Kenneth J. Surin

Kenneth J. Surin

Professor Emeritus of Literature

External address: 
101F Science Building, Duke East Campus, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0670
Phone: 
(919) 684-4364

(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.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Birmingham 1977
  • B.A., University of Reading (England) 1972

Surin, K. J. “Revisiting Empire: some Small Reservations and Much Gratitude.” Proceedings of Pittsburgh Conference on EMPIRE, edited by Tim Murphy and Giuseppina Mecchia, University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Surin, K. J. “Can there be a notion of Absolute Value?.” Sino-British Forum on Marxist Aesthetics 2011, edited by Robert Spencer, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2011.

Surin, K. J. “The Strange Fate of Property in Neoliberal Times.” Proceedings off International Conference on Property and Aesthetics, edited by Jin Huimin, 2011.

Surin, K. J. “The Politics of the South East Asian Smog Crises: a Classic Case of Rentier Capitalism at Work?.” New Directions in Sustainable Design, edited by A. Parr and M. Zaretsky, Routledge, 2010, pp. 137–51.

Surin, K. J. “C.L.R. James as writer on cricket.” Cambridge Companion to Cricket, edited by A. Bateman and J. Hill, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Surin, K. J. “A Genealogy of Comparative Literature in the USA.” Blackwell Companion to Comparative Literature, edited by A. Behdad and D. Thomas, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Surin, K. “Afterword: Religion and philosophy between the modern and postmodern.” Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion, 2009, pp. 329–36. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2538-8_18. Full Text

Surin, K. J. “What is ‘Post’ in ‘Postcolonial’?.” Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion, edited by A. Irvine and P. Billimoria, Ashgate, 2009, pp. 229–36.

Surin, K. J. “Afterword: Religion and Philosophy between the Modern and Postmodern.” Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion, edited by A. Irvine and P. Billimoria, Ashgate, 2009, pp. 229–36.

Surin, K. J. “The South East Asian Smog Crises.” New Directions in Sustainable Design, edited by Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky, Routledge, 2009.

Pages

Surin, K. J., and W. Jie. “Interview on Marxism and Aesthetics (conducted by Wang Jie, Dean of Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University).” Research on Marxist Aesthetics, vol. 14, 2012, pp. 142–60.

Surin, K. J. “Reflections on Freedom not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order.” Research on Marxist Aesthetics, vol. 14, 2012, pp. 170–82.

Surin, K. J. “Can there be a Marxist Conception of Value that is not ‘Productivist’?.” Research on Marxist Aesthetics, vol. 12, 2012, pp. 161–69.

Surin, Lowell. “Can there be a Delinking Strategy for the Nations of the Caribbean?.” The Global South, vol. 6, no. 1, Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 55–55. Crossref, doi:10.2979/globalsouth.6.1.55. Full Text

Surin, K. “Introduction: "Theory Now"?.” South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 110, no. 1, Dec. 2011, pp. 3–17. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00382876-2010-019. Full Text

Surin, K. J. “Kenneth Surin Interviewed by Wang Jie on Marxism and Aesthetics.” Research on Marxist Aesthetics, edited by Wang Jie, 2011.

Surin, K. ““Retrospect/prospect”: Notes on modern theology after twenty-five years.” Modern Theology, vol. 26, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 4–11. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1468-0025.2009.01571.x. Full Text

Surin, K. J. “On Producing the Concept of Solidarity.” Rethinking Marxism, vol. 23, 2010, pp. 446–57.

Surin, K. J. A Genealogy of Comparative Literature in the USA. Edited by A. Behdad and D. Thomas, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Surin, K. J. “1000 Political Subjects (Chinese translation).” Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (Wenyi Lilun Yanjiu), vol. 9, no. 2, East China Normal University, 2009.

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