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Eduardo Cadava

Ph.D. UC-Irvine, 1988. Eduardo Cadava joined the faculty at Princeton in 1989. He specializes in American literature and culture, literary and political theory, comparative literature, media technologies, and theory of translation. He is the author of Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History (Princeton, 1997) and Emerson and the Climates of History (Stanford, 1997), and co-editor of Who Comes After the Subject? (Routledge, 1991), Cities Without Citizens (Rosenbach Museum/Slought Foundation, 2004), and a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly entitled And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights (Duke, 2004). He has published articles on, among others, Emerson, Benjamin, Kafka, and Celan, and on topics ranging from photography, architecture, democracy, and war, to memory, slavery, and the ethics of decision. He also has translated several essays by Derrida, Lacoue-Labarthe, Blanchot, and others. He is currently finishing a collection of essays on the ethics and politics of mourning entitled Of Mourning and a small book on the relation between music and techniques of reproduction, memorization, and writing entitled Music on Bones. He teaches regularly in the Programs in American Studies and European Cultural Studies, and he also is an Associate Member of the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for African American Studies, the School of Architecture, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Courses Taught

spring 2008