Dr Eric Prenowitz
- Position: Lecturer
- Areas of expertise: Gender theory and sexual difference, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism and ‘French theory’, translation theory, the work of Hélène Cixous and Jacques Derrida.
- Email: E.Prenowitz@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 1629
- Location: 3.07 Fine Art Building
After a year in Jerry Lettvin's lab at MIT, I studied physics as an undergraduate at Harvard. I then worked for several years on commercial fishing boats, from New Bedford to Kodiak, before undertaking graduate studies in Paris. I completed a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in the philosophy of science at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Hélène Cixous from the Centre d’Etudes Féminines at the University of Paris 8. I have translated and written about work by Cixous and Jacques Derrida. I have also done translations for the Théâtre du Soleil and contributed to a number of projects involved in cultural heritage/memory in post-war Cambodia. I am the Executive Editor of parallax, a journal of critical theory and cultural studies.
- Taught Postgraduate Tutor
Cultural and critical theory, gender, sexual difference and feminism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, creative and critical writing, ‘French’ thought/letters (Cixous, Derrida), poststructuralism and its long prehistory, postcolonial theories and practices, semiotic and literary theory, the tasks of translation, animals, mnemo-tele-technological supplements. Radical performativities: writing, broadly speaking, that won’t keep still, and the unstable borders between thinking and its others (art, literature, theatre, life...).<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
I teach on semiology, feminism/sexual difference/gender, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, critical theory, and generally the becoming-literature (or art) of thinking. Stressing close analysis pretty much at every turn.