Professor Timothy Clark, BA, DPhil (Oxon)
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Timothy Clark is a specialist in the environmental humanities and deconstruction.
Professor Clark's current work is engaged in the ways in which many environmental issues could be said to deconstruct some of the bases of modern Western thought. Crucial questions are: whether it makes sense to extend notions of "rights" beyond humanity; the challenge of representing environmental issues that elude the normal scales of human thought and perception; the status of personification, metaphor, emotive language and the literal in environmentalist writing; the possibility or impossibility of thinking or writing non-anthropocentrically; the limits of modes of oppositional politics for addressing environmental issues; the evasion of climate change in ecocriticism itself; the question of whether the predominantly liberal and seemingly "progressive" modes of current literary criticism are still tied to an essentially destructive understanding of the human species....?.
Clark has been a leading figure in the development of new modes of literary criticism engaged with the intellectual revolution inseparable from thinking of climate change. He recently edited a special of The Oxford Literary Review (38.1; July 2016) on the controversial issue of overpopulation.
Professor Clark has published many articles in literary and philosophical journals and eight monographs. These are Embodying Revolution: The Figure of the Poet in Shelley (Oxford UP, 1989); Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot: Sources of Derrida's Notion and Practice of Literature (Cambridge UP, 1992, 2008); The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in Romantic and Post-Romantic Writing (Manchester UP, 1997, 2000); Charles Tomlinson (Northcote House, 1999); Martin Heidegger, Routledge Critical Thinkers Series (Routledge, 2001, second ed. 2012); The Poetics of Singularity: The Counter-Culturalist Turn in Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and the Later Gadamer (Edinburgh UP, 2005); The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment (Cambridge, 2011); Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept (London Bloomsbury, 2015).
He has just completed (as of September 2017) a mss for Cambridge University Press, entitled The Value of Ecocriticism.
Professor Clark's work has been translated into Turkish, Swedish, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.
Department of English Studies
- Romanticism and Theories of Inspiration
- 1: Clark, Timothy (2015). Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept. London: Bloomsbury.
- 2: Clark, Timothy (2016). ‘But the real problem is….’ The Chameleonic Insidiousness of ‘Overpopulation’ in the Environmental Humanities. Oxford Literary Review 38(1): 7-26.
- 3: Clark, Timothy (2018). Scale as a force of deconstruction. In Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy. Fritsch, Matthias, Lynes, Philippe & Wood, David New York, NY: Fordham University Press.
- Clark, Timothy (2011). The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Clark, Timothy. (2005). The Poetics of Singularity: The Counter-Culturalist Turn in Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and the Later Gadamer. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Clark, Timothy. (2002). Martin Heidegger. London: Routledge.
- Clark, Timothy. (1999). Charles Tomlinson. Writers and their Work Series.
- Clark, Timothy. (1997). The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in Romantic and Post-Romantic Writing.
- Clark, Timothy. (1992). Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot: Sources of Derrida's Notion and Practice of Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Clark, Timothy (2013). “Phenomenology,”. In Oxford Guide to Ecocriticism. Garrard, Greg Oxford University Press.
- Clark, Timothy (2012). Scale: Derangements of Scale. In Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change, Vol. 1. Cohen, Tom Open Humanities Press/University of Michigan Library. 1: 148-166.
- Clark, Timothy (2011). “Climate and Catastrophe: A Lost Opening?. In Reading Derrida’s Of Grammatology,. Gaston, Sean, & Maclachlan, Ian Continuum. 161-167.
- Clark, Timothy (2016). Overpopulation. Oxford Literary Review, 38.1 Edinburgh Unviersity Press.
- Clark, Timothy (2013). What on World is the Earth? The Anthropocene and Fictions of the World. Oxford Literary Review 35(1): 5-24.
- Timothy Clark (2010). Blanchot and the End of Nature. Parallax 16(2): 20-30.
- Timothy Clark (editor) (2010). Deconstruction, Environmentalism, and Climate Change (The Oxford Literary Review). Oxford Literary Review 32(1): 131-149.
- Clark, Timothy. (2008). "'Can a Place Think?" On Adam Sharr's Heidegger's Hut. Cultural Politics: an International Journal 4(1): 100-121.
- Clark, Timothy. (2008). The Challenge of the Meta-Contextual: Henry Lawson’s “Telling Mrs. Baker “ (1901) and some Animal Questions for Australia. Oxford Literary Review 29(1): 17-36.
- Clark, Timothy. (2008). Towards a Deconstructive Environmental Criticism. Oxford Literary Review 30(1): 44-68.
- Timothy Clark, Michael Tavel Clarke & Faye Halpern (2015). Climate Change, Scale, and Literary Criticism: A Conversation. Ariel (43.6): 1-22.
- Timothy Clark (2013). The Deconstructive Turn in Eco-Criticism. Symploke (21 ): 11-26.
- Timothy Clark (2010). Some Climate Change Ironies: Deconstruction: Environmental Politics and the Closure of Ecocriticism. Oxford Literary Review (31.1): 131-49