Education, Gilles Deleuze, French social theory, Michel Foucault, Translating thought,
modern art, French philosophy (Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Ranciere, Michel Foucault), Apollinaire
Charles is a lecturer working in the University of West England and a part II architect. In his academic career he has taught and lectured in a number of universities across the UK. His Ph.D. thesis, written in Cardiff University, focussed on the intersections of architecture and post-linguistic schools of thought; in particular those put forward by Michel Foucault as well as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. His research interests include the entanglements of the subvert in society and architecture as well as the development of new technologies that arise from unconventional ideas. His research seeks to understand the Architectures of the subvert in different contexts such as the Communist states, developing urbanism (focussing on parkour parks) and QUeer architecture.
Blood (History of Medicine, Galenism, Eugenics, Scientific Racism, Racial Statistics, Race, Violence, War, Menstruation, Vampirism, Cannibalism, Ingestion, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, HIV/AIDS, Tissue Economies, Visual Arts, Horror, Political Theory, Phenomenology, Affect)MLA Specialization:
Long Nineteenth Century.Authors:
William Wells Brown, Pauline E. Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Ludwig von Reizenstein, Samuel A. Cartwright, Edward H. Dixon.Theoretical training:
Narrative theory (Narratology, Reader-Reception), Disability Studies, Feminist theory, Political Studies.Theorists:
Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Mary Floyd-Wilson.Advisors:
Nicole Tonkovich (co-chair), Michael Davidson (co-chair), Shelley Streeby, Lisa Cartwright, Lisa Lampert-Weissig.Languages:
German (Native), English (Quasi-Native), French (Everyday), Ivrit (Student).Teaching techniques:
Verbal discussion of assigned readings, video lectures, etc. Fundamentals in theory and methodology applied in regular, manageable writing assignments aimed at the completion of a final project. Student presentations of final projects. Thesis-driven final assignments with emphasis on argument and reflection (research paper or essay).
2014-2018. Associate professor in Bau, Design College of Barcelona (UVic)- Degree in Design;
2014- 2018. Consultant in Open University of Catalonia (UOC)- Degree in Education.
PhD in Philosophy (UB, 2017- Cum Laude) Thesis: “Être autrement: el ser como transformación en Michel Foucault”
Master in Contemporary Thought (UB, 2009 – Special Award).
Degree in Philosophy (UB, 2008 – Special Award)
Degree in Psychology (URV, 2001)
“Contemporary ethics and politics”, Master in Contemporary Thought. University of Barcelona (UB…
My research focuses on a new reading of the thinker Michel Foucault. Under the premise that critical thinking draws a diagnosis of the present to open it to a possible transformation, I attempt to achieve what concept of transformation can bring us the work of the french philosopher. The reason is looking for a concept of critical transformation politically useful for us. The concept of transformation that has deeply us influenced during the two last centuries comes from the Hegelian-Marxist one, but it seems no longer works. Perhaps if we can’t change our reality is not only because of “the reality”, it’s also because of the concept of “transformation of the reality” that we use. I also collaborate with “Espai en Blanc”, a group founded in 2002 with the goal to “become passionate about the thought process” and making “politics and life” exist together. “Espai en blanc” has published for many years an annual review which invites one to think about our present. I have been collaborating in many activities, especially in the open meetings that we have organized to discuss the problems that arises in each review.
I have a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and have worked as an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. I am currently working at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy as an associate professor of English. The main body of my research (including my PhD) has been on the reception of unfinished serial narrative and its implications for the figure of the author. I am exploring the function of endings in the reading of narrative texts, and more specifically who has the authority to posit an ending and how the attitude to the perceived authority of the author determines how we react to the unfinished text. The main focus for this research is Charles Dickens’ unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but it draws on other Victorian and Edwardian literature as well as the theories of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin and others. As an extension of this, I have recently been working on the early fan reception of the Sherlock Holmes stories, seeing ideas of authorship in light of the development of the Holmesian Great Game. In addition, I have recently done some research on contemporary (post-)apocalyptic fiction and ethical choice, and more widely on science fiction literature, ethics and power. Alongside my academic work I am a general bibliophile, a geek, a knitter (& spinner) and a feminist.
I am disabled feminist philosopher of disability. I specialize in feminist philosophy of disability, Foucault, social and political philosophy, and biopolitics. I am the author of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and the editor of Foucault and the Government of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005, 2015). I am a coordinator of and blogger at Discrimination and Disadvantage, a philosophy blog that highlights issues and concerns about discrimination, exclusion, and underrepresentation in philosophy, where I post Dialogues on Disability, the very popular series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers.
feminist theory, queer theory, Foucault, sexuality studies, French and francophone literature, Anne Carson