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GASCHE Rodolphe

Distinguished Professor, Chair of Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

Rodolphe Gasché est “professeur distingué” en littérature comparé à la State University of New York à Buffalo. Il est le traducteur en allemand de Jacques Derrida, L’écriture et la différence.

Parmi ses principaux ouvrages figurent Le Tain du mirroir. Derrida et la philosophie de la réflexion (Galilée) ; Inventions of Difference . On Jacques Derrida (Harvard University Press); The Idea of Form. Rethinking Kant’s Aesthetics (Stanford University Press); Europe, or the Infinite Task. A Study of a Philosophical Concept (Stanford University Press); Georges Bataille. Phenomenology and Phantasmatology (Stanford University Press); et récemment, Geophilosophy. On Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guatttari’s What is Philosophy? (Northwestern University Press).

<br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px;" He studied philosophy and comparative literature in Munich, Berlin, and Paris. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Besides translating major works by Derrida and Lacan into German and publishing numerous articles in a variety of scholarly journals, he has published several books: Die hybride Wissenschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1973), System und Metaphorik in der Philosophie von Georges Bataille (Bern: Lang, 1978), The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (Cambridge: Harvard, 1986), Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida (Cambridge: Harvard, 1994), The Wild Card of Reading: On Paul de Man (Harvard, 1998), Of Minimal Things: Studies on the Notion of Relation (Stanford, 1999),The Idea of Form: Rethinking Kant’s Aesthetics (Stanford, 2003), Views and Interviews: On Deconstruction in America (The Davies Group, Publishers, 2006), The Honor of Thinking: Critique, Theory, Philosophy (Stanford, 2007), Europe, or The Infinite Task: A Study of a Philosophical Concept (Stanford, 2009),  Un Arte Muy Fragil: Sobre la Retorica de Aristoteles (Metales Pesados, 2010), The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature’s Self-Formation (Fordham, 2011), Imada Nai Sekai Wo Motomete: Heidegger, Derrida, Löwith (Getsuyosha Limited, 2012), Georges Bataille: Phenomenology and Phantasmatology (Stanford, 2012), Geophilosophy: On Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s What is Philosophy? (Northwestern University Press, 2014). His interests concern nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, critical theory, and its relation to continental philosophy since early romanticism. Before coming to Buffalo, he taught at the Freie Universität, Berlin and the Johns Hopkins University.

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