Associate Professor

Degrees and institutions granting the degree

  • SUNY at Buffalo, PhD (2007)
  • University of Debrecen (Hungary), University Diploma (1999)

Professional Areas of Specialty

  • Critical and Literary Theory; Psychoanalysis; Contemporary Political Theory;
  • Twentieth Century Literatures; Modernism; Cold War Studies;
  • Translation and Translation Studies;

Selected Publications

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Book:

  • The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture. New York: Fordham UP, 2012. (More)

Selected Articles:

  • “Stalin’s Boots and the March of History (Post-Communist Memories).” Forthcoming in Cultural Critique 83 (Winter 2013).
  • “Modern and Postmodern Developments.” In Oxford History of Literary Translation in English. Volume 5: The Twentieth Century (1900-2000). Ed. Lawrence Venuti. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • “The Parapraxis of Translation.” CR: The New Centennial Review 12.1 (Spring 2012): 47-68.
  • “Affirmative Judgments: The Sabbath of Deconstruction.” parallax 56.3 (2010): 74-84.
  • “The Mother Tongues of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation.” Journal of Modern Literature 33.2 (Winter 2010): 24-46.
  • “Deconstruction and Experience: The Politics of the Undeconstructible.” In A Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics. Ed. Carsten Strathausen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 125-146.
  • “Faulkner in the Fifties: The Making of the Faulkner Canon.” Arizona Quarterly 63.2 (Summer 2007): 81-107.
  • “Freud and the Prophetic.” Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 11.3 (December 2006): 265-81.

Edited Journal Issues:

  • “The Event of Translation.” CR: The New Centennial Review 12.1 (Forthcoming in Spring 2012). (Articles by Bruce Fink, Barbara Cassin, Kevin Attell, and Nathan Henne.)
  • Co-editor (with Alexei Di Orio), “War and Psychoanalysis.” Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious (2004). (Articles by Slavoj Žižek, Ernesto Laclau, Gil Anidjar, Ariella Azoulay, Diane Rubenstein, Sam Gillespie, Sigi Jöttkandt, Petar Ramadanovic.) (More)

Selected Translations

Book:

  • Rodolphe Gasché. Georges Bataille: Phenomenology and Phantasmatology. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2012 (From German to English). (More)

Selected Articles:

  • Barbara Cassin. “The Relativity of Translation and Relativism.” CR: The New Centennial Review 12.1 (Spring 2012): 23-45. (From French to English)
  • Eva Geulen. “The Function of Ambivalence in Agamben’s Re-Ontologization of Politics.” A Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics. Ed. Carsten Strathausen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 19-32. (From German to English)
  • Werner Hamacher. “The Relation.” CR: The New Centennial Review 8.3 (2008): 29-69. (From German to English)
  • Rodolphe Gasché. “Dé-lire: Bataille and the Delirium of Reading.” theory@buffalo 12 (2008): 8-33. (From German to English)
  • Henry Corbin, “Of Apophatic Theology as Antidote to Nihilism.” Umbr(a) 2007: 59-83. (From French to English)
  • Monique David-Ménard, “‘Stationary Process and Infinite Speed’: Psychoanalysis with Psychosis.” Umbr(a) 2006: 41-51. (From French to English)
  • Christian Jambet, “The Stranger and Theophany.” Umbr(a) 2005: 27-41. (From French to English)

Recently Taught Courses

  • ENGL 200: “Introduction to English Studies”
  • ENGL 270: “Literary and Critical Theory”
  • ENGL 305A “The Novel: 1700-1900”
  • ENGL 405E: “Transatlantic Modernism”
  • ENGL 405E / 805E: “Modern Fiction: Global Modernisms”
  • ENGL 871: “Literary Criticism and Theory”
  • ENGL 971: “Aesthetics and Politics: Badiou, Agamben, Rancière”
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Roland Végső
Assistant Professor
221 Andrews Hall
(402) 472-1845 (office)
rvegso2@unl.edu