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Jay Daniel Mininger

Professore a contratto

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Scienze Politiche - Forlì

Curriculum vitae

Education

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, January 2007

Dissertation: ‘Nothing Too Much': The Poetics of Anxiety


Current Position(s):

Associate Professor of Social and Political Theory (Sept. 2008 – present)

Dept. of Social and Political Theory, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Associate Dean for Faculty Development (Aug. 2013 – present) (part-time)

LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Adjunct Professor, University of Bologna (Italy) (June 2010 – present)

MIREES, Interdisciplinary MA Program in East European Research and Studies


Selected Publications

Books

Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique, co-edited with Leonidas Donskis.

Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012.

The book offers essays that reference and comment on Shakespeare as a productive

window into topics of contemporary social and political relevance. This multi-disciplinary

volume is equally relevant for students of literature, European Studies, political theory,

philosophy, cultural studies, history, and film.

Articles and Book Chapters

“The Human Network Revisited: Responses to Brynnar Swenson's ‘The Human Network: Social

Media and the Limit of Politics',” co-authored with Ignas Kalpokas and Viktorija Rusinaitė,

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 6:2 (2013): 124-148.

“Allegory,” in Kierkegaard's Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, eds. Steven Emmanuel,

William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013. 31-36.

“Notes on the Figure of the Refugee; or, Towards a Political Philosophy of Extimacy,” Darbai ir

Dienos (2012) no. 57, 219-231.

“Kundera, Nádas, and the Fiction of Central Europe,” in Yet Another Europe after 1984:

Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe, ed. Leonidas Donskis,

Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012. 151-170.

“Currencies of Love: Political and Ethical Economies of Language in Shakespeare,” co-authored

with Jason Michael Peck, in Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political

Critique, Eds. Leonidas Donskis and J.D. Mininger, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012.

95-109.

“Jacques Lacan: Kierkegaard as a Freudian Questioner of the Soul avant la lettre,” in

Kierkegaard's Influence on the Social Sciences, Ed. Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate,

2011. 195-216.

“The Hermaphrodite Sovereign: Walter Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, and the Permanent State of

Exception,” Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 3:2 (2010): 144-164.

“Lateness Timely and Untimely: Towards a Taxonomy of Late Style,” Darbai ir Dienos (2009) no.

50: 45-57.

“Culture Against Itself; or, Culture as a System of Non-Culture,” in LCC Liberal Arts Studies,

Volume 1: Culture and Dialogue, Klaipeda: LCC International University, 2008. 169-174.

“Barbaric Balladry: Adorno, Poetry, and Cultural Critique,” in “Barbaras literaturoje ir mene,” (The

Barbarian in Literature and Art), Acta litteraria comparativa 3, 4, Vilnius: Vilniaus

pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2008.

“Nachschrift eines Freundes: Kant, Lithuania, and the Praxis of Enlightenment.” Studies in East

European Thought. (2005) 57: 1-32.


Selected Editorial Experience

Co-editor of the book series Philosophy, Literature, Politics, a special series in VIBS (the

Value Inquiry Book Series), Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York.

http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=PLP. Co-edited with Leonidas Donskis.

The series was initiated in May 2010. Volumes in the series include: ed. Leonidas Donskis, Machiavelli: History, Power, Virtue; eds Leonidas Donskis and J.D. Mininger, Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique; Yuval Lurie, Wittgenstein on the Human Spirit; Necip Fikri Alican, Rethinking Plato; Ed. Leonidas Donskis, Yet Another Europe after 1984: Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe; Raymond Angelo Belliotti, Shakespeare and Philosophy; Giorgio A. Pinton, The Conspiracy of the Prince of Macchia & G.B. Vico; Eds. Jakob Lothe and Jeremy Hawthorn, Narrative Ethics; Bartholomew Ryan, Kierkegaard's Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno;

Senior Editor, September 2009 – present, Baltic Journal of Law and Politics, international refereed journal.

LCC Liberal Arts Studies, vol. 6: Whose Justice? Global Perspectives in Dialogue, Klaipeda: LCC

International University, 2014. ISSN: 2029-1485. Editor.

LCC Liberal Arts Studies, vol. 2: Crisis as a Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation, co-edited with

Eglė Zalatoriutė, Klaipeda: LCC International University, 2010. ISSN: 2029-4522. Editor.

Selected Honors and Awards

Research Fellow, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2014.

Student Research Fellowship, awarded with Mindaugas Bundza, Lithuanian Science and Research Council, Sept-Dec., 2012. Project Title: Jacques Rancière's Thought as a Unique Model for Studying Socio-Cultural Transformations in Post-Communist Societies.

Student Research Fellowship, awarded with Edvardas Giedraitis, Lithuanian Science and Research Council, Jan-June 2012. Project Title: Biopolitics and the Problem of Universal Human Rights

Student Research Fellowship, awarded with Arnoldas Blumberg, Lithuanian Science and Research Council, Jan-June 2012. Project title: Comics as Social and Political Critique

Research Fellow, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark. September 2004 – August 2006

University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2005 – 06

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2004 – 05

Visiting Lectureship, Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin Germany, 2002-3

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2002–03 (declined)

Pew Younger Scholars Fellow, Seminar in Literary Theory, Notre Dame University, Summer 1998

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 2002 – 03, and 2005 – 06

B.A. in History and German (double major), Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 1997

Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, 1995 – 96

A.A. in Liberal Arts, Hesston College, Hesston, KS, 1995

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