• Commodity Fetishism—Structure—PsychoanalysisEpistemontology and Biopower, London: Routledge (forthcoming, 2017).
  • Essere, Tempo, Bios: Capitalismo e Ontologia (Italian translation of Being, Time, Bios: Capitalism and Ontology), transl. Andrea Ughetto, preface by Franco Milanesi and Andrea Ughetto, Verona, Italy: Ombre Corte (forthcoming, 2017).
  • Being, Time, Bios: Capitalism and Ontology, in the series Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature (Ed. Charles Shepherdson), Albany: SUNY Press, 2013.
  • $urplus (Spinoza—Lacan), in  the series Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature (Ed. Charles Shepherdson), Albany: SUNY Press, 2007

[For a review see: Sheila Kunkle: “$urplus: Spinoza, Lacan, by A. Kiarina Kordela. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007,” in Rethinking Marxism, 22:1 (January 2010): 157-61. Link:

Co-Edited books:

  • Spinoza’s Authority, Volume 2: Resistance and Power in Political Treatises, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis, London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming)
  • Spinoza’s Authority, Volume 1: Resistance and Power in Ethics, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis, London: Bloomsbury, June 29, 2017.
  • Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka’s Cages, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis, in the series European Culture and History, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011.


In progress:

  • “Biopolitics,” entry in Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory, edited by Yannis Stavrakakis (Routledge, forhcoming)
  • “Baruch Spinoza,” entry in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Theory, edited by Martin Kreiswirth, Imre Szeman, Cymene Howe and Andrew Pendakis (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming)
  • “Psychoanalysis,” entry in the Companion to Marx, edited by Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman, Bloomsbury (forthcoming 2018)


  • “Spinoza’s Biopolitics,” in TBA, ed. Onur Kartal, Istanbul: NotaBene (forthcoming) (Turkish translation of eponymous piece in Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (Bloomsbury).
  • “Posthuman Bioracism” [republication of the eponymous piece in World Picture] in Lacan and the Nonhuman, Eds. Jonathan Michael Dickstein and Gautam Basu Thakur, in the Palgrave Lacan Serties, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • “Biopower in Lacan’s Inheritance (Or, From Foucault to Freud via Deleuze, and back to Marx),” in The Act of Inheritance, Ed. Tim Dean, Duke Press.
  • “The Subject-Object of Commodity Fetishism, Biopolitics, Immortality, Sacrifice, and Bioracism,” in the special issue on “What Comes after the Subject?” Sean Grattan and Christian Haines, of Cultural Critique, vol. 96 (Spring 2017).
  • “Spinoza’s Immanent Sovereignty: Fantasy and the Decision of Interpretation”—authored in cooperation with Joseph Bermas-Dawes—in Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power, Volume 2: On the Treatises, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (Bloomsbury)
  • “Spinoza’s Biopolitics,” in Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (Bloomsbury).
  • “Marx’s Nature, Or, Nature in the Era of Commodity Fetishism,” in the special issue on “Marx and Nature” of theory@buffalo, ed. Brian D. O’Neil and Juan Robaina (issue 18).
  • “Unconscious and Gaze in Heidegger and Sartre,” in Heidegger and Lacan: A New Conversation, Ed. Nathan Gorelick and Lydia R. Kerr.
  • “Posthuman Bioracism, Or, Capitalism’s Orthodox Humanity and Power,” in the special issue of the journal World Picture, on “Orthodoxy,” edited by Luis Recoder.


  • “Value,” entry in German Aesthetics: Fundamental Concepts from Baumgarten to Adorno, ed. J.D. Mininger and Jason M. Peck. Bloomsbury, 2016, 109-118.
  • “Biopolitique: des tribus au fétichisme de la marchandise,” translation in French [of “Biopolitics, From Tribes to Commodity Fetishism,” in Differences 24: 1 (Spring 2013): 1-29] by Mariana Roa Oliva, special issue on “Agamben et l’Afrique: quelle pertinence?” Terroirs: Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Cameroon, 2016).
  • “Materialist Epistemontology: Sohn-Rethel with Marx and Spinoza,” in the special issue on “Sohn-Rethel” of History of Human Sciences, vol. 29, no. 2 (April 2016): 113-129.
  • “Cut or Time, and American Cinema of Thought-Affect (Cuts of Failure in John Huston’s Fat City),” in Cinematic Cuts: Theorizing Film Endings, ed. Sheila Kunkle. SUNY Press, 2016, 207-235.
  • “Monsters of Biopower: Terror(ism) and Horror in the Era of Affect,” in the special issue on “The Power of the Monstrous” of Philosophy Today, 60:1 (Winter 2016): 193-205.
  • “Religion of Enjoyment,” column for The Lacanian Review Online (October, 2015):
  • “Horror,” in Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, ed. Todd Kesselman, NYU (2015):
  • “Commodity Fetishism and the Gaze,” in Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger, ed. Andrew Benjamin and Dimitris Vardoulakis, SUNY Press, 2015, 95-119.
  • “Being or Sex, and Differences,” in Sexual Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Vitalism, ed. Arun Saldanha and Hoon Song, Taylor and Francis, 2013.
  • “Biopolitics: From Supplement to Immanence—In Dialogue with Roberto Esposito’s Trilogy: Communitas, Immunitas, Bios,” in Cultural Critique 85 (Fall 2013): 163-188. [Download the text of the article][Download cited literature]
  • “(Marxian-Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics & Bioracism,” in Penumbra, ed. Sigi Jöttkandt and Joan Copjec. Melbourne: Re.Press, 2013, 279-291.
  • “Biopolitics, From Tribes to Commodity Fetishism,” in Differences 24: 1 (Spring 2013): 1-29.
  • “Commodity Fetishism Means that Fantasy is Objectivity,” interview in Specimen 3 (Fall 2012): 46-57.
  • “The Surplus Gaze of Legibility: Guilt, Ethics, and Out-of-Field in Deleuze, Lacan, and Žižek,” in Psychoanalyzing Cinema: A Productive Encounter with Lacan, Deleuze, and Žižek, ed. Jan Jagodzinski. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012, 227-245.
  • “Being or Sex, and Differences,” special issue on: What Is Sexual Difference Now, ed. Arun Saldanha and Hoon Song, Angelaki 17:2 (June 2012): 49-67. [Link toAngelaki]
  • “(Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics & Bioracism,” in Umbr(a) (2011): 10-25. “(Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics, and Bioracism,” inUmbr(a) (2011): 10-25.
  • “Kafkaesque: (Secular) Kabbalah and Allegory,” in Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka’s Cages, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis, Palgrave McMillian, 2011, 127-158.
  • “Bioracism, Or, Spiritual Evolutionism,” in Macalester International, 27 (Fall 2011): 132-146.
  • “A Thought Beyond Dualisms, Creationist and Evolutionist Alike,” in Spinoza Now, ed. Dimitris Vardoulakis, University of Minnesota Press, 2011, 494-537.
  • “Four Fundamental Myths of Postmodern Thought (Or, The Eclipse of the Gaze),” Cultural Critique 75 (Spring 2010): 1-30. [Link to Project Muse]
  • “Even Less: Antinomies and Aesthetic Anorexia in the Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs (An Album For Boys AndGirls).” Radical Musicology, 4 (2009):
  • “Desire and Trauma on Credit: Lacan, Antigone, and Democracy,” special issue on Jacques Lacan of the Turkish/English journal Monokl, 3: 6-7 (2009): 101-12 (Turkish Translation).
  • “The Gaze of Biocinema,” in European Film Theory, ed. Temenuga Trifonova, New York: Routledge, 2008, 151-164.
  • Genre With and Beyond Gender and Sex (a Psychoanalytic Intervention),” special issue on “Re-Coupling Gender and Genre,” ed. Moira Gatens, Angelaki, 13:2 (August 2008): 93-107.
  •  “Marx, Condensed and Displaced,” The Dreams of Interpretation: A Century Down the Royal Road, ed. Catherine Liu, John Mowitt, Thomas Pepper, and Jackie Spice, The University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007, 303-319.
  • “Marx’s Update of Cultural Theory,” special issue of Cultural Critique on “Cultures of Finance,” ed. Karyn Ball, vol. 65 (Winder 2007): 44-66.
  • “Capital: At Least It Kills Time (Spinoza, Marx, Lacan, and Temporality),” Rethinking Marxism 18:4 (October 2006): 539-563.
  • “Grammar of Secsual and Visceral Reason,” special issueon “Visceral Reason,” ed. Karyn Ball, Parallax 11:3 (July-September 2005): 55-71.
  • “Secular Faith: Beyond Postmodern Reason and Religious Belief,” Macalester International 15 (Winter 2005): 210-230.
  • “The Democratic Father: Credit and Crime in Metaphor,” Literary Paternity—Literary Friendship: Essays in Honor of Stanley Corngold, Ed. Gerhard Richter. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002, 354-381.
  • “It Looks Down Upon Us: Allegorical Fields and Repetitive Errors” Modern Language Studies (MLS), special issue on Goethe, 31:1 (Spring 2001): 99-129.
  • “Political Metaphysics: God in Global Capitalism (The Slave, the Masters, Lacan, and the Surplus,” Political Theory 27: 6 (December 1999): 789-839.
  • “Exteriority to Metaphor,” Hihuo kukan (Critical Space) II-12 (1999): 112-131. (Japanese translation)
  • “The Life and Work of E. T. A. Hoffmann,” Introduction to the bilingual (German-Greek) edition of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Spielerglück, trans. Costas Kariotakis, Athens, Greece: Exantas, 1988, 1-15.


  • Verena Meyer, “Die Konstruktion der Erfahrungswelt: Karnap—Husserl,” Deucalion 11:1 (October 1992): 51-68 (German-Greek).
  • Erich Auerbach, “Figura” [from Mimesis], Logou Harin 2:2 (January 1992): 24-39 (German-Greek).
  • Roger Ackling, “The Foundings of the Arts. Private Support—Freedom of Expression—Government Responsibility,” Arti 3:4 (Winter 1992): 29-38 (English-Greek).
  • Werner Haftmann, “In the Realm of Free Spirit: Pursuing a Higher Common Element,” Arti 3:4 (Winter 1992): 9-15 (German-Greek).
  • Roger A. Wollen, “Ideas for a Museum of Modern Art: Following the Example of the Dublin Institute of Modern Art (IMA),” Arti 3:2 (Summer 1992): 32-40 (English-Greek).
  • Werner Haftmann, “Vlassis Kaniaris und die Kunst der Gastarbeiter,” Arti 3:1 (Spring 1992): 31-39 (German-Greek).
  • Paolo Bicco, “Miltos Manetas and the Greek Modern Art,” Arti 3:1 (Spring 1992): 14-21 (English-Greek).
  • Hans-Robert Jauß, “Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen: Bemerkungen zum New-Historicism,” Logou Harin 2:1 (September 1991): 12-20 (German-Greek).


Cultural Critique, Theory Culture and Society, The Review of Politics, Subjectivity, Law, Culture and Society (LCH), Rethinking Marxism, Philosophy Study, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone (E-rea).

Member of the Editorial Board of The Lacanian Review Hurly-Burly.