In October and November of 2014 I conducted continued research at the Derrida Archives at UC Irvine in preparation for Archival Derrida which will be a multi-volume book covering Derrida's lecture courses. Volume one will cover four of those courses in the 1980s. The book will contain synopses and chapters that elucidate the major aspects of each course in order to bring them into conversation with Derrida's publications. I'm grateful to the Humanities Research Institute at UCI for making my stay possible and enjoyable and to colleagues in comparative literature for their companionship.
In September of 2014 I assumed directorship of the Interdisciplinary Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which convenes a minor as well as a Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Master's Degree level. In the planning stages for Spring 2016 is a symposium on utopia in honor of Thomas More's Utopia which is having its quincentennial anniversary.
"Is Theory a Science?" forthcoming in American Literary History (Oxford UP).
"Secondary Thinking and Trauma" in Contemporary Approaches to Literary Theory (Macmillan 2014).
January 2015, Modern Language Association, Special Session: Antagonism and the Future of Theory, Arranged by Society for Critical Exchange. "Reading Fredric Jameson Today"