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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Martin Crowley

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Head of French Section
Reader in Modern French Thought and Culture
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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(+44) (0)1223 335576

Queens' College 
Silver Street 


Martin Crowley works on modern and contemporary thought and culture. He is currently working on the question of hybrid or distributed agency, in particular the political possibilities offered by approaches to this question in the work of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, Bernard Stiegler, and Catherine Malabou; this is part of a wider project on French and Francophone philosophy and contemporary geopolitics.

He is the author of: L'Homme sans: Politiques de la finitude (Lignes, 2009; with an afterword by Jean-Luc Nancy); The New Pornographies: Explicit Sex in Recent French Fiction and Film (co-authored with Victoria Best; Manchester University Press, 2007); Robert Antelme: L'humanité irréductible (Lignes/Éditions Léo Scheer, 2004); Robert Antelme: Humanity, Community, Testimony(Legenda, 2003), and Duras, Writing, and the Ethical: Making the Broken Whole (OUP, 2000); and the editor of Quels matérialismes? Pour quels mondes? (Lignes, October 2016), Contact! The Art of Touch/L'Art du toucher (L'Esprit Créateur, Fall 2007), and Dying Words: The Last Moments of Writers and Philosophers (Rodopi, 2000).

Dr Crowley welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to his interests.