• Being, Time, Bios: Capitalism and Ontology, in the series Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature (Ed. Charles Shepherdson), SUNY Press, 2013.
  • $urplus (Spinoza—Lacan), in  the series Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature (Ed. Charles Shepherdson), 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:].

Current Book Project:

  • Ontosemiotics: Words, Things, Bios, and (Im)Mortality

Co-Edited books:

  • Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka’s Cages, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis, in the series European Culture and History, ed. by Eric Weitz and Jack Zipes, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011.

Current Co-Edited Book Project:

  • Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis.


  • “Spinoza’s Biopolitics,” in Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power, ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (volume under consideration).
  • “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; forthcoming).
  • “The Subject-Object of Commodity Fetishism, Biopolitics, Immortality, Sacrifice, and Bioracism,” in the special issue on “What Comes after the Subject?” of Cultural Critique, ed. Sean Grattan and Christian Haines (forthcoming).
  • “Being or Sex, and Differences,” in Sexual Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Vitalism, ed. Arun Saldanha and Hoon Song, Taylor and Francis (forthcoming).
  • “Unconscious and Gaze in Heidegger and Sartre,” in Heidegger and Lacan: A New Conversation, Ed. Nathan Gorelick and Lydia R. Kerr (forthcoming).
  • “Value,” entry in Keywords in German Aesthetics, ed. J.D. Mininger and Jason M. Peck. Harvard University Press (forthcoming).
  • “Commodity Fetishism and the Gaze,” in Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger, ed. Andrew Benjamin and Dimitris Vardoulakis, SUNY Press (forthcoming 2013).
  • “From Supplement to Immanence: In Dialogue with Roberto Esposito’s Thesis on Biopolitics in his Trilogy: Communitas, Immunitas, Bios,” in Cultural Critique 85 (Fall 2013). [Download the text of the article] [Download cited literature]
  • “(Marxian-Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics & Bioracism,” in Penumbra, ed. Joan Copjec and Sigi Jottkandt. 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):
  • “The Surplus Gaze of Legibility: Guilt, Ethics, and Out-of-Field in Deleuze, Lacan, and Žižek,” in Psychoanalyzing Cinema: A Productive Encounter of Lacan, Deleuze, and Žižek, ed. Jan Jagodzinski. Palgrave (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 to Angelaki]
  • “(Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics, and Bioracism,” in Umbr(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).
  • “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).
  • “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).


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