Dr.  François  Raffoul 

Professor  - Philosophy & Religious Studies

Bachelor's Degree(s): Baccalauréat (magna cum laude). Lycée HENRI IV. Paris, France
Master's Degree: Maîtrise in Philosophy (magna cum laude) Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne Thesis Topic: Time and Thought in the Work of Martin Heidegger. Director: Professor Jean-Toussaint DESANTI
Agrégation in Philosophy (1985) [Placed third in national exams.]

PhD: Doctorat in Philosophy École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Thesis: Heidegger and the Question of the Subject. Director: Professor Jacques DERRIDA (Granted with special and unanimous congratulations of the Dissertation Committee)

Phone: (225) 578-2278

E-mail: fraffo1@lsu.edu

Office: 108 Coates

 

Area of Interest

Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophies of Ethics, phenomenology and existential thought, hermeneutics and deconstruction, Heidegger studies, Contemporary French Thought.

Awards & Honors

Selected as one of the 2008 LSU “Rainmakers” honoring the 100 top faculty at LSU

Recipient of the ATLAS grant, 2006-2007 (LSU).

Recipient of the 2001 Manship Summer Research Fellowships (LSU)

Elected Member of the Heidegger Circle Society

Nominated for the 1998 Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology for Heidegger and the Subject

Nominee, President's and Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Stony Brook, 1992)

 

PUBLICATIONS:

AUTHORED BOOKS:

 

1) Thinking the Event (in preparation)

2) The Origins of Responsibility (Indiana U. Press, April 2010). 328 pp.

3) A Chaque fois mien (Paris, France: Galilée, Spring 2004). 267 pp

4) Heidegger and the Subject Humanity Books (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 1999). 320 pp

 

 EDITED BOOKS:

1) The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger,

                               Co-editor with Eric S. Nelson, Continuum Press (Bloomsbury, 2013)

2)French Interpretations of Heidegger: An Exceptional Reception

                                Co-editor with David Pettigrew

                                Editor's Introduction (SUNY Press, September 2008). 300 pp.

3) Rethinking Facticity

                                Co-editor with Eric Nelson

                                Editor's Introduction (SUNY Press, May 2008). 383 pp.

4) Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

                                Co-editor with David Pettigrew

                                Editor's Introduction (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, April 2002).367pp.                                   

5) Disseminating Lacan

                                Co-editor with David Pettigrew

                                Editor's Introduction (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1996). 392 pp.

BOOK TRANSLATIONS:             

 

1) Heidegger in France

By Dominique Janicaud, Translation, introduction, and notes (with David Pettigrew) (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press), Fall 2015.

2) Identity.

By Jean-Luc Nancy, Translation and notes (forthcoming Fordham University Press, 2014).

3) Ulysse Gramophone

By Jacques Derrida, gathered in Derrida and Joyce: Texts and Contexts, edited by Andrew Mitchell and A. Slote (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2013)

4) The Psychoanalyst on the Couch

  Juan-David Nasio, Translation Stephanie Grace Schull, revised and edited and with an introduction (with David Pettigrew) (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2012).

5) Oedipus: The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis

  By Juan-David Nasio, Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew) (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2010). 229 pp

6) The Creation of the World or Globalization

By Jean-Luc Nancy, Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew). (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2007). 129 pp.

7) Four Seminars

By Martin Heidegger. Translation, introduction, and notes (with Andrew Mitchell) (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, Fall 2003). 118 pp.

8) The Book of Love and Pain. Thinking at the Limit with Freud and Lacan

By Juan-David Nasio. Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew) (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, Fall 2003). 143 pp.

9) Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytical Theory of Jacques Lacan

By Juan-David Nasio. Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew) (Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 1998). 158 pp.

10) Heidegger and the Question of Time

By Françoise Dastur, Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew) (Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, Prometheus, 1998). 79 pp.

11) The Gravity of Thought

  By Jean-Luc Nancy

Translation, Introduction and notes (with Gregory Recco)

Translator's Preface. (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 1998). 92 pp.

12) The Title of the Letter: a Reading of Lacan

By Ph. Lacoue-Labarthe and J.L. Nancy

Translation, introduction and notes (with David Pettigrew)

(Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1992). 151 pp.

 

 

 

Articles and Chapters in Books:

 

 

 

  1. L’être-mien et l’être-avec,” for a Volume on Etre et Temps, eds. Jean-Luc Nancy and Elisabeth Rigal, forthcoming 2016.

 

 

  1. “The Incompletion of Being and Time and the Question of Subjectivity,” in Division III of Being and Time: Heidegger’s Unanswered Question of Being,      Edited by Lee Braver (MIT Press, 2015).

 

 

  1. “Phenomenology of the Inapparent”, in Unconsciousness Between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis, edited by Dorothée Legrand (CNRS, ENS,         Archives Husserl, Paris) & Dylan Trigg (UCD, Dublin). Forthcoming 2015            

 

  1. “Engaging with Jean-Luc Nancy,” with Adelaide Russo in a special issue of   Comparative Literature on “Odyssey: Exile and Return,” eds Adelaide Russo   and  Michelle Zerba, forthcoming 2015

 

  1. “The Ex-appropriation of Responsibility,” in Heidegger in the 21 century, forthcoming Springer 2015.

 

  1. “Continental Perspectives on Responsibility,” in Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh La Follette. http://www.hughlafollette.com/IEE.htm

 

  1. L’être-mien et l’être-avec,” for a Volume on Etre et Temps, eds. Jean-Luc Nancy and Elisabeth Rigal, forthcoming 2016.

 

  1. “Deconstruction as Aporetic Thinking,” in Oxford Literary Review, a special issue on A Decade after Derrida, Issue 36.2, December 2014.

 

  1. “Heidegger and Derrida on Responsibility,” in The Blackwell Derrida Companion, eds. Leonard Lawlor and Zeynep Direk, 2014.

 

  1. “Nancy and the Event of Democracy,” in Nancy and the Political, Edited by             Sanja Dejanovic, Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

 

  1. “Heidegger and Derrida,” in The Bloomsbury Heidegger Companion, Co-editor with Eric S. Nelson (London, UK: Bloomsbury, 2013).

 

  1. “Ethics,” in The Bloomsbury Heidegger Companion, Co-editor with Eric S. Nelson (London, UK: Bloomsbury, 2013).

 

  1. “Dasein,” in The Bloomsbury Heidegger Companion, Co-editor with Eric S. Nelson (London, UK: Bloomsbury, 2013).

 

  1. La questione dell’alterità tra Lévinas e Heidegger” [La question de l’altérité entre Lévinas et Heidegger],” in Tropos. Rivista di ermeneutica e critica     filosofica, co-edited par G. Chiurazzi et G. Vattimo (Università degli Studi di Torino, 2013), 93-116.

 

  1. “The Event of Space,” in Gatherings, Journal of the Heidegger Circle, March 2012

 

  1. Chez lui chez l’autre,” invited article for a special issue of Les Temps Modernes on the thought of Jacques Derrida, 2012.

 

  1. “Nancy, Abandonment, and The Categorical Imperative of Being,” invited article for an edited volume entitled Jean-Luc Nancy: Justice, Legality and World, edited       by Benjamin Hutchens (Continuum Press, 2012).

 

  1. “The Aporia of History,” Invited article for a special issue of the journal POLIGRAFI on the theme of "Natural History,” Spring 2011.

 

  1. La création du monde,” in Jean-Luc Nancy. Figures du Dehors (Nicole Parfait, Paris, France, 2011), 22 pp ms.

 

  1. “The Question of Responsibility between Levinas and Heidegger,” in Between Levinas and Heidegger, edited by Eric Sean Nelson and John Drabinski, under      contract with SUNY Press. 47 pp ms. Forthcoming 2013.

 

  1. “The Coexistence of the World, or The Intertwining of Singularities,” in The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, January 2011.

 

  1. Review Article of Jeff Malpas’s Heidegger and the Thinking of Place. Explorations in the Topology of Being, MIT Press, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 2012.

 

  1. “The Creation of the World,” in Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking: Expositions of World, Politics, Art and Sense, editors Marie-Eve Morin and Peter       Gratton, SUNY Press. June 2012.

 

  1. “The Self-Deconstruction of Christianity,” in Retreating Religion: Deconstructing Christianity with Jean-Luc Nancy, edited by Ignaas Devish (Fordham U. Press,      2012).

 

  1. “The French Reception of Heidegger” (Editor’s Introduction to French Interpretations of Heidegger, D. Pettigrew and F. Raffoul, SUNY Press,            2008). 1-22.

 

  1. “The Question of Facticity in Contemporary Continental Thought” (Editor’s Introduction to Rethinking Facticity, eds. F. Raffoul and E. Nelson, SUNY Press,      2008). 1-22.

 

  1. "Factical Life and the Need for Philosophy," in Rethinking Facticity, eds. F. Raffoul and E. Nelson (SUNY Press, 2008). 69-85.

 

  1. “Derrida and the Ethics of the Im-possible,” Research in Phenomenology, 38, Spring 2008. 270-290.

 

  1. Review-article of Ethan Kleinberg’s Generation Existential, in Journal of French Philosophy, Society of French Philosophy in America journal (fall 2008). 97-101.

 

  1. “Heidegger and Ethics”, in Phenomenology 2005: Selected Essays From North America, Edited by Lester Embree and Thomas Nenon (Zeta Books), 501-523.

 

  1. “Jean-Luc Nancy, World, Justice and Globalization” (Translator’s introduction to Jean-Luc Nancy, The Creation of the World or Globalization, SUNY Press,            2007), 1-26.

 

  1. “Derrida et l’éthique de l’impossible”, Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale. Special issue on the thought of Jacques Derrida, Spring 2007. 73-88.

 

  1. "Rethinking Selfhood: From Ereignis," Research in Phenomenology, 37, 2007. 75-94.

 

  1. Review of Michael Lewis’ Heidegger and the Place of Ethics, in Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques, Fall 2006, 365-366.

 

  1. Dictionary entry: "Ethics" (6316 words, pp 559-569), in The Edinburgh      Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophies, Edited by Constantin V.      Boundas (Spring 2007, Edinburgh University Press) (also published by    Columbia University Press as The Columbia Companion to Twentieth-Century          Philosophies,   2007).

 

  1. Dictionary entries in The Edinburg Dictionary of Continental Philosophy:   "Subject" (1000 words), "Dasein" (250 words), "Jean-Luc Nancy,” (500 words)      "Ethics" (1000 words) (Fall 2006, Edinburg University Press).

 

  1. "L'être et l'autre: sur la lecture lévinassienne de Heidegger," in Heidegger: Le danger et la promesse, edited by Gérard Bensussan and Joseph Cohen (Paris:       Kimé, 2006). 93-110.

 

  1. "Being and the Other: Ethics and Ontology in Heidegger and Levinas," in Addressing Levinas (Northwestern University Press, 2006). 138-151.