Dr Sigi Jottkandt
- Phone: +61 2 9385 6813
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- Building: Robert Webster
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BA (Auckland 1988); MA (Melbourne 1992); PhD (SUNY Buffalo 2002). Dissertation committee: Henry Sussman (Director), Joan Copjec, Rodophe Gasche.
19th and 20thC British and American Literature (especially Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov); Lacanian psychoanalysis; contemporary French philosophy.
Currently teaching ARTS2035 American Literature" Past and Present
Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic SUNY Press, 2005.
First Love: A Phenomenology of the One: Beckett, Turgenev, Clare, Welty, Kierkegaard. re.press, 2010.
Penumbra: Counter-memories of the Present (forthcoming). Ed. Sigi Jottkandt and Joan Copjec (forthcoming re.press 2012).
The Catastrophic Imperative: Time, Subjectivity, Memory in Contemporary Thought Ed. Dominiek Hoens, Sigi Jottkandt and Gert Buelens. Palgrave, 2009.
Sam Gillespie, The Mathematics of Novelty: Badiou’s Minimalist Metaphysics. ed. Sigi Jottkandt. re.press, 2006.
'A kot Anna: Prva ljubezen Samuela Becketta,' Problemi 3-4 (2012): 51-75 (translation into Slovene of "A is for Anna: On Beckett's First Love, from First Love: A Phenomenology of the One).
'The Cornered Object of Psychoanalysis: Las Meninas, Jacques Lacan, Henry James,' Continental Philosophy Review (forthcoming 2012).
'Love', MonoKL 12-13 (translation into Turkish of chapter in Key Concepts.
‘Splitting the Difference: Aesthetic Relations in Henry James and Leo Bersani’, The Henry James Review 32 (2011): 235-241.
‘Signifier and Letter in Kierkegaard and Lacan’ Umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious: Writing (2010).
‘Hate’s Rebate, Or Love’s Largesse: Back to Back on “The Bench of Desolation.”’ The Henry James E-Journal 9 (Feb. 2006).
‘The Cryogenic Signifier: the Ethics of Obsessional Hatred in Henry James’s “The Bench of Desolation,”’ Journal for Lacanian Studies 4.2 (2006): 193-213.
‘Effectively Equivalent: Walter Pater, “Sebastian van Storck,” and the Ethics of Metaphor,’ Nineteenth-Century Literature 60.2 (2005): 163-98.
‘Brothers of the Veil: On the Military Family Romance,’ Umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious: War (2004): 131-39.
‘Portrait of an Act: Aesthetics and Ethics in The Portrait of a Lady,’ The Henry James Review 25.1 (2004): 67-86.
‘The Narcissism of Small Differences: On Beckett’s First Love,’ (a): the journal of culture and the unconscious 3.1-2 (2003): 117-26.
‘Language Poetry in the Academy,’ (as Sigi Curnow), Meanjin 4 (1992): 102-6.
Chapters in Books
‘Love’ in Alain Badiou, Key Concepts, ed. A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens (London: Acumen, 2010).
‘Knowledge, Truth and Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl’ in Blackwell’s Companion to Henry James, ed. Greg Zacharias (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009) 176-192.
‘Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev’s “First Love”’ in Lacan: the Silent Partners, ed. Slavoj Žižek (London: Verso, 2006) 270-287.
‘Pandverbeuren en vergelijken: Turgenjevs Eerste Liefde,’ translated by J. Houppermans in Over de schreef: Psychoanalyse & literatuur, ed. J. Houppermans (Amsterdam: Dutch University Press, 2005).
‘Sex Bomb the Book: In(ter)sectal Wars of Reinscription in Tom Cohen’s Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies,’ S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 1 (2008): 100-117.
Editorials and Edited Journal Issues
‘Milner the Obscure,’ Sigi Jöttkandt and Justin Clemens, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique, 3 (2010): 1-3. Special issue on Jean-Claude Milner, edited with Justin Clemens. Essays by Ann Banfield, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Lorenzo Chiesa, Knox Peden, Adrian Johnston, Ed Pluth.
‘Islam and Psychoanalysis,’ Sigi Jöttkandt and Joan Copjec, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique, 2 (2009):2-4. Special issue on Psychoanalysis and Islam, edited with Joan Copjec. Essays by Fethi Benslama, Christian Jambet, Nadia Tazi, Julien Maucade, Jean-Michel Hirt.
‘S-Thesis,’ Sigi Jöttkandt and Dominiek Hoens, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 1 (2008): 2-3. Special issue on Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics, edited with Dominiek Hoens. Essays by Juliet Flower MacCannell, Jonathan Kim-Reuter, Thomas Brockelman, Gérard Wajcman, Bernard Baas.
Umbr(a) 1 (1996), Badiou. Special issue on Alain Badiou, edited with Sam Gillespie. Includes essays by Alain Badiou, Bruce Fink, Justin Clemens, and Sam Gillespie.
Meanjin 4 (1992), special issue on American, Australian and New Zealand Language Poetry. Includes contributions by Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Alex Calder, Pete Spence, Syd Clayton, Chris Mann, Wystan Curnow.
Antithesis 5 (1992). Special issue, Convergence of the Same, edited with Melissa Raine and David Herkt.
Ignaas Devisch, We: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, trans. from the Dutch by Sigi Jöttkandt and Joeri Schrijvers (London: Continuum, 2012).
Marc De Kesel, Ethics and Eros: A Close Reading of Lacan’s Seventh Seminar, trans. from the Dutch by Sigi Jöttkandt (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008).
Paul Verhaeghe, On Being Normal and Other Disorders, trans. from the Dutch by Sigi Jöttkandt (New York: The Other Press, 2004).
Julien Maucade, ‘Cogito and the Subject of Arab Culture,’ trans. Sigi Jöttkandt, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 2 (2009): 6-9.
Fethi Benslama, ‘The Veil of Islam,’ trans. Sigi Jöttkandt and Emiliano Battista, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 2 (2009): 14-27.
Christian Jambet, ‘Four Discourses on Authority in Islam,’ trans. Sigi Jöttkandt, S: Journal of the JvE Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 2 (2009): 44-61.
Alain Badiou, ‘Descartes/Lacan,’ translated by Sigi Jöttkandt with Daniel Collins in Jacques Lacan: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory. Vol. 2: Philosophy, ed. Slavoj Žižek (London: Routledge, 2002). Originally published in Umbr(a): Badiou (1996).
Conference presentations and invited lectures
(2012) 'Nabokov's Berlin', Cities and their Representations Conference, Mianyang, China, 29 May-3 June.
(2012) 'Open Humanities Press'. With David Ottina, Australasian Digital Humanities Conference, Canberra, Australia, 27-30 March.
(2011) 'On approaching Orbis Tertius: Open Humanities Press', Plenary panel, Public Knowledge Project Scholarly Publishing Conference, Berlin, 25-26 September.
(2011) ‘Unconsciously James: What Zizek Knew,’ 126th Modern Languages Association Convention, Los Angeles, 7 January.
(2010) invited speaker, ‘Counting to One: Badiou, Lacan, Kierkegaard,’ The Intervention of the Single One: Kierkegaard Conference, Copenhagen, 28 November.
(2010) ‘Seditious Libraries: Open Tools, Open Content, Open Services,’ BSANZ (Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand), Melbourne, July 15.
(2009) ‘On Open Humanities Press,’ Open Access Publishing Workshop for Open Access Week, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, October 22.
(2009) ‘The Role of Libraries in Emerging Models of Scholarly Communication,’ LIANZA Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 13. With John Willinsky (Public Knowledge Project) and Shana Kimball (University of Michigan Library).
(2008) invited speaker, ‘Open Humanities Press: Free/Libre Scholarship,’ HumaniTech, University of California, Irvine, April 3. Podcast available at: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/humanitech/ (Same talk delivered at UC Santa Barbara’s Transcriptions Studio, April 5).
(2008) invited speaker, ‘I Mary You: The Two First Loves of John Clare,’ Master class for Kenneth Reinhard’s graduate seminar, Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA, April 1.
(2008) invited speaker, ‘Mathematizing Love: Kierkegaard, Badiou, Lacan,’ Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups Annual Conference, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, March 28-30.
(2008) ‘There is (some) One: Beckett's “First Love,”’ Sign of the Times conference, KU Leuven, January 30-February 1.
(2007) invited speaker, (panel on ‘Open Access and the Humanities’), ‘From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge Dissemination,’ Berlin 5 Open Access, Padua, Italy, September 19-21.
(2006) ‘The first love is the true love and one only loves once’: Coun(ter)ing Love in Kierkegaard, Freud and Badiou, Counter-Movements Conference, Portsmouth, U.K, July 24-25.
(2006) ‘Truths of Beauty, Truths of Love in Trollope’s Novels of Beautiful Men,’ 'Trollope and Gender Conference, Exeter, U.K. July 21-22.
(2006) invited speaker, ‘Sex Bomb the Book: In(ter)sectal Wars of Reinscription in Tom Cohen’s Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies,’ Politics and Jouissance through Aesthetics, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, January 30.
(2005) ‘Hate’s Rebate Or Love’s Largesse: Back to Back on “The Bench of Desolation,”’ 121st MLA Convention, Washington D.C., USA, December 27-30.
(2005) ‘“That’s How I Make Them Do What I Like”: Contagious Loving and Maggie’s Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl,’ Tracing Henry James: International Henry James Conference, Venice, Italy, July 12-15.
(2005) ‘“Words from my eyes did start”: John Clare’s ‘First Love,”’ Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics Conference, Ghent, Belgium, April 21-23.
(2005) invited speaker, ‘Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev’s “First Love,”’ Symposium on Psychoanalysis and Literature, Ghent, Belgium, September 28.
(2004) ‘Metaphor, Image, Action: Representing Pater’s “Sebastian van Storck.”’ Image and Text, Image in Text: Annual conference of the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals, Gent, Belgium, July 8-10.
(2004) ‘Loving Critically: Reading for the Letter in The Aspern Papers,’ James and the New Formalisms Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 19-21.
(2003) invited speaker, ‘The Narcissism of Small Differences: On Beckett’s “First Love,”’ Melbourne University English Department Wednesday Roundtable, Australia, March 14.
(2002) ‘Hysteria, Metaphor and the Ethics of Desire in The Wings of the Dove,’ International Henry James Conference, Paris, France, July 5-9.
(1995) invited speaker, ‘Real Phenomena: Toward an Understanding of the Ethics of Desire,’ Melbourne University English Department Wednesday Roundtable, Australia, September 17.
(1994) ‘Traumatic Views: De Quincey’s Vision of Sudden Death,’ Cornell University Graduate Conference, USA, September 22-25.
Published Conference Proceedings
(2009) ‘The Role of Libraries in Emerging Models of Scholarly Communications,’(with John Willinsky and Shana Kimball) LIANZA, Christchurch, 13 October, 2009. Available at http://opac.lianza.org.nz/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?bib=503
(2007) ‘No-fee journals in the Humanities: Three Case Studies,’ Berlin 5 Conference on Open Access, From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge Dissemination, Padua, 20 September. Available at www.aepic.it/conf/viewappendix.php?id=261&ap=1&cf=10
(2007) ‘Beyond Impact: OA in the Humanities’ (with Gary Hall), ‘How to Increase Your Impact with Open Access,’ Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Brussels, 13 February. Available at http://cabtube.cab.unipd.it/conferenze/berlin5-open-access
I am a co-founder (with Gary Hall, David Ottina and Paul Ashton) and Steering Group member of Open Humanities Press where I chair the Editorial Oversight Group that assesses open access journals for inclusion in the international publishing
collective. I am also the co-founding editor (with Dominiek Hoens) of S: Journal of the Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique.
Former editor and co-founder of Umbra: a journal of the unconscious, published by the Center for Psychoanalysis and Culture, SUNY Buffalo.
Member of the Scientific Board of the European Commission-funded project, Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)
I have held postdoctoral fellowships at Ghent University, Belgium and the Jan van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands.
Participant in Joint Information Systems Committee grant, Living Books About Life.
I've also worked as chief of staff at a NYC usability consultancy, and in publicity and marketing at SONY Worldwide Networks in New York.
Henry James, the long 19thC century, European literature in translation, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, digital humanities, new forms of scholarly communications.