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Dr. Tyler M. Williams

Email Addresses
tyler.williams@msutexas.edu
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  • Humanities
    Assistant Professor

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 221
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4125
    Fax: (940) 397-4931

    English
    Assistant Professor

    Office Location
    Bea Wood Hall 221
    Phone
    Voice: (940) 397-4125
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2019 HUMN 3073 201 African American Art & Literature since 1945 Prothro-Yeager Hall 100
    Details Spring 2019 HUMN 2043/4043 201 19th Century to the Present Prothro-Yeager Hall
    Details Spring 2019 HUMN 2043/4043 202 19th Century to the Present Prothro-Yeager Hall 103
    Details Spring 2019 HUMN 2033/4033 201 Renaissance to Realism Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2018 HUMN 3083 101 The World in Film Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Fall 2018 HUMN 2023/4023 101 Medieval Cultures Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2018 HUMN 2013/4013 101 The Ancient World Bea Wood Hall 210
    Details Fall 2018 HUMN 2013/4013 102 The Ancient World Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Summer II 2018 PHIL 2033 401 Ethics Prothro-Yeager Hall 203
    Details Summer I 2018 HUMN 2033 301 Renaissance to Realism Prothro-Yeager Hall 209
    Details Spring 2018 HUMN 3073 201 Power, Authority, and Identity Prothro-Yeager Hall 205
    Details Spring 2018 HUMN 2043/4043 201 19th Century to the Present Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Spring 2018 HUMN 2033/4033 201 Renaissance to Realism Dillard College of Business Administration 345
    Details Spring 2018 HUMN 2033/4033 202 Renaissance to Realism Prothro-Yeager Hall 203
    Details Fall 2017 HUMN 2023/4023 101 Medieval Cultures Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2017 HUMN 2023/4023 102 Medieval Cultures Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2017 HUMN 2013/4013 101 The Ancient World Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
    Details Fall 2017 HUMN 2013/4013 102 The Ancient World Prothro-Yeager Hall 201
  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    State University of New York at Buffalo Ph.D. (Comparative Literature)
    State University of New York at Buffalo M.A. (Comparative Literature)
    DePaul University B.A. (Philosophy, English)
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
  • ARTICLES & REVIEWS

    2019. "Following Catherine Malabou." Review of Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou by Brenna Bhandar and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, eds. (Duke University Press, 2015). boundary 2 online.

    2018. "First Violence: Marc Crépon's Faith in Literature ('if there is any')." CR: The New Centennial Review 18, no. 1. pp. 47-70

    2015. “How Faulkner Means Everything He Says: An Essay on James Baldwin’s Politics of Intentionality.” CR: The New Centennial Review 15, no. 3, pp. 49-64.

    2015. "Joyce Matters for Derrida." Review of Derrida and Joyce: Texts and Contexts by Andrew Mitchell and Sam Slote, eds. (SUNY Press, 2013). theory@buffalo 18, pp. 117-121.

    2013. “Plasticity, In Retrospect: Changing the Future of the Humanities.” diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism 41, no. 1, pp. 6-25.

    2012. "How Are You Yourself? Answering to Heidegger, Derrida, and the Real." An Interview with Catherine Malabou. theory@buffalo 16, pp. 1-22. 

     

    TRANSLATIONS

    2019. "Precarity: The Conditions of Labor and Employment" by Marc Crépon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. diacritics: A Review of Contemporary Criticism. Forthcoming.

    2018. The Vocation of Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence by Marc Crépon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 212 pgs. (Winner: Hemingway Grant by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy)

    2015. “Men and Animals” by Marc Crépon. Translated with D.J.S. Cross. theory@buffalo 18, pp. 23-47.

    2012. “Darwin and the Social Destiny of Natural Selection” by Catherine Malabou. Translated with Lena Taub. theory@buffalo 16, pp. 145-157.

     

    PRESENTATIONS

    2019. "Is there Post-Violence Literature?" Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Washington, D.C. March 7-10.

    2018. "Monstrous Intimacy in Frankenstein: An Oedipal Fantasy." Midwestern State University Moffett Library Books2Film speaker series. Wichita Falls, Texas. October 30.

    2018. "The Confederacy and Other Ruins." Midwestern State University Philosophy Club Speaker Series. Wichita Falls, Texas. April 17. 

    2017. “Literary Violence and the Secrecy of Belonging.” Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Utrecht, Netherlands. July 6-9.

    2015. “James Baldwin and the Writer’s Vocation.” Annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Durham, NC. November 13-16.

    2015. “On Tradition and Ruin: The Southerner in the Peloponnesian War.” Annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 30-May 2.

    2014. “Heirs, Faithfully Unfaithful.” Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York, NY. March 20-23.

    2013. “The Time of Trauma in Faulkner’s Matter and Memory.” Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, ON, Canada. April 4-7.

    2012. “Faulkner’s Politics of Dust: Literature at What Point?” Faulkner and West Point at Fifty. United States Military Academy. West Point, NY. April 19-20.

    2012. “Derrida’s Faulkner.” Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Providence, Rhode Island. March 29-April 1.

    2010. “God Is Not Your Friend: Intimacy and Omniscience in Derrida’s Critique of Sovereignty.” Intimacy: Technologies of Feeling and Fantasy. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin. October.

    2009. “Plasticity and Rigidity at Heidegger’s Poetic/Mechanical Border.” Machines and Machinations. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. September.