Angela Hunter, Interim Chair


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Introduction and Educational Background

Angela Hunter is Interim Chair for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies for 2014-2015. She is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a regular appointment in the Department English. She also coordinates the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at UALR. Dr. Hunter holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (with a certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies) from Emory University, an MA in French Literature from New York University, and a BA in Comparative Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies from Colorado College.

Research Interests

Dr. Hunter’s research focuses on studies of sexuality and subjectivity in the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and studies of the 18th-century feminist philosopher Louise Dupin. She also works on 19th-century French literature and 20th-century French thought (especially the work of Jacques Derrida). She is also interested in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory, primarily Jacques Lacan and his critics.

Selected Professional Activities

2011 “Reading, Marks, Love: Rousseau, Stendhal, Baudelaire”, Oxford Literary Review, vol 33.1, 2011. 2010 “Invito Spectatore: Scenes of Love in the Lettre à d’Alembert sur les spectacles,” Romance Notes, 50 (2), Winter 2010 2010 Book Review of John Schad, Someone Called Derrida (Sussex, 2007). Derrida Today.  Vol. 3(1), May 2010 2009 “The Unfinished Work on Louise Marie-Madeleine Dupin’s Unfinished Ouvrage sur les femmes”, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 43(1), Fall 2009 2008  “Signs of Reading and the Subject of Love in Stendhal’s De l’Amour.”  Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 36.3-4 2007 “Rousseau’s Queer Bottom: Sexual Difference in the Confessions.” Volume XXXIV of French Literature Series. Rodopi Press 2005 “Where to Place Feminine Sexuality?: (Re)reading Encore.”  Review Essay on Reading Seminar XX: Lacan’s Major Work on Love, Knowledge and Feminine Sexuality (SUNY, 2004). In Journal of Lacanian Studies. 2004  “Looking Beyond the Libido for the Lost Ego Instincts.” Review of Elizabeth Young-Bruehl, Where do we fall when we fall in love? (Other Press, 2003). For Metapsychology Online.