Kenneth J. Surin
Professor Emeritus of Literature
(Ph.D. Birmingham, England, 1977) is Professor of Literature and Professor of Religion and Critical Theory. He trained initially as an analytical philosopher. His teaching areas include anglophone literatures outside England, philosophy (both analytical and continental), critical theory, marxism, state theory, and international political economy.
- Ph.D., University of Birmingham 1977
- B.A., University of Reading (England) 1972
Surin, KJ. Can There Be A Delinking Strategy For The Nations Of The Caribbean?. Indiana University Press, 2011.
Surin, K. Freedom Not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order. Duke University Press, December 2009.
Surin, KJ. The Turnings of Darkness and Light: Essays in Philosophical and Systematic Theology. Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Christ, Ethics and Tragedy: Essays in Honour of Donald M MacKinnon. Ed. KJ Surin. Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Surin, KJ. Theology and the Problem of Evil. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986.
"Force." Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts. January 1, 2013. 21-32.
Surin, KJ. "Neoliberal Property Relations (Accepted)." Property and Aesthetics in Contemporary Globalization. Ed. J Huimin. Shanghai international Studies University Press, 2012.
Surin, KJ. "Can there be a Marxist Conception of Value that is not ‘Productivist’?”." Proceedings of the Sino-British Conference on Marxism, Culture, and Aesthetics. Ed. R Spencer. Central Compilation and Translation Press, 2012. 103-112.
Surin, KJ. "On Producing the Concept of the Concept-Image." Releasing the Image: From Literature to New Media. Ed. R Mitchell and J Khallip. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011. 171-80.
Surin, KJ. "Existing not as a Subject but as a Work of Art: the Task of Ethics or Aesthetics?." Deleuze and Ethics. Ed. DW Smith and N Jun. Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 142-53.
Surin, KJ. "C.L.R. James as Writer on Cricket." Cambridge Companion to Cricket. Ed. A Bateman and J Hill. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 131-43.
Surin, KJ. "‘On Going ‘Beyond the Pale of the Human’ (ケネススリン人間の境界を越えてゴーイングオン長原豊、エディタ )." Restoration of political economy and political philosophy (政治経済学の政治哲学的復権 ). Ed. N Yutaka. Hosei University Press, 2011. 265-91.
Surin, KJ. "A Genealogy of Comparative Literature in the USA." Blackwell Companion to Comparative Literature. Ed. A Behdad and D Thomas. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 65-72.
Surin, KJ. "Bowlers and Bowling at the 2011 Cricket World Cup." The 2011 Cricket World Cup Analyzed. Ed. J Gemmill. Taylor and Francis, 2011.
Surin, KJ. "Revisiting Empire: some Small Reservations and Much Gratitude." Proceedings of Pittsburgh Conference on EMPIRE. Ed. T Murphy and G Mecchia. University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
"The abyss looks back." American Book Review 39.2-3 (January 1, 2018): 6-7. (Review)
Surin, KJ. "What I Learned from Stuart Hall (Accepted)." Cultural Critique (2015).
Surin, KJ. "Empire Ten Years After: Much Gratitude, Some Reservations (Accepted)." Theory and Event: an online journal of political theory (2015).
Salaita, S. ""Marxism, without guarantees": What I learned from stuart hall." Cultural Critique 89 (January 1, 2015): 136-149. (Review)
Surin, KJ. "What Will It Take to Stop Israel? Truth and Justice." The Other Journal: an Intersection of Theology and Culture (August 2014).
Yanlin, S. "Western Marxism in the Post-Financial Crisis Era: An Interview with Kenneth Surin, conducted by Shi Yanlin." International Critical Thought 4 (2014): 1-9. (Interview)
Surin, KJ. "Freedom Not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order." Research on Marxist Aesthetics 14 (2012): 170-182.
Surin, KJ. "Lacoue-Labarthe dans un texte où il analysait le rapport de la littérature à la philosophie’. Que vous inspire cette proposition?." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 16 (2012).
Surin, KJ, and Jie, W. "Interview on Marxism and Aesthetics (conducted by Wang Jie, Dean of Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University)." Research on Marxist Aesthetics 14 (2012): 142-160.
Surin, KJ. "Can there be a Marxist Conception of Value that is not ‘Productivist’?." Sino-British Conference on Marxism, Culture, and Aesthetics. Shanghai. Central Compilation and Translation Press, 2012.