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Avital Ronell

University Professor ; Professor of German, Comparative Literature, English
Acting Chair
Ph.D. 1979 (Germanic languages and literature), Princeton

Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 319
Email:
Phone: 212-998-8658

Areas of Research/Interest
Literary and other discourses; feminism; philosophy; technology and media; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; performance art.


Avital Ronell taught at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1995 and at New York University from 1995 to the present. She served as Chair of the Department of German from Spring 1997 to Spring 2005. She taught an annual seminar in Literature & Philosophy at NYU with Professor Jacques Derrida and has taught with Professor Helene Cixous at Université of Paris VIII. She regularly teaches at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and in Mexico. She was invited by the Humanities Council to offer a seminar at Princeton University in spring 2006. Her books include: The Uber Reader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell (Ed. Diane Davis. Forthcoming 2006); The Test Drive (2005); Stupidity (2001); (Translations in Progress: Paris: Galilée; Berlin: Brinkmann und Bose); Finitude's Score: Essays for the End of the Millennium (1994); Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania (1992); The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (2001); Dictations: On Haunted Writing (1986) (paperback with new introduction 1993).

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