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Steven Miller

Associate Professor Steven Miller

Associate Professor
Office: 415 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0687
E-mail address: slm26@buffalo.edu

Interests

psychoanalytic theory, continental philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century European literatures, translation studies

Courses Taught

Graduate

  • Intersubjectivity: Derrida, Lacan
  • Literary Criticism, Not Without Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis and War
  • Derrida and the Death Drive

Undergraduate

  • Freud, Literature, and the Social Bond
  • Death and the Limits of Representation
  • Criticism
  • Psychology and Literature (Freud)

Selected Publications

Book

  • War After Death: On Violence and Its Limits (Fordham University Press, 2014)

Essays

  • "Lacan at the Limits of Legal Theory: Law, Desire, and Sovereign Violence." Penumbra: Counter-Histories of the Present, ed. Sigi Jöttkandt (Victoria, Australia: Re.press, 2013).
  • "Literature and the Right to Marriage," theoretical introduction to special issue of Diacritics, 35. 4 (Winter 2005): 3-22.
  • "Open Letter to the Enemy: Jean Genet's Holy War." Diacritics 35.4, (Summer 2004): 85-113.

Translations

  • Étienne Balibar, Citizen Subject and Other Essays on Political Anthropology (Fordham University Press, in process)
  • Catherine Malabou, The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage (Fordham University Press, 2012).
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). Co-translated with Jason Smith.