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Dr Ian James

Dr Ian James

Reader in Modern French Literature and Thought, MMLL. University of Cambridge


Biography:

Ian James completed his doctoral research on the fictional and theoretical writings of Pierre Klossowski at the University of Warwick in 1996. He is a Fellow of Downing College and a Reader in Modern French Literature and Thought in the Department of French at the University of Cambridge.

He is the author of Pierre Klossowski: The Persistence of a Name (Oxford: Legenda, 2000), The Fragmentary Demand: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), Paul Virilio (London: Routledge, 2007), The New French Philosophy (Cambridge: Polity, 2012) and The Rechnique of Thought: Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou and Stiegler after Naturalism (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2019).

Research Interests

The impact of modern digital and information technologies on perceptions and experience of global space, national frontiers and transition or movent across both