Sigi Jottkandt

Senior Lecturer
Associate Professor

Dr Sigi Jöttkandt is a senior lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW. Dr Jöttkandt’s research interests are in 19th and 20th Century British and American Literature (especially Henry James and Vladimir Nabokov); Lacanian psychoanalysis; and contemporary French philosophy.

Sole-authored Books

Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic. SUNY Press, 2005.

First Love: A Phenomenology of the One: Beckett, Turgenev, Clare, Welty, Kierkegaard. re.press, 2010.

Edited Collections

Penumbra: Counter-memories of the Present. Ed. Sigi Jottkandt and Joan Copjec. re.press 2013.

The Catastrophic Imperative: Time, Subjectivity, Memory in Contemporary Thought. Ed. Dominiek Hoens, Sigi Jottkandt and Gert Buelens. Palgrave, 2009.

Articles

'Topographies of a Cinematic City', symplokē 22(1-2):181-199 Jan 2014

'The Cornered Object of Psychoanalysis: Las Meninas, Jacques Lacan, Henry James,' Continental Philosophy Review 46.2 (Aug 2013):291-309

'A kot Anna: Prva ljubezen Samuela Becketta,' Problemi 3-4 (2012): 51-75.

Splitting the Difference: Aesthetic Relations in Henry James and Leo Bersani’, The Henry James Review 32 (2011): 235-241.

‘Signifier and Letter in Kierkegaard and Lacan’ Umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious: Writing (2010).

Hate’s Rebate, Or Love’s Largesse: Back to Back on “The Bench of Desolation.”’ The Henry James E-Journal 9 (Feb. 2006).

‘The Cryogenic Signifier: the Ethics of Obsessional Hatred in Henry James’s “The Bench of Desolation,”’ Journal for Lacanian Studies 4.2 (2006): 193-213.

‘Effectively Equivalent: Walter Pater, “Sebastian van Storck,” and the Ethics of Metaphor,’ Nineteenth-Century Literature 60.2 (2005): 163-98.

‘Brothers of the Veil: On the Military Family Romance,’ Umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious: War (2004): 131-39.

‘Portrait of an Act: Aesthetics and Ethics in The Portrait of a Lady,’ The Henry James Review 25.1 (2004): 67-86.

‘The Narcissism of Small Differences: On Beckett’s First Love,’ (a): the journal of culture and the unconscious 3.1-2 (2003): 117-26.

‘Language Poetry in the Academy,’ (as Sigi Curnow), Meanjin 4 (1992): 102-6.


Chapters in Books

'Sex, the Signifier and the Smallest Whole Number; in Sex and Nothing, ed. Alejandro Ruejo, (Karnac Books, forthcoming)

The Perambulatory Process: Eros, Wit and Society-testing in Henry James's "The Chaperon"', in Manya Steinkoler and Patricia Gherovici eds. Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy ed. (forthcoming Cambridge University Press)

'No Two without Three: Badiou, Lacan, Kierkegaard,' in Kierkegaard and Political Theory: Religion, Aesthetics, Politics and the Intervention of the Single Individual. Editors: Avanessian A, Wennerscheid S. 221-237. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen 2014

'Signifier and Letter in Kierkegaard and Lacan', in Penumbra. 265-278

Love’ in Alain Badiou, Key Concepts, ed. A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens (London: Acumen, 2010) 95-104.

Truth, Knowledge and Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl’ in Blackwell’s Companion to Henry James, ed. Greg Zacharias (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009) 176-192.

Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev’s “First Love”’ in Lacan: the Silent Partners, ed. Slavoj Žižek (London: Verso, 2006) 270-287 (also translated into Spanish and Dutch)
 
Grants

Participant in a Partnership Grant, Canadian SSHRC, 'Immediations: Art, Media and Event' (Principal Researchers Professors Erin Manning and Brian Massumi, Concordia, Montreal, Canada).  $CAD2.9million

Previous grants held

  • 'Living Books About Life' (with Gary Hall, Coventry University and Joanna Zylinska Goldsmiths College, UK) JISC, UK
  • Literary Ethics', (with Gert Buelens and Ortwin de Graef) Flemish Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium

Contributions:

Open Humanities Press, co-Founding Director and board member, 2008-

S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique, co-founding editor, 2006-

Keywords:
Henry James, the long 19thC century, European literature in translation, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, digital humanities, new forms of scholarly communications.

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Devisch I; Jottkandt S; Schrijvers J, 2012, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, Original, Continuum, London, http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/jean-luc-nancy-and-the-question-of-community-9781441165626/
2012
Jottkandt S, 2010, First Love: A Phenomenology of the One, Original, re.press, Melbourne, http://re-press.org/books/first-love-a-phenomenology-of-the-one/
2010
2009, The Catastrophic Imperative, Palgrave Macmillan UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-230-30623-3
2009
De kesel M; Jottkandt S, 2008, Eros and Ethics: Reading Jacques Lacan's Seminar VII, Original, SUNY Press, Albany
2008
Jottkandt S, 2005, Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic, Original, SUNY Press, Albany, http://www.sunypress.edu/p-4168-acting-beautifully.aspx
2005
Verhaeghe P; Jottkandt S, 2004, On Being Normal and Other Disorders: A Manual for Clinical Psychodiagnostics, Original, Other Press, New York
2004
Book Chapters
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Jottkandt S, 2019, 'Signs and Symbols, or the Nabokovian Unconscious', in Rabate J-M (ed.), Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, Routledge, London, pp. 179 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003002727
2019
Jottkandt SA, 2018, 'A Mortimer Trap: The Passing of Death in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight', in Shepherdson C (ed.), Inheritance in Psychoanalysis, edn. Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature, SUNY Press, Albany, pp. 214 - 233, http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6484-inheritance-in-psychoanalysis.aspx
2018
Jottkandt SA, 2018, 'Mathematics in the Bedroom: Sex, the Signifier and the Smallest Whole Number', in Bartlett AJ; Clemens JD (ed.), Badiou and His Interlocutors: Lectures, Interviews and Responses, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 73 - 88, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/badiou-and-his-interlocutors-9781350026636/
2018
Jottkandt SA, 2017, 'Cordelia's Kiss', in Can Philosophy Love Reflections and Encounters, Rowman and Littlefield, London, https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/can_philosophy_love/3-156-f6ae9aa9-6377-4718-aecd-da2f374ff684#text-1
2017
Jottkandt SA, 2016, '《柏林向导》:纳博科夫的电影感知 ("Nabokov's Cin-aesthetic")', in Hu X (ed.), City. Culture. Representation, Sichuan University Press, Chengdu, pp. 88 - 102, http://www.scup.cn/
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2016, 'The Perambulatory Process: Eros, Wit and Society-testing in Henry James's "The Chaperon"', in Gherovici P; Steinkoler M (ed.), Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 206 - 218
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2016, 'Mathematics in the bedroom: sex, the signifier and the smallest whole number', in Cerda-Rueda A (ed.), Sex and Nothing: Bridges from Psychoanalysis to Philosophy, Karnac Books, London, pp. 139 - 156
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2015, 'No Three without Two: Badiou with Lacan with Kierkegaard', in Avanessian A; Wennerscheid S (ed.), Kierkegaard and Political Theory: Religion, Aesthetics, Politics and the Intervention of the Single Individual, Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen, pp. 221 - 237, http://www.mtp.hum.ku.dk/details.asp?eln=203601
2015
Jottkandt S, 2013, 'Signifier and Letter in Kierkegaard and Lacan', in Penumbra, edn. Original, Re.press, Prahran, VIC, pp. 265 - 278, http://re-press.org/books/penumbra/
2013
Jottkandt S, 2013, 'Introduction: Counter-memories of the present', in Penumbra, edn. Original, Re.press, Prahran, VIC, pp. 7 - 15, http://re-press.org/books/penumbra/
2013
Jottkandt S, 2010, 'Love', in Bartlett AJ; Clemens J (ed.), Alain Badiou, Key Concepts, edn. 8, Acumen, London, pp. 74 - 74, http://www.acumenpublishing.co.uk/display.asp?K=e2010012015185652&dtspan=180:420&sort=sort_date/d&m=30&dc=36
2010
Jottkandt S, 2009, 'Knowledge, Truth and Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl', in Zacharias G (ed.), Blackwell’s Companion to Henry James, edn. Original, Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 176 - 192
2009
Jottkandt S, 2006, 'Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev’s "First Love"', in Zizek S (ed.), Lacan: the Silent Partners, edn. Original, Verso, London, pp. 270 - 287
2006
Jottkandt S, 2005, 'Pandverbeuren en vergelijken: Turgenjevs Eerste Liefde', in Houppermans J (ed.), Over de schreef: Psychoanalyse & literatuur, edn. Original, Dutch University Press, Amsterdam
2005
Jöttkandt S, 'Truth, Knowledge, and Magic in The Golden Bowl', in A Companion to Henry James, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 176 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444304978.ch10
Conference Posters
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Jottkandt S, '"Living Books for English and Creative Writing"', UNSW, presented at UNSW Learning & Teaching Forum, UNSW, 26 October 2018 - 26 October 2018
Conference Presentations
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Jottkandt S, 2019, 'Regressions of the Familial Signifier: Three Ghosts and a Spectre', presented at Jameson Symposium, UNSW
2019
Jottkandt S, 2017, '"Beckett, Badiou and the Logic of Sexual Difference"', presented at Australasian Society for Contemporary Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 November 2017 - 01 December 2017
2017
Jottkandt S, 2017, '"Au tombeau with Mallame, Milner and Nabokov"', presented at Jean-Claude Milner Symposium, Deakin University, Melbourne
2017
Jottkandt S, 2011, 'Unconsciously James: What Zizek Knew', presented at MLA Convention, Los Angeles, 01 January 2011
2011
Jottkandt S, '‘On Approaching Orbis Tertius: Open Humanities Press'', presented at Plenary talk, Public Knowledge Project Third International Scholarly Publishing Conference,, Berlin, 26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011
Jottkandt S, '‘Mathematizing Love: Kierkegaard, Badiou, Lacan’', presented at Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups Annual Conference, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 28 March 2008 - 30 March 2008
Jottkandt S, '‘There is (some) One: Beckett's “First Love”', presented at Sign of the Times conference, KU Leuven, Belgium, 30 January 2008 - 01 February 2008
Jottkandt S, '‘From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge Dissemination’', presented at Berlin 5 Open Access, Padua, Italy, 19 September 2007 - 21 September 2007
Jottkandt S, '‘The first love is the true love and one only loves once’: Coun(ter)ing Love in Kierkegaard, Freud and Badiou"', presented at Counter-Movements Conference, University of Portsmouth, U.K, 24 July 2006 - 25 July 2006
Jottkandt S, '‘Truths of Beauty, Truths of Love in Trollope’s Novels of Beautiful Men’', presented at 'Trollope and Gender Conference, University od Exeter, UK, 21 July 2006 - 22 July 2006
Jottkandt S, '"Post-interpretation and the Climate Change Unconscious: Nabokov's Lettrocalamity"', presented at Ecrits conference, Gent, Belgium, 22 September 2018 - 24 September 2018
Jottkandt S, '‘Sex Bomb the Book: In(ter)sectal Wars of Reinscription in Tom Cohen’s Hitchcock’s Cryptonymies’', presented at Politics and Jouissance through Aesthetics, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Jottkandt S, '"The Future of Academic Publishing"', presented at UNSW Postgraduate Conference, UNSW, 20 November 2014 - 20 November 2014
Jottkandt S, '"Cordelia's Kiss"', presented at Technology, Truth, Knowledge conference, Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, 08 December 2018 - 12 December 2018
Jottkandt S, '“That’s How I Make Them Do What I Like”: Contagious Loving and Maggie’s Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl’', presented at Tracing Henry James: International Henry James Conference, Venice, Italy, 12 July 2005 - 15 July 2005
Jottkandt S, '‘Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev’s “First Love"', presented at Symposium on Psychoanalysis and Literature, Ghent, Belgium
Jottkandt S, '"'By a route obscure and lonely': Repetition and Inscription in Europe's Dream-Land"', presented at Repetition/s conference, University of Ljubljiana, Slovenia, 22 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Jottkandt S, 'Metaphor, Image, Action: Representing Pater’s “Sebastian van Storck”', presented at Image and Text, Image in Text: Annual conference of the Research Society of Victorian Periodicals,, Gent, Belgium, 08 July 2004 - 10 July 2004
Jottkandt S, '‘Hate’s Rebate Or Love’s Largesse: Back to Back on “The Bench of Desolation”', presented at 121st MLA Convention, Washington D.C.,, 27 December 2005 - 30 December 2005
Jottkandt S, 'Lettro-Calamity: Nabokov's Ada or Ardor"', presented at Australasian Modernist Studies Network 3: Modernist Work", UNSW, 29 March 2016 - 31 March 2016
Jottkandt S, '‘Loving Critically: Reading for the Letter in The Aspern Papers’', presented at James and the New Formalisms Conference, University of Montreal, Canada, 19 May 2004 - 21 May 2004
Jottkandt S, 'Seditious Libraries: Open Tools, Open Content, Open Services', presented at Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, 15 July 2010 - 15 July 2010
Jottkandt S, '"Marque et Plus: On Prime Zero"', presented at Reason Plus Enjoyment conference, UNSW, 10 July 2015 - 14 July 2015
Jottkandt S, ''Hysteria, Metaphor and the Ethics of Desire in The Wings of the Dove'', presented at International Henry James Conference, American University of Paris, 05 July 2002 - 09 July 2002
Jottkandt S, '"Exile from Parnassus, or Allegories of Criticism in Nabokov's Pale Fire"', presented at Aesthetics After Finitude Conference, UNSW, 05 February 2015 - 06 February 2015
Jottkandt S, 'Traumatic Views: De Quincey’s Vision of Sudden Death', presented at Cornell Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University, 22 September 1994 - 25 September 1994
Jottkandt S, ''Maths in the Bedroom: Sex, the Signifier and the Smallest Whole Number'', presented at Badiou conference, University of Melbourne
Jottkandt S, ''Open Humanities Press' presentation', presented at Australasian Digital Humanities Conference, ANU, Canberra, 27 May 2012 - 30 March 2012
Jottkandt S, '"Mimesis and Mimicry in Nabokov: the 'Reel' Life of Sebastian Knight"', presented at Cinematic Thinking, UNSW, 14 November 2014 - 18 November 2014
Jottkandt S, 'The Role of Libraries in Emerging Models of Scholarly Communication', presented at LIANZA Conference, Christchurch, NZ, 13 October 2009 - 16 October 2009
Jottkandt S, '"Across the memory of old signs": Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory"', presented at Soundscapes Conference, 03 July 2013 - 05 July 2013
Jottkandt S, '‘Counting to One: Badiou, Lacan, Kierkegaard’', presented at The Intervention of the Single One: Kierkegaard Conference, University of Copenhagen, 28 November 2010 - 28 November 2010
Jottkandt S, ''Nabokov's Berlin'', presented at Cities and their Representations Conference, Mianyang, China, 29 May 2012 - 03 June 2012
Journal articles
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Jottkandt S, 2019, 'Spectral Psychoanalysis: the Nabokov Effect', Crisis and Critique, vol. 6, pp. 189 - 202, https://crisiscritique.org/april2019/sigi.pdf
2019
Jottkandt SA, 2018, 'Nabokov, Cinemathomme', Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, vol. 4, pp. 80 - 110, http://sanglap-journal.in/index.php/sanglap/issue/view/16/showToc
2018
Jottkandt SA, 2018, 'X-trails: Notes on another English School', Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5325/intelitestud.20.2.0133
2018
Jottkandt SA, 2018, '"Au tombeau" with Mallarmé, Milner and Nabokov', Psychoanalysis Lacan, vol. 3, http://psychoanalysislacan.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Au-tombeau-with-Mallarme%CC%81-Milner-and-Nabokov-Jottkandt.pdf
2018
Jöttkandt S, 2018, '“With a Lever . . . ” Beckett, Badiou, and the Logics of Sexual Difference', Philosophy Today, vol. 62, pp. 1189 - 1206, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/philtoday2019312251
2018
Jottkandt SA, 2017, 'The Power of O', Continental Thought & Theory, vol. 1, pp. 680 - 688, http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/
2017
Jottkandt SA, 2017, 'Territory X', a+A, vol. 53.2, pp. 78 - 82
2017
Jottkandt SA, 2016, 'Black Bile/Pale Fire: Benjaminian Allegory and Nabokovian Melancholy', Crisis and Critique, vol. 3, http://www.crisiscritique.org/index.html
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2016, 'Prime Zero of the Anthropocene', Deleuze Studies, vol. 10, pp. 504 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/dls.2016.0242
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2016, 'Repetition and Inscription in Europe's Dream-Land', Filozofski Vestnik, vol. 37, pp. 289 - 312, http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/issue/view/441/showToc
2016
Jottkandt SA, 2014, 'Topographies of a cinematic city', symplokē, vol. 22, pp. 181 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.5250/symploke.22.1-2.0181
2014
Jottkandt S, 2013, 'The Cornered Object of Psychoanalysis: Las Meninas, Jacques Lacan, Henry James', Continental Philosophy Review, vol. 46, pp. 291 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11007-013-9257-x
2013
Jottkandt S, 2012, 'A kot Anna: prva ljubezen Samuela Becketta', Problemi, pp. 51 - 75
2012
Jottkandt S, 2011, 'Splitting the Difference: Aesthetic Relations in Henry James and Leo Bersani', The Henry James Review, vol. 32, pp. 235 - 241, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000297032900007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2011
Jottkandt S, 2010, 'Signifier and Letter in Kierkegaard and Lacan', Umbr(a), vol. Writing, pp. 101 - 114
2010
2007, 'JOTTKANDT, SIGI. Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic. Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture), 2005. xvii + 177 pp. $55.00. ISBN 0 7914 6557 8', Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 43, pp. 475 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqm088
2007
Jottkandt S, 2006, 'The Cryogenic Signifier: the Ethics of Obsessional Hatred in Henry James’s “The Bench of Desolation', Journal for Lacanian Studies, vol. 4, pp. 193 - 213, http://karnacbooks.metapress.com/content/120474/
2006
Jottkandt S, 2006, 'Hate’s Rebate, Or Love’s Largesse: Back to Back on “The Bench of Desolation', The Henry James E-Journal, vol. 9, http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~hathaway/ejourn9.html
2006
Jottkandt S, 2005, 'Effectively Equivalent: Walter Pater, “Sebastian van Storck,” and the Ethics of Metaphor', Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 60, pp. 163 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2005.60.2.163
2005
Jottkandt S, 2004, 'Portrait of an act: Aesthetics and ethics in The 'Portrait of a Lady' (Henry James)', HENRY JAMES REVIEW, vol. 25, pp. 67 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hjr.2004.0007
2004
Jottkandt S, 2004, 'Portrait of an Act: Aesthetics and Ethics in The Portrait of a Lady', Henry James Review, vol. 25, pp. 67 - 86
2004
Jottkandt S, 2004, 'Brothers of the Veil: On the Military Family Romance', Umbr(a), vol. War, pp. 131 - 139
2004
Jottkandt S, 2003, 'The Narcissism of Small Differences: On Beckett’s First Love', (a): the journal of culture and the unconscious, vol. 3, pp. 117 - 126
2003
Jottkandt S, 1992, 'Language Poetry in the Academy', Meanjin, vol. 4, pp. 102 - 106
1992
Cullen R; Jottkandt S, 'Dimensions of Trust in Government in the Digital Age', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1800889
Other
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Jottkandt SA, 2016, Review of Janet Laurence: The Pharmacy of Plants by Prudence Gibson, ANU E Press, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2016/04/10/review/
2016