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Dr. Cory Stockwell


Cory Stockwell is a comparatist whose research focuses on the question of how contemporary literature engages with politics. He is currently completing a book project on the production of meaning in the work of W. G. Sebald and Jean-Luc Nancy.


“Haydi: On a Life that Feels Itself Live in Gospodinov’s The Physics of Sorrow.” In Bulgarian Literature as World Literature, eds. Mihaela P. Harper and Dimitar Kambourov. New York: Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

“The Life of the Night: Bolaño, Blanchot, and the Impoverishment of Openness.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 60.3 (2019), 342-356.

“The Star and the Revolution: Žižek, Kafka, and the Alchemy of Subtraction.” Cultural Critique 101 (2018), 131-157.

“Sovereignty, Secrecy, and the Question of Magic in Roberto Bolaño’s Distant Star.” CR: The New Centennial Review 16.3 (2016), 233-261.

“Chaque fois bizarre, la fin du monde.” In La Communauté revisitée / Community Redux, ed. Rémi Astruc. Versailles: RKI Press, 2015, 51-57.

“Not Yet: The Faith of Revolution.” Oxford Literary Review 36.1 (2014), 115-135.

“Lispector, the Time of the Veil.” CR: The New Centennial Review 12.3 (2012), 245-68.

“Othello, the Secret of the Political.” In Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique, eds. Leonidas Donskis and J.D. Mininger. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2012, 55-68.

“Sade and Sollers: Hoax or Ventriloquism?” SubStance 125, 40.2 (2011), 22-36.

“The Secret that God Keeps from Us: On the Necessary Plurality of Religions in Kant.” The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 11.2 (2011), 151-170.

“Kant and the Sublime Murmur of the We.” Mosaic 42.1 (2009), 19-32.