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Jean-Michel Rabaté

Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Fisher-Bennett Hall 339
215-898-5870

Office Hours

fall 2014

Tuesday 10:30-11:30

Jean-Michel Rabaté is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.  One of the founders and curators of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia (slought.org), he is a managing editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. Since 2008, he has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently the president of the American Samuel Beckett  Studies association. 

Rabaté has authored or edited 35 books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett,  Pound and Joyce. Recent books include Lacan Literario (2007), 1913: The cradle of modernism  (2007, Chinese translation 2013), The Ethic of the Lie (2008), and Etant donnés: 1) l’art, 2) le crime  (2010). The Ghosts of Modernity has been republished in 2010. In 2013, he has edited A Handbook of Modernism Studies and a new French translation of Joyce's Exiles. Forthcoming in 2014 are Crimes of the Future: Theory and its global reproduction; Psychoanalysis and Literature; The Value of Samuel Beckett; and the edited volume 1922: A Companion.

Publications

Courses Taught

fall 2015

ENGL 294.301 Theory as the Letter B

spring 2015

ENGL 259.301 Modernisms: 1922/2022

fall 2014

fall 2013

ENGL 358.301 Reading Joyce

spring 2013

ENGL 259.301 Joyce and Kafka

fall 2012

ENGL 790.402 Return to Lacan

spring 2012

ENGL 258.301 Ulysses

fall 2011

spring 2011

ENGL 259.401 Joyce with Kafka

fall 2010

ENGL 394.401 The Human Animal

fall 2009

ENGL 258.301 Reading James Joyce

spring 2009

fall 2008

ENGL 258.301 Reading Joyce
ENGL 768.301 Joyce and Proust

spring 2008

ENGL 257.301 Reading Joyce

fall 2007

fall 2005

spring 2005

ENGL 790.401 Hegel and After

fall 2004

spring 2004

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory:
ENGL 571.640 Freud and After

fall 2003

ENGL 304.401 1913
ENGL 600.301 Proseminar

spring 2003

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory

fall 2002

ENGL 210.401 Modernist Heroes

spring 2002

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory

fall 2001

ENGL 210.401 Modernism
ENGL 600.301 Proseminar

spring 2001

ENGL 104.401 The Twentieth Century

fall 2000

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory
ENGL 571.401 Literary Theory

spring 2000

ENGL 104.401 The Twentieth Century

spring 1999

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory

fall 1998

ENGL 571.640 Freud and After

spring 1998

fall 1997

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory
ENGL 210.401 Modernism

spring 1997

fall 1996

ENGL 204.401 Literary Theory
ENGL 571.401 Literary Theory

spring 1995