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Elizabeth Rottenberg

  • Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Director Comparative Literature
  • ​PhD
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
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PhD, Johns Hopkins University

BioElizabeth was educated at The Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. She teaches courses in philosophy and comparative literature and conducts research in the areas of contemporary French philosophy and psychoanalytic theory. She is one of six founding members of the Derrida Seminars Translation Project. Her published work includes translations of Jean-François Lyotard’s Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (Stanford, 1993), Maurice Blanchot’s Friendship (Stanford, 1997), Maurice Blanchot’s and Jacques Derrida’s The Instant of my Death/Demeure (Stanford, 2000), Jacques Derrida’s The Death Penalty II (Chicago, 2015). She is the editor and translator of Negotiations: Interventions and Interviews (1971-2001) by Jacques Derrida (Stanford, 2001) as well as the co-editor and translator (with Peggy Kamuf) of the two-volume edition of Jacques Derrida's Psyche: Inventions of the Other (Stanford, 2007/2008). She is the author of Inheriting the Future: Legacies of Kant, Freud, and Flaubert (Stanford, 2005) and the forthcoming For the Love of Psychoanalysis. She has published many articles on themes in late modern and contemporary philosophy in such journals as Kant-Studien, Mosaic, Modern Language Notes, Philosophy Today, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, theory@buffalo, and The Oxford Literary Review. Elizabeth is also a practicing psychoanalyst in Chicago.