Samuel Weber

Biography

Samuel Weber (b.1940) is an American philosopher and one of the leading thinkers across the disciplines of literary theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. He is the Paul de Man Chair at The European Graduate School / EGS, as well as the Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities and the co-director of the Paris Program in Critical Theory at Northwestern University.

Under the supervision of Paul de Man, Weber obtained his doctoral degree in comparative literature from Cornell University in 1971. He continued his education in Europe, primarily in Germany, where he became strongly influenced by the work of Theodor W. Adorno and the Frankfurt School of critical theory. In 1973, he completed a habilitation in comparative and modern French literature at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Together with Shierry Weber Nicholsen, Samuel Weber translated Adorno’s book Prisms (1982) into English. As co-founder and editor of the journal Glyph, he became one of the key figures in the Western discovery of the Bakhtin circle. He also introduced and commented on the works of Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida. Samuel Weber is a renowned scholar of Walter Benjamin and Derrida. He translated Derrida’s essay “Signature, Event, Context” (1977, with Jeffrey Mehlman) and Derrida’s subsequent reply to John Searle, Limited Inc (1988), into English.

Samuel Weber’s scope of interest is broad and varied. It includes psychoanalysis, literature, philosophy, media, technology, institutions, and theatre. His book Return to Freud: Jacques Lacan’s Dislocation of Psychoanalysis was originally written and published in German in 1978. In 1991, Michael Levine translated the book into English. The work was initially conceived as a series of notes for Weber’s lectures at the Freie Universität Berlin. At that time, there little material on Lacan’s work available in German. Therefore, Weber attempted to provide a general introduction to Lacan’s Écrits (1966). His goal was to offer a guideline to Lacan’s enigmatic re-reading of Freudian psychoanalysis, which happened under the influence of French structuralism. Another of Weber’s books within psychoanalysis is entitled The Legend of Freud (1982). It is a reading of Freud from the perspective formulated in the texts of Derrida and asks the following question: is it possible to read Freud as a Derridean avant la lettre?

Institution and Interpretation was first published in 1983; its expanded edition appeared in 2001. Weber argues that the founding of a certain institution is always based on the acts of delimitation and exclusion. Ambiguity needs to be excluded, or, at least, limited for the institution to function properly. For example, this is what happened in the field of literary studies when it became governed by the figure of the Author. In order to be considered meaningful, literary works had to be put in relation with the truth and the guarantee of this truth became the Author. However, Weber questions the powers that form and delimit interpretations and poses significant questions about the future of humanities.

Mass Mediaurus: Form, Technics, Media (1996) does not belong to a traditional discipline of media studies. It was conceived during Weber’s visit to Australia in 1992 where he spent several weeks giving lectures, seminars, and interviews. The result of this experience was Mass Mediaurus, in which Weber explores whether we can consider television, radio, film, and writing as different forms of inscription. He also explores their inter-relationship and linkage, and is interested in “mediatic articulation” that not only enables the inscription of individual works into a complex “network,” but, at the same time, is always in the act of creation of this network.

Drawing on his experience as a Dramaturge, Weber examines dramatic writings that challenge the traditional conception of the theatre in Theatricality as Medium (2004). He does so in order to be able to work directly with “theatricality” as a medium itself. Here Weber manages to bring together the relations between philosophy, ethics, and drama from figures dating as far back as Aristotle to today’s critical dramaturges. His thesis is that today’s media (films, the internet, etc.) are not fundamentally different from that of the old live performances. In fact, perhaps the ambivalence of identity and place are even more prominent today than they were in Greek theatre.

One of Samuel Weber’s most important books is Benjamin’s-abilities (2008). Its inspiration derives from two sources. The first is Benjamin’s language. In his works, Benjamin often formulated his significant concepts by nominalizing verbs. He performed this nominalization by adding the suffix –barkeit, which can be translated into English as -ibility or -ability. For Weber, this is not a simple stylistic feature, but rather an indication of something more important. The second inspiration is from Derrida’s discussion with John Searle on the work of J.L. Austin that can be found in Limited Inc (1988). Weber is interested in Derrida’s notion of iterability (the power or the potentiality to repeat or be repeated) and attempts to link it with Benjamin’s -ability. He claims that this “structural possibility” can tell us a lot about “Benjamin’s penchant for forming key concepts in terms of their -ability, rather than their actuality as mere facts” (Benjamin’s-abilities, 6).

Samuel Weber’s interests are not limited to the sphere of academia. He worked for many years as a dramaturge in opera houses and theatres in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, and Ludwigsberg. Weber’s current research project concerns “the politics of singularity” and the further exploration of the Freudian concept of “the uncanny.”

Works

Books

Inquiétantes singularités, Weber, Samuel. Inquiétantes singularités. Translated by Charles Coustille. Editions Hermann, 2014. ISBN: 2705687912

Benjamin’s Abilities, Weber, Samuel. Benjamin’s Abilities. Harvard University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0674028376

Destruction and Dispersion: Collected Essays, Weber, Samuel. Destruction and Dispersion: Collected Essays. Translated by Satoshi Nouchi. Getsuyosha, 2005.

Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking, Weber, Samuel. Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking. Fordham University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0823224767

Prigodne Mete: O Militarizaciji Misljenja, Weber, Samuel. Prigodne Mete: O Militarizaciji Misljenja. Zagreb, 2009.

Gelegenheitsziele: Zur Militarisierung des Denkens, Weber, Samuel. Gelegenheitsziele: Zur Militarisierung des Denkens. Diaphanes, 2006. ISBN: 3935300999

Theatricality as Medium, Weber, Samuel. Theatricality as Medium. Fordham University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0823224163

Teatralnosc jako medium, Weber, Samuel. Teatralnosc jako medium. Cracow, 2010.

Rückkehr zu Freud: Jacques Lacans Ent-stellung der Psychoanalyse, Weber, Samuel. Rückkehr zu Freud: Jacques Lacans Ent-stellung der Psychoanalyse. Passagen, 2000. ISBN: 3851654242

Return to Freud: Jacques Lacan’s Dislocation of Psychoanalysis, Weber, Samuel. Return to Freud: Jacques Lacan’s Dislocation of Psychoanalysis. Translated by Michael Levine. Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 0521377706

Mass Mediauras: Essays on Form, Technics and Media, Weber, Samuel. Mass Mediauras: Essays on Form, Technics and Media. Edited by Alan Cholodenko. Power Publications/Stanford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0804726752

Institution and Interpretation, Weber, Samuel. Institution and Interpretation. University of Minnesota Press, 1987. ISBN: 0804731187

Mit Lacan, Weber, Samuel, and Der Hexenbrief. Mit Lacan. Rotation, 1982. ISBN: 3883840084

Freud-Legende: Drei Studien zum Psychoanalytischen Denken, Weber, Samuel. Freud-Legende: Drei Studien zum Psychoanalytischen Denken. Walter, 1979. ISBN: 3530925454

The Legend of Freud, Weber, Samuel. The Legend of Freud. Translated by Yuki Maeda and Takashi Minatomichi. Hosei University Press, 2009.

Freud-Legende, Weber, Samuel. Freud-Legende. Translated by Michael Scholl, Georg Ch Tholen and Theo Wassner. Passagen, 2002. ISBN: 3851655478

The Legend of Freud, Weber, Samuel. The Legend of Freud. The University of Minnesota Press, 1982. ISBN: 0804731209

Unwrapping Balzac: A Study of “La Peau de Chagrin”, Weber, Samuel. Unwrapping Balzac: A Study of “La Peau de Chagrin”. University of Toronto Press, 1979. ISBN: 0802054463

Chapters

Drawing – The Single Trait
Weber, Samuel. “Drawing – The Single Trait.” In Techniken der Übereinkuft: Zur Medialität des Politischen, edited by H. Blumentrath. Kulturverlag Kadmos, 79-98. 2009.

Anxiety –Borderlines in/of Psychoanalysis
Weber, Samuel. “Anxiety –Borderlines in/of Psychoanalysis.” In Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung. Felix Meiner, 2009.

Ohne Gewähr: On the Future of the Self and the Gegenwärtigkeit des Geistes
Weber, Samuel. “Ohne Gewähr: On the Future of the Self and the Gegenwärtigkeit des Geistes.” In Prognosen über Bewegungen, edited by Gabriele Brandstetter, Sibylle Peters, and Kai van Eikels. b_books, 2009.

The Indefinite Article of the Love of a Phrase
Weber, Samuel. “The Indefinite Article of the Love of a Phrase.” In Reading Ronell, edited by Diane Davis. University of Illinois Press, 2009. ISBN: 0252076478

Benjamin’s –abilities: Mediality and Concept Formation in Benjamin’s Early Writings
Weber, Samuel. “Benjamin’s –abilities: Mediality and Concept Formation in Benjamin’s Early Writings.” In Benjamin-Studien, edited by Daniel Weidner and Sigrid Weigel. Fink, 2008. ISBN: 359618018X

Theater als Exponierung
Weber, Samuel. “Theater als Exponierung.” In Tragödie, Trauerspiel, Spektakel, edited by Bettine Menke and Christoph Menke. Theater der Zeit, 2007. ISBN: 3934344852

Die kommende Demokratie: Zu einer Poetik des Unmöglichen
Weber, Samuel. “Die kommende Demokratie: Zu einer Poetik des Unmöglichen.” In Mnema: Derrida zum Andenken, edited by H.-J. Lenger and G.C. Tholen. Bielefeld, 2007. ISBN: 3899425103

The Politics of Protection and Projection
Weber, Samuel. “The Politics of Protection and Projection.” In Religion Beyond a Concept, edited by Hent de Vries. Fordham University Press, 2007. ISBN: 0823227251

The Incontinent Plot: Hamlet
Weber, Samuel. “The Incontinent Plot: Hamlet.” In Literatur als Philosophie—Philosophie als Literatur, edited by Eva Horn, Bettine Menke, and Christoph Menge, 233-252. Fink, 2006.

Die virtuelle Realität des Theaters: Artaud
Weber, Samuel. “Die virtuelle Realität des Theaters: Artaud.” In Politik der Vorstellung. Theater der Zeit, 2006.

Der Ring als Dekonstruktion der Moderne: Wagner mit Benjamin
Weber, Samuel. “Der Ring als Dekonstruktion der Moderne: Wagner mit Benjamin.” In Narben des Gesamtkunstwerks, edited by Richard Klein. Fink, 2001. ISBN: 3770535650

The Sideshow: Remarks on the Uncanny
Weber, Samuel. “The Sideshow: Remarks on the Uncanny.” In Deconstruction: A Reader, edited by Martin McQuillan Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 0415936888

Replacing the Body: An Approach to the Question of Digital Democracy
Weber, Samuel. “Replacing the Body: An Approach to the Question of Digital Democracy.” In Public Space and Democracy, edited by Marcel Henaff and Tracy Strong. University of Minnesota Press, 2001. ISBN: 0816633886

Stattfinden
Weber, Samuel. “Stattfinden.” In Zeugnis und Zeugenschaft. Akademie Verlag, 2000. ISBN: 3050034785

Das Erwachen bei Benjamin und Proust
Weber, Samuel. “Das Erwachen bei Benjamin und Proust.” In Les Mots de la Tribu, edited by Thomas Amos, Hjelmut Bertram, and Maria Cristina Gianno. Stauffenberg, 2000. ISBN: 3860576526

Virtualität der Medien
Weber, Samuel. “Virtualität der Medien.” In Konfigurationen. Zwischen Kunst und Medien, edited by Sigrid Schade and Hans Christoph Tholen. Wilhelm Fink, 1999. ISBN: 3770533488

Vor Ort: Theater im Zeitalter der Medien
Weber, Samuel. “Vor Ort: Theater im Zeitalter der Medien.” In Grenzgänge, edited by G. Brandstetter, Helga Finter and Markus Wessendorf . Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998. ISBN: 3823352245

Benjamin’s Style
Weber, Samuel. “Benjamin’s Style.” In Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Vol. I, edited by Michael Kelly. Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0195126475

The Future of the Humanities
Weber, Samuel. “The Future of the Humanities.” In Unisa as Distinctive University for our Time, edited by C.S. de Beer, 127-15. University of South Africa,1998.

Einmal ist Keinmal: Das Wiederholbare und das Singuläre
Weber, Samuel. “Einmal ist Keinmal: Das Wiederholbare und das Singuläre.” In Poststrukturalismus, edited by G. Neumann, 434-448. Metzler, 1997.

Un-Übersetzbarkeit: Zu Benjamins ‘Aufgabe des Übersetzers
Weber, Samuel. “Un-Übersetzbarkeit: Zu Benjamins ‘Aufgabe des Übersetzers.” In Die Sprache der Anderen, edited by Anselm Haverkamp, 121-146. Fischer ZeitSchriften,1997.

German Translation
Weber, Samuel. “German Translation.” In Das Vergessen(e), edited by Elisabeth Weber and Christoph Tholen. Turia + Kant, 1997. ISBN: 3851321200

Theater als Übersetzung
Weber, Samuel. “Theater als Übersetzung.” In Axel Manthey: Theater, edited by Carsten Ahrens et al. Residenz Verla, 1997. ISBN: 3701707774

The Future of the University
Weber, Samuel. “The Future of the University.” In Ideas of the University, edited by Terry Smith. Sydney University, 1996. ISBN: 1864512482

Stückwerk
Weber, Samuel. “Stückwerk.” In Dekonstruktion und Marxismus: Politiken des Anderen II, edited by Hans Peter Jäck. HvF, 1996.

Humanitarian Interventions in an Age of Media
Weber, Samuel. “Humanitarian Interventions in an Age of Media.” In Eingriffe im Zeitalter der Medien, edited by Hannelore Pfeil and Hans-Peter Jäck. Hanseatischer Fachverl, 1995. ISBN: 3929027348

Objectivity Otherwise
Weber, Samuel. “Objectivity Otherwise.” In Objectivity and its Other, ed. Wolfgang Natter, Theodor R. Schatzki and J.P. Jones III. Guilford, 1995. ISBN: 0898625459

The bidding: parody and deconstruction
Weber, Samuel. “The bidding: parody and deconstruction.” In Deconstruction is/in America, edited by Anselm Haverkam. New York University Press, 1995. ISBN: 0814735185

Le surenchère: parodie et déconstruction
Weber, Samuel. “Le surenchère: parodie et déconstruction.” In Passage des frontières, edited by Marie-Louise Mallet. Galilée, 1994. ISBN: 2718604247

Zur Sprache des Fernsehens
Weber, Samuel. “Zur Sprache des Fernsehens.” In Bildstörung, edited by Jean-Pierre Dubost. Reclam, 1994. ISBN: 3379014990.

Dekonstruktion vor dem Namen
Weber, Samuel. “Dekonstruktion vor dem Namen.” In Gewalt und Gerechtigkeit: Derrida-Benjamin, edited by Anselm Haverkamp. Suhrkamp, 1994. ISBN: 3518117068

After Deconstruction
Weber, Samuel. “After Deconstruction,” In Decostruzione e/è America, edited by Andrea Carosso. Tirrenia-Stampatori, 1994. ISBN: 8877632232

Breaching the Gap: Lacan’s Ethics of Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Tragicomic
Weber, Samuel. “Breaching the Gap: Lacan’s Ethics of Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Tragicomic.” In Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture, edited by Mark Poster. Columbia University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0231080565

The Parallax View
Weber, Samuel. “The Parallax View.” In Assemblage, edited by Mark Wigley, 20. MIT Press, 1993.

The Unraveling of Form. L
Weber, Samuel. “The Unraveling of Form. L.” In Die Aufgabe des Lesers: Ethics and Reading.Peters, edited by Verbeeck. 1992. ISBN: 9068314114

Deconstruction Before the Name
Weber, Samuel. “Deconstruction Before the Name,” in Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, ed. D. Cornell, M. Rosenfeld, D.G. Carlson. Routledge, 1992. ISBN: 0415903041

Dopo la Deconstruzione: conseguenze
Weber, Samuel. “Dopo la Deconstruzione: conseguenze.” In Intersezioni: Rivista di storia delle idee, 397-412. 1992.

Das Leiden an der Zeit: Gedanken zu Parsifal
Weber, Samuel. “Das Leiden an der Zeit: Gedanken zu Parsifal.” In Les Symbolistes et Richard Wagner, edited by Wolfgang Storch, 133-138. Edition Henrich, 1991.

Le polynôme
Weber, Samuel. “Le polynôme.” In Lacan avec les philosophes. Bibliotheque du College International de Philosophie, 50-60. 1991.

Der posthume Zwischenfall: Eine live Sendung
Weber, Samuel. “Der posthume Zwischenfall: Eine live Sendung.” In Zeit-Zeichen, edited by G. Ch. Tholen and M. O. Scholl. Acta humaniora, 1990. ISBN: 3527177132

On the Balcony: The Theater of Technics
Weber, Samuel. “On the Balcony: The Theater of Technics.” In Bild-Sprache: Texte zwischen Dichten und Denken. Louvain University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9061863945

Criticism Underway: Walter Benjamin’s Romantic Concept of Criticism
Weber, Samuel. “Criticism Underway: Walter Benjamin’s Romantic Concept of Criticism.” In Romantic Revolutions, edited by Kenneth R. Johnston, G. Chaitin, K. Hanson and H. Marks. Indiana University Press, 1990. ISBN: 025320562X

The Monument Disfigured
Weber, Samuel. “The Monument Disfigured.” In Responses: Paul de Man’s Wartime Journalism, edited by Werner Hamacher, Neil Hertz, and Tom Keenan. University of Nebraska Press, 1989. ISBN: 0803223528

Das abgeschirmte Bild
Weber, Samuel. “Das abgeschirmte Bild.” In Individualität: Poetik und Hermeneutik XIII, edited by Manfred Frank and Anselm Haverkamp. Fink, 1988. ISBN: 377052473X

The Found(er)ing of Comparative Literature
Weber, Samuel. “The Found(er)ing of Comparative Literature.” In The Comparative Perspective on Literature Approaches to Theory and Practice, edited by Clayton Koelb and Susan Noakes. Cornell University Press, 1988. ISBN: 080149477X

Who Ever Heard of Dr. Schreber?
Weber, Samuel. “Who Ever Heard of Dr. Schreber?” Translated by Ida Macalpine. In Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, edited by Daniel P. Schreber and Richard A. Hunter. Harvard University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0674565150

Sophisme, sophistique et ambivalences analytiques
Weber, Samuel. “Sophisme, sophistique et ambivalences analytiques.” In Le plaisir de parler, edited by Barbara Cassi. Editions de Minuit, 1986. ISBN: 2707311006

Caught in the Act of Reading
Weber, Samuel. “Caught in the Act of Reading.” Introduction to Demarcating the disciplines : philosophy, literature, art. edited by Samuel Weber, Wlad Godzlich, and Henry Sussman. University of Minnesota Press, 1986. ISBN: 0816613982

Literature — Just Making It
Weber, Samuel. “Literature — Just Making It.” Afterword to Just Gaming, by Jean-Francois Lyotard and Jean-Loup Thebaud. Translated by Wlad Godzich. University of Minnesota Press, 1985. ISBN: 0816612773

Demarcations: Deconstruction, Institutionalization, Ambivalence
Weber, Samuel. “Demarcations: Deconstruction, Institutionalization, Ambivalence.” In Working Papers. The Urbino International Center of Semiotics and Linguistics, 1985.

The Debts of Deconstruction, and Other, Related Assumptions
Weber, Samuel. “The Debts of Deconstruction, and Other, Related Assumptions.” In Taking Chances: Derrida, Psychonalysis and Literature, edited by Joseph H. Smith and William Kerrigan. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984. ISBN: 0801832322

Die Parabel
Weber, Samuel. “Die Parabel,” Introduction to Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken, edited by Daniel Paul Schreber and Samuel M. Weber. Ullstein, 1982. ISBN: 3548029574

The Critic’s Choice
Weber, Samuel. “The Critic’s Choice.” In 1789: Reading, Writing, and Revolution, edited by Francis Barker. University of Essex, 1982. ISBN: 0901726192

Das Fest des Schreibens
Weber, Samuel. “Das Fest des Schreibens.” In Erzäh1forschung, im 20, Jahrhundert, edited by Rolf Kloepfer and Gisela Janetzke-Dillner, 397-405. Kohlhammer, 1981.

Tertium Datur
Weber, Samuel. “Tertium Datur.” In Austreibung des Geistes aus den Geisteswissenschaften, edited by Friedrich Kittler. Schöning, 1980. ISBN: 3506992937.

It
Weber, Samuel. “It.” In Glyph 4, edsited by Samuel Weber and Henry Sussman. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978. ISBN: 0801821436

Program; The Divaricator
Weber, Samuel. “Program; The Divaricator.” In Glyph 1. UMI Out-of-Print Books on Demand, 1992 (1977). ISBN: 080181930X

Der Einschnitt. Zur Aktualität Voloshinovs
Weber, Samuel. “Der Einschnitt. Zur Aktualität Voloshinovs.” In Marxismus und Sprachphilosophie, edited by V.N. Voloshinov. Ullstein, 1975. ISBN: 3548031218.

Translating the Untranslatable
Weber, Samuel. “Translating the Untranslatable,” Introduction to Prisms, by, Theodor W. Adorno. Neville Spearman, 1967. ISBN: 0854354131

Translations

Limited Inc.
Weber, Samuel, trans. Limited Inc., by Jacques Derrida. Northwestern University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0810107872

Limited inc., a b c
Weber, Samuel, trans. “Limited inc., a b c,” by Jacques Derrida. In Glyph 2. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

Die Bedeutung des Phallus
Weber, Samuel, trans. “Die Bedeutung des Phallus,” by Jacques Lacan. In Freuds technische Schriften : das Seminar von Jacques Lacan, Buch I, edited by Jacques Lacan, Norbert Haas, Jacques-Alain Miller and Werner Hamacher. Walter cop, 1978. ISBN: 3530502138

Prisms
Weber, Samuel, and Shierry Weber, trans. Prisms, by Theodor W. Adorno. Neville Spearman, 1967. ISBN: 0854354131

Articles

Between Part and Whole: Benjamin and the Single Trait
Weber, Samuel. “Between Part and Whole: Benjamin and the Single Trait.” Paragraph 32-3 (2009): 364-381.

Abdelkébir Khatibi
Weber, Samuel. “Abdelkébir Khatibi.” Aimance and Aisance, Langues et literatures 19 (2009).

On the Japanese Translation of The Legend of Freud: A Dialogue with Samuel Weber
Weber, Samuel. “On the Japanese Translation of The Legend of Freud: A Dialogue with Samuel Weber.” QUI PARLE Vol 17, No. 2 (2009). ISSN: 1041-8385

Medium, Reflexivity and the Economy of the Self
Weber, Samuel. “Medium, Reflexivity and the Economy of the Self.” Revue d’Etudes Culturelles 4, Winter (2008): 33-48.

Europe and Its Others: Some Preliminary Reflections on the Relation of Reflexivity and Violence in Rodolphe Gasché’s Europe, or the Infinite Task
Weber, Samuel. “Europe and Its Others: Some Preliminary Reflections on the Relation of Reflexivity and Violence in Rodolphe Gasché’s Europe, or the Infinite Task.” CR: The New Centennial Review Vol. 8, No. 3, Winter (2008).

Rogue Democracy
Weber, Samuel. “Rogue Democracy.” Diacritics Vol. 38, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer (2008). ISSN: 1080-6539

On Walter Benjamin
Weber, Samuel. “On Walter Benjamin.” Daedalus Spring (2007): 138-140.

Medium als Störung: Theater und Sprache bei Kierkegaard und Benjamin
Weber, Samuel. “Medium als Störung: Theater und Sprache bei Kierkegaard und Benjamin.” MLN Vol. 120, No. 3 (2005). ISSN: 0026-7910

Le seul ‘moi’ du monde…
Weber, Samuel. “Le seul ‘moi’ du monde…” Rue Descartes 48 (2005): 39-41.

Once and For All
Weber, Samuel. “Once and For All.” Grey Room 20 (2005): 106-116.

God Bless America!
Weber, Samuel. “God Bless American.” Revue de Littérature Comparée 312 (2004): 423-443.

Critical Theory and the Task of Reading (Adorno)
Weber, Samuel. “Critical Theory and the Task of Reading (Adorno).” New German Critique 81, Fall (2000).

Benjamin’s Excitable Gestures
Weber, Samuel. “Benjamin’s Excitable Gestures.” hybridity Vol. 1, No. 1 (2000): 55-76.

The Virtuality of Medium
Weber, Samuel. “The Virtuality of Medium.” Sites Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall (2000): 297-319.

Psychoanalysis and Theatricality
Weber, Samuel. “Psychoanalysis and Theatricality.” Parallax Vol. 6, No. 3 (2000): 29-48.

Family Scenes: Some Preliminary Remarks on Domesticity and Theatricality
Weber, Samuel. “Family Scenes: Some Preliminary Remarks on Domesticity and Theatricality.” South Atlantic Quarterly Vol. 98, No. 3, Summer (1999): 22-28.

Nomos in The Magic Flute
Weber, Samuel. “Nomos in The Magic Flute.” Translated by Luke Carson. Angelaki Vol. 3, No. 2 (1998): 61-88.

Reading — to the End of the World. (Narration and Theatricality in Tristram Shandy)
Weber, Samuel. “Reading — to the End of the World. (Narration and Theatricality in Tristram Shandy).” Modern Language Notes Vol. 111, No. 5, December (1996).

Double-Take: Acting and Writing in Genet’s L’étrange mot d’…
Weber, Samuel. “Double-Take: Acting and Writing in Genet’s L’étrange mot d’…” Yale French Studies 91 (1997): 28-48.

Der abgestempelte Signifikant: Lacan mit Heidegger
Weber, Samuel. “Der abgestempelte Signifikant: Lacan mit Heidegger.” Riss 9 (1993): 119-136.

Genealogy of Modernity: History, Myth and Allegory in Benjamin’s Origin of the German Mourning Play
Weber, Samuel. “Genealogy of Modernity: History, Myth and Allegory in Benjamin’s Origin of the German Mourning Play.” MLN 106 (1991): 465-500.

The Media and the War
Weber, Samuel. “The Media and the War.” Alphabet City Summer (1991): 22-26.

In the Name of the Law
Weber, Samuel. “In the Name of the Law.” Cardoza Law Review Vol. II, No. 5-6 July/August (1990): 1515-1538.

Upsetting the Set Up: Remarks on Heidegger’s Questing After Technics
Weber, Samuel. “Upsetting the Set Up: Remarks on Heidegger’s Questing After Technics.” MLN Winter (1989-90): 976-991.

The Vaulted Eye: Remarks on Knowledge and Professionalism
Weber, Samuel. “The Vaulted Eye: Remarks on Knowledge and Professionalism.” Yale French Studies 77 (1990): 44-60.

Theater, Technics and Writing
Weber, Samuel. “Theater, Technics and Writing.” 1-800 Fall (1989): 15-19.

La boîte et le balcon: De la technique au théâtre
Weber, Samuel.”La boîte et le balcon: De la technique au théâtre.” Qui parle? Spring (1989).

Le temps d’un rire
Weber, Samuel. “Le temps d’un rire.” Critique 488-489, January-February (1988): 61-76.

Der Begriff der Angst bei Freud und Lacan
Weber, Samuel. “Der Begriff der Angst bei Freud und Lacan.” Riss: Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse October (1987).

Laughing in the Meanwhile
Weber, Samuel. “Laughing in the Meanwhile.” Modern Language Notes Vol. 102, No. 4, Fall (1987).

Postmoderne und Postatrukturalismus
Weber, Samuel. “Postmoderne und Postatrukturalismus.” Ästhetik und Kommunikation Vol. 17, No. 63 (1986): 105-122.

Reviewed Works: The Intersection: Marxism and the Philosophy of Language by V. N. Voloshinov; L. Matejka; I. R. Titunik
Weber, Samuel and and Chris Kubiak. “Reviewed Works: The Intersection: Marxism and the Philosophy of Language by V. N. Voloshinov; L. Matejka; I. R. Titunik.” diacritics Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter (1985): 19.

Ambivalence, the Humanities and the Study of Literature
Weber, Samuel. “Ambivalence, the Humanities and the Study of Literature.” diacritics Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer (1985): 15.

How Not to Stop Worrying
Weber, Samuel. “How Not to Stop Worrying.” Critical Exchange 15, Winter (1984): 17-25.

Les dettes de la déconstruction et autres assomptions connexes
Weber, Samuel. “Les dettes de la déconstruction et autres assomptions connexes.” Confrontation 19 (1988): 47-78.

Taking Place: Towards a Theater of Dislocation
Weber, Samuel. “Taking Place: Towards a Theater of Dislocation.” enclitic Vol. 8, No. 1-2, Spring/Fall (1984).

Reading and Writing — chez Derrida
Weber, Samuel. “Reading and Writing — chez Derrida.” Tijdschrift voor Filosofie Vol. 45, No. 1, March (1983): 41-62.

Capitalizing History
Weber, Samuel. “Capitalizing History.” diacritics Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer (1983): 15.

L’institution de la pensée
Weber, Samuel. “L’institution de la pensée.” Recherches Sociologques 1-2 (1982): 158-168.

Closure and Exclusion
Weber, Samuel. “Closure and Exclusion.” diacritics Vol. 10, No. 2, June (1980). ISSN: 03007162

Das linke Zeichen: Zur Semiologie Saussures und Peirces
Weber, Samuel. “Das linke Zeichen: Zur Semiologie Saussures und Peirces.” Fugen 1 (1980): 43-63.

Saussure and the Apparition of Language: The Critical Perspective
Weber, Samuel. “Saussure and the Apparition of Language: The Critical Perspective.” MLN Vol. 91, No. 5, October (1976): 26.

The Sideshow: Remarks on the Uncanny: Freud, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam
Weber, Samuel. “The Sideshow: Remarks on the Uncanny: Freud, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam.” MLN Vol. 88, No. 6, December (1973).

Le madrepore
Weber, Samuel. “Le madrepore.” Poetique: Revue de Théorie et d’Analyse Litteraires 13 (1973): 28-54.

The Madrepore
Weber, Samuel. “The Madrepore.” MLN Vol. 87, No. 7, December (1972): 47. ISSN: 0026-7910

Lecture de Benjamin
Weber, Samuel. “Lecture de Benjamin.” Critique 267-268 (1969): 699-712.

Benjamin-Lektüre
Weber, Samuel. “Benjamin-Lektüre.” MLN Vol. 94, No. 3 ,April (1979). ISSN: 0026-7910

Interviews

Falling Out of One’s Role With Art: An Interview with Samuel Weber on “Benjamin’s –abilities
Weber, Samuel. “Falling Out of One’s Role With Art: An Interview with Samuel Weber on “Benjamin’s –abilities.” Parrhesia 4 (2008).

Targeting, Television and Networking: An Interview with Samuel Weber
Weber, Samuel. “Targeting, Television and Networking: An Interview with Samuel Weber.” Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Vol. 14, No. 4 (2008): 375-385.

Interview with Sebastian Kirsch on the upcoming American Presidential Election
Weber, Samuel. “Interview with Sebastian Kirsch on the upcoming American Presidential Election.” Theater der Zeit, December 2008.

Lectures

Samuel Weber

Kafka’s Hunter Gracchus

14.10.2014
Samuel Weber

Bare Life and Life In General

14.05.2011
Samuel Weber

Derrida, Theatricality, and Signs

05.08.2010
Samuel Weber

Derrida, Reality, and the Writing Process

04.08.2010
Samuel Weber

Derrida, Iterability, and Freud’s Uncanny

30.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Hoffman, Questions of Technology, Derrida, and Iterability

29.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Hoffman, The Sandman, and Lacan’s Narcissistic Ego

20.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Descartes and the Status of Self-Consciousness and Meaning

18.07.2010
Samuel Weber

The Uncanny and Media: Introductory Remarks

18.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Kant, Singularity, and Monolithics

16.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Luther, Capitalism, and Corruption

16.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Kafka, Mobilization, and the Uncanny

13.07.2010
Samuel Weber

Economic Theology

26.04.2010
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 9/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 8/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 7/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 6/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 5/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 4/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 3/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 2/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Text, Image and Visuality 1/9

27.07.2009
Samuel Weber

Politics and Corruption

22.02.2005