Christopher Fynsk

Christopher Fynsk, Maurice Blanchot Chair, Professor of Philosophy, and Dean of the Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought at The European Graduate School / EGS.

Read an excerpt from Christopher Fynsk's forthcoming essay, "Autonomy and Academic Freedom," in which he describes his understanding of the principles behind the radically cross-disciplinary curriculum of the PACT Division of the European Graduate School.

WORKS

Books

Last Steps: Maurice Blanchot's Exilic Writing

Fynsk, Christopher. Last Steps: Maurice Blanchot's Exilic Writing. Fordham University Press, 2013. ISBN: 0823251039

The Claim Of Language: A Case For The Humanities

Fynsk, Christopher. The Claim Of Language: A Case For The Humanities. University of Minnesota Press, 2004. ISBN: 0816644810

Infant Figures: The Death of the Infans and Other Scenes of Origin

Fynsk, Christopher. Infant Figures: The Death of the Infans and Other Scenes of Origin. Stanford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0804734070

Language and Relation: That There is language

Fynsk, Christopher. Language and Relation: that there is language. Stanford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0804727139

Typography; Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics

Fynsk, Christopher. Typography; Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics. Edited by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Harvard University Press, 1989. ISBN: 0674917006

Heidegger: Thought and Historicity

Fynsk, Christopher. Heidegger: Thought and Historicity. Cornell University Press, 1986. ISBN: 0801481589

Chapters

El uso de la tierra

Fynsk, Christopher. “El uso de la tierra.” Translated by Antonio Casado de Rocha. In Heidegger y el arte de verdad, edited by Félix Duque, 223-253. Catedra Jorge Oteiza, 2005.

The Place of the Friend in Hölderlin’s Later Hymns

Fynsk, Christopher. “The Place of the Friend in Hölderlin’s Later Hymns.” In Es bleibet aber eine Spur/ Doch eines Wortes”: Zur späten Hymnik und Tragödientheorie, edited by Christophe Jamme and Anja Lemke, 247-254. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2004.

Derrida’s Engagements: Philosophy in the Performative

Fynsk, Christopher. “Derrida’s Engagements: Philosophy in the Performative.” In Derrida and the Humanities, edited by Tom Cohen. Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0521625653

William Haver. 'Iconographies of Silence'

Fynsk, Christopher, "William Haver. 'Iconographies of Silence'." In Via dalle immagini/Leaving Pictures, edited by Salvatore Puglia, 101-111. Edizioni Menabo. Salerno, 1999.

What Remains at a Crucifixion

Fynsk, Christopher. "What Remains at a Crucifixion." In The Eight Technologies of Otherness, edited by Sue Golding. Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 0415145805

Foreward

Fynsk, Christopher. Foreward to The Station Hill Blanchot Reader, edited by George Quasha. Station Hill Press, 1999. ISBN: 1886449171

Reading the Poetics after the Remarks

Fynsk, Christopher. "Reading the Poetics after the Remarks." In The Firm Letter, edited by Aris Fioretos. Stanford University Press, 1998.

Crossing the Threshold

Fynsk, Christopher. "Crossing the Threshold." In Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing, edited by Carolyn Bailey Gill, 71-90. Routledge, 1996.

Experiences of Finitude

Fynsk, Christopher. "Experiences of Finitude." Preface to The Inoperative Community, by Jean-Luc Nancy, vii-xxxv. University Of Minnesota Press, 1991. ISBN: 0816619247

Community and the Limits of Theory

Fynsk, Christopher. "Community and the Limits of Theory." In Community at Loose Ends. University of Minnesota Press, 1991. ISBN: 0816619212

Poetic Relation: Celan's 'Bremen Address'

Fynsk, Christopher. "Poetic Relation: Celan's 'Bremen Address'." In The Poetry of Paul Celan, edited by Haskell M. Block, 22-30. Peter Lang, 1991. ISBN: 0820416150

The Choice of Deconstruction

Fynsk, Christopher. "The Choice of Deconstruction." In The Textual Sublime: Deconstruction and its Differences. SUNY Press, 1989. ISBN: 0791400751

Finitude de la Dichtung

Fynsk, Christopher. "Finitude de la Dichtung." In Les Cahiers de l'Herne, edited by Jean-François Courtin, 444-456. Editions de l'Herne. Paris, 1989.

Activitè philosophique et pratique politique; Ouverture du sèminaire sur le politique

Fynsk, Christopher. "Activitè philosophique et pratique politique; Ouverture du sèminaire sur le politique." In Les fins de l'homme; A partir du travail de Jacques Derrida, 487-493. Editions Galilèe, 1982.

Translations

Preliminary Remarks

Fynsk, Christopher, trans. "Preliminary Remarks," by Gèrard Granel. In Ellipsis Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring (1991): 100-108.

Prescription

Fynsk, Christopher, trans. "Prescription," by Jean-François Lyotard. In L'Esprit Crèateur Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring (1991): 15-32.

Desistance

Fynsk, Christopher. trans. "Desistance," by Jacques Derrida. In Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics. Stanford University Press, 1989: 1-42.

Talks

Fynsk, Christopher, trans. "Talks," by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. In Diacritics Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall (1984): 24-37.

Articles

Thinking (in) Europe: An Indirect Question for Rodolphe Gasche?

Fynsk, Christopher. "Thinking (in) Europe: An Indirect Question for Rodolphe Gasche?" CR: The New Centennial Review Vol. 8, No. 3 (2009).

Blanchot in The International Review

Fynsk, Christopher. "Blanchot in The International Review." Paragraph Vol. 30, No. 3, November (2007).

A Nomos without Truth

Fynsk, Christopher. “A Nomos without Truth.” South Atlantic Quarterly Vol. 104, No. 2, Spring (2005): 313-317.

Dialogue with Simon Morgan-Wortham on The Claim of Language

Fynsk, Christopher. “Dialogue with Simon Morgan-Wortham on The Claim of Language.” Culture Machine January (2005).

Lascaux and the Question of Origins

Fynsk, Christopher. “Lascaux and the Question of Origins.” Poiesis 5 (2003): 6-19.

L’Irréconciliable

Fynsk, Christopher. “L’Irréconciliable.” The New Centennial Review Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall (2002): 23-36.

Reflections on 9/11—The View from Bedford-Stuyvesant

Fynsk, Christopher. “Reflections on 9/11—The View from Bedford-Stuyvesant.” Vacarme (2001).

ean-François’s Infancy

Fynsk, Christopher. “Jean-François’s Infancy.” Yale French Studies 99 (2001): 44-61.

There are no encounters in theory

Fynsk, Christopher. “There are no encounters in theory.” Traces 1 (2000): 211-213.

The Linguistic Turn

Fynsk, Christopher. “The Linguistic Turn." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2000.

Dwelling in the Ruins of the University (the point being to practice something beyond critique)

Fynsk, Christopher. "Dwelling in the Ruins of the University (the point being to practice something beyond critique)." Crossings 3 (1999): 57-77.

Between Ethics and Aesthetics

Fynsk, Christopher. "Between Ethics and Aesthetics." Esprit Créateur Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall (1995): 80-87.

Reading the Poetics after the Remarks

Fynsk, Christopher. "Reading the Poetics after the Remarks." Research in Phenomenology 24 (1994): 57-69.

A Note on Language and the Body

Fynsk, Christopher. "A Note on Language and the Body." Paragraph Vol. 16, No. 2 (1994): 192-201.

The Claim of History

Fynsk, Christopher. "The Claim of History." Diacritics June (1993): 115-126.

But Suppose We Were To Take 'The Rectoral Address' Seriously…-- On Gèrard Granel's De l'universitè

Fynsk, Christopher. "But Suppose We Were To Take 'The Rectoral Address' Seriously…-- On Gèrard Granel's De l'universitè." Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 (1991): 335-362.

Literary Reading

Fynsk, Christopher. "Literary Reading." Interpretation, Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 18, Autumn-Winter (1988): 43-57.

Noise at the Threshold

Fynsk, Christopher. "Noise at the Threshold." Research in Phenomenology 19 (1989): 101-120.

Apartheid. het woord en het ding

Fynsk, Christopher. "Apartheid. het woord en het ding." Translated by Kris Humbeeck. Restant Vol. 15, No. 4 (1989): 121-134.

Freiheit der Interpretation im liberalen Amerika

Fynsk, Christopher. "Freiheit der Interpretation im liberalen Amerika." Translated by Thomas Kleinbub. Tumult (1987): 125-132.

The Self and its Witness; On Heidegger's Being and Time

Fynsk, Christopher. "The Self and its Witness; On Heidegger's Being and Time." Boundary 2 Vol. 10, No. 3, Spring (1982): 185-207.

The Choice of Deconstruction

Fynsk, Christopher. "The Choice of Deconstruction." Rivista di Estetica Vol. 25, No. 17 (1984): 53-61.

Legacies of May: On the Work of Le Doctrinal de Sapience

Fynsk, Christopher. "Legacies of May: On the Work of Le Doctrinal de Sapience." MLN Vol. 93, No. 5, December (1978): 963-971.

A Decelebration of Philosophy

Fynsk, Christopher. "A Decelebration of Philosophy." Diacritics Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer (1978): 80-90.

The Production of a Difference

Fynsk, Christopher. "The Production of a Difference." Enclitic Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall (1977): 23-38.