My academic training was in modern languages, literary theory and Continental philosophy (Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 1993). My early focus on Husserl, Heidegger and post-War French phenomenology soon brought me into contact with structuralism, poststructuralism and hermeneutics. While my first book was concerned with how Gadamer and Derrida can be read together, two subsequent studies explored how Adorno and Derrida, and then Levinas and Kristeva, provide complementary frames for revising the Kantian theory of the subject. My current research re-examines Hegel as both an aesthetic theorist and ethical philosopher, arguing that both cont…

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