Bruno Bosteels

Professor, Latin American & Iberian Cultures, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Columbia University

Bruno Bosteels joins Columbia University this year as professor in the Latin American and Iberian Cultures Department and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, having taught previously at Cornell and Harvard Universities. He is the author of Alain Badiou, une trajectoire polémique (La Fabrique, 2009); Badiou and Politics (Duke University Press, 2011); and The Actuality of Communism (Verso, 2011). He is currently preparing two new books, Marx and Freud in Latin America and After Borges: Literature and Antiphilosophy. He has translated Alain Badiou’s Theory of the Subject (Continuum, 2009). Other translations include Badiou’s Can Politics Be Thought? followed by Of an Obscure Disaster: On the End of the Truth of State and What Is Antiphilosophy? Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Lacan (both for Duke University Press) as well as Wittgenstein’s Antiphilosophy (for Verso).

Bruno Bosteels is the author of dozens of articles on modern Latin American literature and culture, and on contemporary European philosophy and political theory. His research interests also include the crossovers between art, literature, theory and cartography; the radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s; decadence, dandyism and anarchy at the turn between the 19th and 20th centuries; cultural studies and critical theory; and the reception of Marx and Freud in Latin America. He has also served as the general editor of Diacritics.