Jean-Michel Rabaté, Ph. D.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania since 1992.
Department of English, Fisher-Bennett Hall. Philadelphia, PA. 19104-6273
Co-founder and senior curator of Slought Philadelphia.
Editor at the Journal of Modern Literature
Former trustee of the James Joyce Foundation and past president of the Samuel Beckett Society (20009-2012).
Since 2008, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Serving on the editorial boards of Interfaces, The James Joyce Quarterly, The James Joyce Annual, The European Journal of English Studies, Modernism/Modernity, English text Construction and Textual Practice.
Formerly serving on the board of the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Jean- Michel Rabaté has authored or edited 48 books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett, Pound and Joyce. Recent books include Lacan Literario; 1913: The cradle of modernism; The Ethic of the Lie and Etant donnés: 1) l'art, 2) le crime. In 2013, he edited A Handbook of Modernism Studies and a new French translation of Joyce's Exiles. In 2014 he published Crimes of the Future: Theory and its global reproduction, Bloomsbury Publishing, and Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis, Cambridge University Press.
Editor of 1922: Culture, Politics and Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2015, The Pathos of Distance (2016), Think, Pig! Beckett at the limit of the human (2016), Les Guerres de Derrida (2016).
More recent titles include Rust (2018), Kafka L.O.L. (2018), After Derrida (2018), Rire au Soleil (2019), Understanding Derrida / Understanding Modernism (2019), Knots: Post-Lacanian Readings of literature and film (2020), Beckett and Sade (2020), Rires Prodigues (2021), Knots, Post-Lacanian readings of film, literature and culture, New York, Routledge, 2020, Beckett and Sade, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020. Rires Prodigues: Rire et jouissance chez Marx, Freud et Kafka, Paris, Stilus, 2021., With Angeliki Spiropoulou, Historical Modernisms: Time, History and Modernist Aesthetics, Bloomsbury, 2022 and James Joyce, Hérétique et Prodigue, Paris, Stilus, 2022.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Alan Filreis Teaching Award, Sponsored by the English Undergraduate Advisory Board, 2004
UPENN College of Graduate Studies and LPS Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2003.