Rodolphe Gasché

PhD

Rodolphe Gasché.

Rodolphe Gasché

PhD

Rodolphe Gasché

PhD

Distinguished Professor
Eugenio Donato Chair of Comparative Literature

Contact Information

639 Clemens Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-0855

gasche@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) (1976)
  • MA, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) (1972)
  • Additional studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France (1969-1971, and 1973-1975)

About

Professor Gasché studied philosophy and comparative literature in Munich, Berlin, and Paris. He holds an MA and PhD in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Besides translating major works by Derrida and Lacan into German and publishing numerous articles in a variety of scholarly journals, he has published many books. His interests concern nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, critical theory, and its relation to continental philosophy since early romanticism. Before coming to Buffalo, he taught at the Freie Universität, Berlin and the Johns Hopkins University.

Research Areas

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, critical theory, and its relation to continental philosophy since early romanticism. Translating major works by Derrida and Lacan into German.

Selected Publications

  • The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986
  • Geophilosophy: On Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s What Is Philosophy?, Evanston, IL.: Northwestern University Press, 2014
  • Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2016 
  • Storytelling and the Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust, Albany: SUNY Press, 2018

Office Hours

  • By appointment