Joshua Kates

Joshua Kates


Professor, English

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Germanic Studies


  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
  • B.A., St. John’s College, Md., 1980

Selected Journal Articles and Other Publications

“Deconstruction: ‘History, if there is history’” Routledge Companion to History and Theory, ed. C. M. van den Akker. London: Routledge (forthcoming 2021)

“The Silence of the Concepts (In After Finitude and Frege)” in Poetic Critique, ed. M. Chaouli et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter (2021): 105-124.

“Talk! As Historical Practice,” History and Theory 56 (December 2018): 145-167

“Husserl,” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Literary and Cultural Theory (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018): 520-21.

“Revisiting A Linguistic Turn: ‘Signature Event Context’… in, well, context,” Journal of the Philosophy of History 12.1 (2018): 117-41

“Deconstruction,” Oxford University Press Online Bibliographies (2017) view here 

“Radical Empiricism Revisited,” Yearbook of Comparative Literature (Winter 2017): 235-85

 “Neither a God nor ANT Can Save Us: Latour, Heidegger, Historicity, and Holism,” Paragraph 40.2 (July 2017): 153–73

“Semantics and Pragmatics and Husserl and Derrida,” Philosophy Compass 10.12 (December 2015): 828–840.

“Derrida, Foucault, le document et l'histoire : la période de la psychanalyse,” Le Tour Critique No 3 (2014): 59-71

“Remarks on Poutanien: An Alternative (to a) Response,” parrhesia 19 (2014): 148-161

“Document and Time,” History and Theory, 53.2 (May 2014): 155–174

“Historicity and Holism: The Example of Deleuze,” diacritics 41.1(2013):50-77

“Against the Period,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 23.2 (Summer 2012): 136-64

“Phenomenology’s Intersection with Literary Criticism,” in The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology, eds. S. Overgaard and S. Luft (New York: Routledge, 2011): 644-54

“Maurice Blanchot,” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, vol. I, ed. Gregory Castle; general ed. Michael Ryan (Oxford: Blackwell, 2011): 89-94

“A Transcendental Sense of Death?: Derrida and the Philosophy of Language,” Modern Language Notes 120.5 (December 2005): 1009-1043