1991): 189-212. “Theory on the Toilet: A Manifesto for Dreckology.” Angelaki 2.1 (1995): 179-96. “John Milton” (in French). Encyclopédie du protestantisme. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 1995. 2nd edition, forthcoming. “Milton’s Wen.” Prose Studies 19.3 (1996): 221-37. Awarded Hanford prize for Best Article 1996 by Milton Society of America. “Text and Dreck in the Novels of Tom Sharpe.” L’exil et l’allégorie dans le récit anglophone contemporain. Ed. Michel Morel. Paris, Messene, 1997. 49-59, 166-67. “‘As If His Mouth Were Full of Dough:’ Lewis Carroll and the Gagging of Metaphysics.” Lewis Carroll: Jeux et enjeux critiques. Ed. Michel Morel. Nancy: Nancy UP, 2003. 89-105. “Free Association Revisited: Freud, Adorno and the Gift of the Gab.” Angelaki 9.1 (2004): 203-12. “Rhetoric.” Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2006): 39-40. “Educational Remains: Back to School with Hegel (and Adorno).” Parallax 12.3 (2006): 43-50. “Spend, Spend, Spend: Expenditure and Waste in Hegel, Bataille, Derrida.” Fiction and Economy. Ed. Valeria Wagner and Susan Bruce. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007. 152-66. “Preface: Harold Bloom and Critical Responsibility” (with Graham Allen). The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom. Ed. Roy Sellars and Graham Allen. Cambridge: Salt, 2007. xiii-xxiv. “Harold Bloom, (Comic) Critic.” The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom. Ed. Roy Sellars and Graham Allen. Cambridge: Salt, 2007. 255-89. “‘Wallowing in the Rubbish of Departed Ignorance’: Poetic Knowledge in Peacock, Wordsworth and Adorno.” European Journal of English Studies 11.3 (2007): 301-13. “The Fawlty Rhetoric of National Character” (with Henrik Lassen). European Journal of English Studies 13.3 (2009): 319-31. “A Dangerous Perhaps: Peer Review as Friendship.” Hospitality. Ed. Michael Corris, et al. Transmission Annual. London: Artwords, 2010. 228-29. “Waste and Welter: Derrida’s Environment.” Oxford Literary Review 32.1 (2010): 37-49. “Agonistics,” “Dream-work” and “Figure.” The Lyotard Dictionary. Ed. Stuart Sim. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011. Co-editing of: Angelaki 3.2 (1998), The Love of Music. Co-editing (with Per Krogh Hansen) of: K&K 99 (2005), special issue on Jacques Derrida (in Danish). Co-editing (with Graham Allen) of: The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom. Cambridge: Salt, 2007. ISBN 187685720X. Book reviews published in Notes and Queries, Review of English Studies, Textual Practice, K&K (in Danish); review in Notes and Queries 237 (1992) republished in: Gale’s Contemporary Literary Criticism 141 (2001).

Translation from German (with introduction) of: Jentsch, Ernst. “On the Psychology of the Uncanny (1906).” Angelaki 2.1 (1995): 7-16. Revised and republished in Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties, ed. John Jervis and Jo Collins (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008), 216-28. ISBN 0230517714. Co-translation from German (with Anthony Wall) of: Lachmann, Renate. Memory and Literature: Intertextuality in Russian Modernism. Introd. Wolfgang Iser. Theory and History of Literature 87. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 (xxv+436pp.). ISBN 0816629072. “Apocalypse Now” (poem). Tuba (London) 1993. Contribution to “Forum: Special Topic on the Job Market” (a response to Robert C. Holub). Profession 95 (MLA, New York) 1995: 105-06. “Bill Readings” (obituary). Angelaki 2.1 (1997): 22.

Research areas

  • Philosophy and Cognition
  • The Problem of the External World
  • Skepticism
  • Philosophy of Language
  • The Concept of Knowledge
  • Ethics in Ancient Greek and Rome
  • History of Ethics
  • Philosophy of Organisation and Management
  • Ancient Philosophy (e.g. Plato and Aristotle)
  • German Idealism
  • French Philosophy in the 20th Century
  • Hermeneutics
  • Critical Theory
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modernity, Late Modernity and Post-Modernity
  • Pragmatism
  • German Philosophy in the 20th Century
  • Phenomenology
  • Time and Space
  • The History of Political hilosophy
  • Multiculturalism
  • Theories of Bildung
  • History of Pedagogical Ideas and Institutions
  • Educational Organisation and Management
  • Politics and Economics of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Philosophy of the Humanities
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • The Concept of a Work of Art
  • Philosophy of Music
  • History of Aesthetics
  • Drama
  • Film
  • Cultural Theory and Analysis
  • Theory and History of Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Ecology
  • English
  • French
  • German


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