Frederic Neyrat is Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is a French philosopher with expertise in the environmental humanities and contemporary theory. He was Program Director at the College International de Philosophie and was also a fellow at Cornell's Society for the Humanities. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Multitudes, Lignes, and Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg.
He is the author of several books, including Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc Nancy (2013), Atopies (2014), and Homo Labyrinthus (2015) that traces the humanist roots of posthumanist theories. Published in 2016, La Part inconstructible de la Terre offers an analysis of dominant Anthropocene discourses.
-Literature and Materialisms (Routledge)
This book aims to shed some light on the current wave of materialisms that is penetrating and transforming theory and literary criticism. When did this new wave surface? What is the difference between “new materialism” and the Marxist tradition of materialist thought? What is the common ground of co-emerging new ways of thinking ranging from speculative realism to object-oriented philosophy to thing theory through vibrant vitalism?
-The Planetary Condition. Our Environmental Situation and Beyond
In this book, I will offer an understanding of our environmental situation as an aspect of our planetary condition, that is to say our belonging to a Universe that goes beyond our mere terrestrial situation.