Chris Watkin

Dr

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I supervise widely in contemporary European literature, theology, film and thought, as well as English and American literature. I welcome inquiries from students seeking postgraduate supervision in these areas. I have active, ongoing research interests in themes of religion, atheism and the secular in philosophy and literature, in themes of liberation and emancipation across culture, and in philosophical understandings of the human being. I would be delighted to hear from students interested in working on one or more aspects of Michel Serres’s thought. The following is an indicative, non-exhaustive list of writers on whom I have supervised in the past, or would welcome supervising in the future: Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot, Simone de Beauvoir, Claire Denis, Jacques Derrida, Bret Easton Ellis, Jacques Ellul, Robert Guédiguian, Bruno Latour, Catherine Malabou, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Vladimir Nabokov, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sylvia Plath, Paul Ricoeur, Michel Serres.

20072020

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Research Output

2019

Not more of the same: Michel Serres's challenge to the ethics of alterity

Watkin, C., 2019, In : Philosophy Today. 63, 2, p. 513-533 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Postmodernism

Watkin, C., 2019, A Companion to Atheism and Philosophy. Oppy, G. (ed.). Oxford UK: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 138-151 14 p. (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Representing French and francophone studies with michel serres

Watkin, C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Australian Journal of French Studies. 56, 2, p. 125-140 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2018

Michel Foucault

Watkin, C. M., 2018, Phillipsburg NJ USA: P&R Publishing. 179 p. (Great Thinkers)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

2017

If my brain is damaged, do I become a different person? Catherine Malabou and neuro-identity

Watkin, C. M., 31 Jul 2017, Reconstructing Identity: A Transdisciplinary Approach. McDonald, S., Monk, N., Lindgren, M. & Pasfield-Neofitou, S. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 21-40 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Jacques Derrida

Watkin, C., 2017, Phillipsburg NJ USA: P&R. 148 p. (Great Thinkers: Critical Studies of Minds That Shape Us)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Michel Serres: From restricted to general ecology

Watkin, C., 2017, French Ecocriticism: From the Early Modern Period to the Twenty-First Century. Finch-Race, D. A. & Posthumus, S. (eds.). Frankfurt Germany: Peter Lang Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 153-172 20 p. (Studies in Literature, Culture, And the Environment).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique

Watkin, C. M., 2017, Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

2016

Dancing equality: Image, imitation and participation

Watkin, C., 2016, Nancy and Visual Culture. Giunta, C. & Janus, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Edinburgh UK: Edinburgh University Press, p. 39 - 54 16 p. (Critical Connections).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Watkin, C., 2016, 1st ed. Edinburgh UK: Edinburgh University Press. 258 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

2015

Badiou and Nancy: political animals

Watkin, C. M., 2015, Nancy and the Political. Dejanovic, S. (ed.). 1 ed. Edinburgh UK: Edinburgh University Press, p. 43 - 65 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Entries on "God:, "Incarnation", "Christianity" and "Atheism"

Watkin, C. M., 2015, A Nancy Dictionary. Gratton, P. & Morin, M-E. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Michel Serres' great story: from biosemiotics to econarratology

Watkin, C. M., 2015, In : Sub-Stance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism. 44, 3, p. 171 - 187 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Rewriting the death of the author: Rancierian reflections

Watkin, C. M., 2015, In : Philosophy and Literature. 39, 1, p. 32 - 46 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2014

Proving the principle of logic: Quentin Meillassoux, Jean-Luc Nancy, and the anhypothetical

Watkin, C. M., 2014, Other Logics: Alternatives to Formal Logic in the History of Thought and Contemporary Philosophy. Skodo, A. (ed.). Leiden Netherlands: Brill, p. 17 - 31 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Ricoeur and the autonomy of philosophy: a reappraisal

Watkin, C. M., 2014, In : Philosophy Today. 58, 3, p. 411 - 425 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2013

De Omni Re Scibili: Kevin Hart Philosopher, Theologian, Poet

Watkin, C. M., 2013, In : Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy. 18, p. 36-40 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Relativisme/[Relativism]

Watkin, C. M., 2013, La foi chretienne et les defis du monde contemporain/[The Christian Faith and Challenges of the Contemporary World]. Paya, C. & Farelly, N. (eds.). Charols France: Excelsis, p. 557 - 565 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Thinking equality today: Badiou, Ranciere, Nancy

Watkin, C. M., 2013, In : French Studies. 67, 4, p. 522 - 534 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Being Just? Ontology and incommensurability in Nancy's notion of justice

Watkin, C., 2012, Jean-Luc Nancy:Justice, Legality, World. Hutchens, B. (ed.). London: Continuum International Publishing Group, p. 19 - 34 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

2011

Difficult Atheism: Post-theological thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Watkin, C., 2011, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 277 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

45 Citations (Scopus)

Making ethical sense

Watkin, C., 2011, Making Sense: For an Effective Aesthetics. Collins, L. (ed.). Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 51 - 54 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

2010

Paul Ricoeur and the threatened self

Watkin, C., 2010, Threat: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture. Evans, G. & Kay, A. (eds.). Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 217 - 232 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

2009
19 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Paul Ricoeur and the possibility of just love

Watkin, C., 2008, Transforming Philosophy and Religion. Wirzba, N. & Benson, B. E. (eds.). United States: Indiana University Press, p. 73 - 83 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

2007

A different alterity: Jean-Luc Nancy's 'Singular Plural'

Watkin, C., 1 Jul 2007, In : Paragraph. 30, 2, p. 50-64 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

27 Citations (Scopus)

Neither/nor: Jean-Luc Nancy's deconstrcutions of Christianity

Watkin, C., 2007, In : Research in Phenomenology. 37, 1, p. 115 - 143 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review