Avital RonellProfessor of German, Comparative Literature, English
University Professor of the Humanities; On Leave - Academic Year 2015-16
Ph.D. Germanic languages and literature 1979, Princeton University
Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 319
Areas of Research/Interest
Literary and other discourses; feminist and queer letters; 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 is currently serving as the Acting Chair of Comparative Literature, and 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).
With Catherine Porter. Fighting theory: Avital Ronell in conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Ed. Diane Davis. The ÜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
The Test Drive. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. (French translation by Galilee Press, France.)
Stupidity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Finitude's Score: Essays for the End of the Millenium. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Dictations: On Haunted Writing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986/1993.
Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.