Frederic Neyrat is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Mellon-Morgridge Professor of Planetary Humanities at UW-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 editor of Alienocene and a member of the editorial board of the journals Multitudes, Lignes, and Les Cahiers Philosophiques de Strasbourg. Recently, he published Echapper à l’Horreur: Court Traité des Interruptions Merveilleuses (Lignes, 2017), Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism (Fordham, 2017) and The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of separation (Fordham, 2018).
-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.