Kenneth J. Surin
Professor 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. "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.
Surin, KJ. "Can there be a notion of Absolute Value?." Sino-British Forum on Marxist Aesthetics 2011. Ed. R Spencer. Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2011.
Surin, KJ. "The Strange Fate of Property in Neoliberal Times." Proceedings off International Conference on Property and Aesthetics. Ed. J Huimin. 2011.
Surin, KJ. "The Politics of the South East Asian Smog Crises: a Classic Case of Rentier Capitalism at Work?." New Directions in Sustainable Design. Ed. A Parr and M Zaretsky. Routledge, 2010. 137-151.
Surin, KJ. "C.L.R. James as writer on cricket." Cambridge Companion to Cricket. Ed. A Bateman and J Hill. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Surin, KJ. "A Genealogy of Comparative Literature in the USA." Blackwell Companion to Comparative Literature. Ed. A Behdad and D Thomas. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Surin, K. "Afterword: Religion and philosophy between the modern and postmodern." Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion. December 1, 2009. 329-336. Full Text
Surin, KJ. "What is ‘Post’ in ‘Postcolonial’?." Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion. Ed. A Irvine and P Billimoria. Ashgate, November 2009. 229-236.
Surin, KJ. "The South East Asian Smog Crises." New Directions in Sustainable Design. Ed. A Parr and M Zaretsky. Routledge, 2009.
Surin, KJ. "Afterword: Religion and Philosophy between the Modern and Postmodern." Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion. Ed. A Irvine and P Billimoria. London: Ashgate, 2009. 229-236.
Surin, KJ. "Reflections on Freedom not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order." Research on Marxist Aesthetics 14 (2012): 170-182.
Surin, KJ. "Can there be a Marxist Conception of Value that is not ‘Productivist’?." Research on Marxist Aesthetics 12 (2012): 161-169.
Surin, KJ. "Kenneth Surin Interviewed by Wang Jie on Marxism and Aesthetics." Ed. W Jie. Research on Marxist Aesthetics (2011). (Academic Article)
Surin, KJ. "Introduction: Theory Now?." South Atlantic Quarterly 110 (2011): 3-17.
Surin, KJ. "On Producing the Concept of Solidarity." Rethinking Marxism 23 (2010): 446-457.
Surin, KJ. "A Genealogy of Comparative Literature in the USA." Ed. A Behdad and D Thomas. (2010).
Surin, KJ. "Retrospect/Prospect: Notes on Modern Theology after 25 Years." Modern Theology 26 (2010): 4-11.
Surin, KJ. "1000 Political Subjects (Chinese translation)." Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (Wenyi lilun yanjiu) 9.2 (2009).
Surin, KJ. "Review of Kevin Hart, The Dark Gaze." Modern Theology 23 (2007): 152-154. (Review)