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Dr Simone Drichel

MA (Freiburg) PhD (Vic)

Email simone.drichel@otago.ac.nzDrichelS
Tel +64 3 479 7474
Office 1S8
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin


Mail English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
New Zealand 9054


Expertise

New Zealand and postcolonial literature, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy.


Teaching

ENGL 242 Nation and Narration in New Zealand Literature
ENGL 332 Postcolonial Literatures
ENGL 353 Reading Minds: Literature and Psychology
ENGL 465 A Topic in New Zealand Literature: Janet Frame


Possible supervision

Topics in contemporary NZ and postcolonial writing, postcolonial theory, as well as theoretically driven topics in the areas of psychoanalysis, deconstruction, ethics and subjectivity.

Current research

Dr Simone Drichel lectures in New Zealand and postcolonial literature, as well as literature and psychology. A cross-disciplinary researcher, her current work traverses the fields of continental philosophy and relational psychoanalysis to tackle questions of vulnerability and relationality, especially as they relate to narcissism as a pressing ethical problem.

Her work has appeared in a broad range of prominent journals—among them American Imago, Angelaki, Levinas Studies, Modern Fiction Studies, Philosophy & Social Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Self & Context, and Textual Practice—and she is the editor of two special issues: one on the theme of “Vulnerability” ([SubStance 42,3] [December 2013]) and the other on the theme of “Relationality” ([Angelaki 24,3] [June 2019]).

Edited journals

Drichel, Simone (ed.). “Relationality.” Spec. Issue of Angelaki 24,3 (June 2019).

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Drichel, Simone (ed). Vulnerability. Spec. Issue of SubStance 42,3 (Dec. 2013).

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Edited books

Cronin, Jan and Simone Drichel (eds). Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009.

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Refereed journal articles

Drichel, Simone. “Foreword: Relationality.” Angelaki 24,3 (June 2019): 1–2.

Drichel, Simone. “‘the most perfectly autonomous man’: Relational Subjectivity and the Crisis of Connection.” Angelaki 24,3 (June 2019): 3–18.

Drichel, Simone. “Emmanuel Levinas and the ‘spectre of masochism’: A Cross-Disciplinary Confusion of Tongues.Psychoanalysis, Self and Context 14,1 (2019): 3–22.

Drichel, Simone. “Refusals of Responsibility: A Response to Donna Orange and Robert Bernasconi.” Psychoanalysis, Self and Context 14,1 (2019): 36–52.

Drichel, Simone. "The Disaster of Colonial Narcissism." American Imago 75,3 (Fall 2018): 329–364.

Drichel, Simone. "Maurice Gee's 'anti-Cartesian meditations': Narcissism and Relational Trauma in Plumb." Textual Practice 2017. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2017.1386708.

Drichel, Simone. "On Narcissism and 'Ethical Impairment': A Discussion of Gregory Rizzolo’s 'Alterity, Masochism, and Ethical Desire: A Kohutian Perspective on Levinas' Ethics of Responsibility for the Other.'" Psychoanalysis, Self and Context 12, 2 (2017): 122–130.

Drichel, Simone. "Cartesian Narcissism." American Imago 73,3 (Fall 2016): 239–274.

Drichel, Simone. "Reframing Vulnerability: 'so obviously the problem...'?" SubStance 42,3 (Dec 2013): 3-27.

Drichel, Simone. "Towards a 'radical acceptance of vulnerability': Postcolonialism and Deconstruction." SubStance 42,3 (Dec 2013): 46-66.

Drichel, Simone. "Face to Face with the Other Other: Levinas versus the Postcolonial." Levinas Studies: An Annual Review 7 (2012): 21-42.

Drichel, Simone. "The Time of Hybridity." Philosophy & Social Criticism 34,6 (July 2008): 387–615.

Drichel, Simone. "Regarding the Other: Postcolonial Violations and Ethical Resistance in Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm." Levinas and Narrative. Spec. Issue of Modern Fiction Studies 54,1 (Spring 2008): 20–49.

Drichel, Simone. "Of Political Bottom Lines and Last Ethical Frontiers: The Politics and Ethics of 'the Other.'" borderlands e-journal 6,2 (October 2007).

Drichel, Simone. "From Sameness to Difference: Reclaiming Maori Identity in Patricia Grace's Mutuwhenua." antiTHESIS 10 (1999): 147-166.

Book Chapters

Drichel, Simone. "'a forgiveness that remakes the world': Trauma, Vulnerability, and Forgiveness in the Work of Emmanuel Levinas." Phenomenology and Forgiveness, edited by Marguerite La Caze. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2018. 43–63.

Drichel, Simone. "Beyond Narcissism: Emmanuel Levinas and the 'wisdom of love.'" Can Philosophy Love? Reflections and Encounters, edited by Todd McGowan and Cindy Zeiher. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017. 281–295.

Drichel, Simone. "Disgrace." A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee. Ed. Tim Mehigan. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. 154–78.

Drichel, Simone. "'Signposts to a world that is not even mentioned': Janet Frame’s Ethical Transcendence." Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame. Ed. Jan Cronin and Simone Drichel. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. 181–212.

Cronin, Jan and Simone Drichel. “Introduction.” Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame. Ed. Jan Cronin and Simone Drichel. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2009. ix–xxvii.

Drichel, Simone. “Explorations of 'Other' Identities in the Novels of Patricia Grace.” Compr(om)ising Post/colonialism(s): Challenging Narratives and Practices. Eds. Greg Ratcliffe and Gerry Turcotte. Sydney: Dangaroo Press, 2001. 207–16.

Editorials

Drichel, Simone. "Politics of Transgression and Small Gestures." borderlands e-journal 12,2 (October 2013).

Drichel, Simone. "Slow Criticism: Responsibilities of Reading Well." borderlands e-journal 10,1 (May 2011).

Selected Recent Talks and Presentations

2019 – Drichel, Simone. “‘In or about January 2018 …’: Ethical Subjectivity and the Crisis of Connection.” London: Birkbeck College, University of London, 22 May 2019.

2018 – Drichel, Simone. “‘a forgiveness that remakes the world’: Trauma, Vulnerability, and Forgiveness in the Work of Emmanuel Levinas.” Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference (ASCP), Sydney: University of Western Sydney, 21–23 November 2018.

2018 – Drichel, Simone. “Hope and Dread of the ‘Ethical Turn’: Emmanuel Levinas between Masochism and Surrender.” New York: International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), 14–17 June 2018.

2017 – Drichel, Simone. “‘and already a bit in the ethical’: Emmanuel Levinas’s Ethics of Surrender.” Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge: Lesley University, 13–15 October 2017.

2017 – Drichel, Simone. “Colonialism’s Relational Trauma.” From the Margins to the Centre: Contemporary Relational Perspectives. Sydney: International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), 25–28 May 2017.

2016 – Drichel, Simone. “Narcissism and Trauma.” Sydney School for Critical Social Thought, Sydney, Institute for Social Justice/Australian Catholic University, 16–29 May 2016.

2015 – Drichel, Simone. “‘I am my own foundation’: Frantz Fanon’s Disavowed Cartesianism.” Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference (ASCP), Sydney, University of New South Wales, 2–4 December 2015.

2015 – Drichel, Simone. “Trust & Relationality.” Ethical Restoration after Oppressive Violence: A Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Maintaining and Restoring Trust. Brisbane: University of Queensland, 30 November 2015.

2015 – Drichel, Simone. “Cartesian Narcissism.” Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge: Lesley University, 9–11 October 2015.