Andrea Gyenge

My dissertation, "Res Oralis: Philosophy at the Edge of the Mouth" offers a genealogy of the mouth from 18th century and 19th century German philosophy (Kant, Lessing, Marx) to contemporary French thought (Derrida, Nancy, Irigaray)

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. : Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, Minors: French and English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • B.A. Honours: Cultural Studies ( Specialization in Film and Media) and Women's Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, 2007.


  • continental philosophy
  • critical theory
  • 18th century German aesthetics
  • psychoanalysis
  • philosophy and cinema
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 3176--Oppositional Cinemas (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1301: Reading Culture (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1401-Reading Literature (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1501-Reading History (Instructor)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • "Don Draper Isn't Afraid of Heights or The Cultural Logic of the Fall"-Paper Presentation- SCMS 2016 (Atlanta)
  • "Writing with Bloodshot Eyes: On Jean-Luc Nancy's Ekphrasis of Cinema": Paper Presentation, SCMS 2014 (Seattle)
  • "Territories, Images, Bodies: The Figural in the Wake of Deleuze": Paper Presentation: 6th Annual Deleuze Studies Conference 2013 (Lisbon)
  • "Art History as Montage: Reading the Cinematic In Georges Didi--Huberman": Paper Presentation: SCMS 2013 (Chicago)
  • "Walter Benjamin, Revolutionary Interpretation and the Time of the Text.“-Paper Presentation: ACLA 2011 (Vancouver)
  • "Haunted Century: Cinema and the Ruin of Community"-Paper Presentation. : CSCL Annual Conference, University of Minnesota , 2010
  • Assistant Editor (Cultural Critique): August 2012 - May 2015
  • Cultural Studies Graduate Colloquium: Co-Chair , 2011 - 2012
  • 2nd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Minnesota: Co-Organizer October 2011
  • Member: Society for Cinema and Media Studies


  • The LifeImage: An Essay in Biopolitical Resistance (book manuscript, co-authored with Cesare Casarino): In-Progress


  • "Heliacal Rising: Ekphrasis For Brakhage": Poetry Manuscript, In-Progress
  • Gyenge, Andrea. "Laocoön's Scream or Lessing Redux." New German Critique (Forthcoming ):
  • Gyenge, Andrea. "Reading the Sick Critic: Death, Disease and Revolution in Eric Cazdyn's The Already Dead: The New Time of Culture, Politics and Illness (Duke UP, 2012)." Cultural Critique 88 (Fall 2014):
  • Balsassi Institute Summer University Program Scholarship in Hungarian Language and Hungarian Studies, Summer 2015
  • Harold Leonard Memorial Film Fellowship, 2013- - 2014
  • Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship in European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota, Summer 2013
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010 - 2012
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Summer 2010
  • Edward W Said Memorial Summer Language Fellowship (French) , Summer 2009
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Programs: Master's Scholarships (declined), 2008 - 2009
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined), 2008 - 2009
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2007 - 2008