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Dr Philippe Lynes

Co-Fund Junior Research Fellow in the Department of English Studies

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Biography

Lynes is a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He held the 2017-8 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Environmental Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, and earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. His research situates itself at the intersections of contemporary continental philosophy and the environmental humanities. Lynes is the author of Futures of Life Death on Earth: Derrida's General Ecology (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018) and co-editor (with Matthias Fritsch and David Wood) of Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2018). He is also a translator of French philosophy and literature. His translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida's Advances was published in 2017, and Serge Margel's The Tomb of the Artisan God in early 2019, both with the University of Minnesota Press, and he is currently undertaking a translation of the first 1941 version of Maurice Blanchot's Thomas l'obscur. Lynes' work has also been published in the Oxford Literary Review, Pli, and elsewhere, with articles forthcoming in Philosophy Today and CR: The New Centennial Review. He is currently working on his second book Dearth: Eco-Deconstruction after Speculative Realism on Blanchot, Derrida and Heidegger.

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Collections

Futures of Life Death on Earth: Derrida’s General Ecology. Future Perfect: Images of the Time to Come in Philosophy, Politics and Cultural Studies (London, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018). Endorsements from Vicki Kirby, Dawne McCance, Francesco Vitale and David Wills.

Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy. Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology (New York, Fordham University Press, 2018). Co-editor with Matthias Fritsch and David Wood. Endorsements from Jean-Luc Nancy, Jeffrey Nealon, Mick Smith and David Wills.

Articles and Book Chapters

“After Biodeconstruction in the Neganthropocene.” Special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, ‘After Biodeconstruction.’ ed. Francesco Vitale. Submitted.

“Extinction and Thalassal Regression.” Special issue of Oxford Literary Review, ‘EXT: Writing Extinction.’ ed. Sarah Wood. Accepted.

“The Imagination.” Special issue of Philosophy Today, ‘New Concepts for Materialism.’ eds. Adam Nocek and Iris van der Tuin. Accepted.

“Introduction” (with Matthias Fritsch and David Wood) and “The Posthuman Promise of the Earth” in Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes and David Wood, eds. Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy (New York, Fordham University Press, 2018).

“Auparadvances” in Jacques Derrida, Advances (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

“Is it Ecologically Just to Be? Anti-Natalism in Eco-Deconstruction.” Special issue of Oxford Literary Review 38(1),‘Overpopulation.’ ed. Timothy Clark. July 2016.

Translations

Maurice Blanchot, Thomas the Obscure (First Version, 1941). (Barrytown, Station Hill Press, in preparation).

Serge Margel. The Tomb of the Artisan God. A Univocal Book (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2019).

Jacques Derrida. Advances. A Univocal Book (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

Jacques Derrida. “Abraham’s Melancholia,” (with Ellie Anderson) The Oxford Literary Review 39(2), December 2017.

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