Oliver Feltham has been at AUP since
2004. He became full-time in 2006 teaching in the
Comparative Literature Department, the Philosophy Program,
and Global Communications. Previously he taught English,
literature, theatre, and creative writing at various
Parisian universities and the bilingual section of Ecole
Massillon. In 2000, he completed his doctoral thesis at
Deakin University, Melbourne on the ontological distinction
between praxis and work in ancient and modern philosophy
based on research conducted in Paris.
Within the Philosophy Program he teaches courses in modern
European philosophy with a special focus on the relationship
between politics, metaphysics, and aesthetics. He also
teaches transversal courses which interrogate philosophy
from the viewpoint of particular social practices such as
urban development or theatre.
His research interests include psychoanalysis, Marxism,
critical theory, and the history of metaphysics. His
translation of Alain Badiou’s Being and Event
appeared in 2006 with Continuum Books. He recently edited
and contributed to an anthology of essays on Badiou’s work
Ecrits autour de la pensée d’Alain Badiou for
Harmattan. He is currently working on an introduction to
Badiou’s philosophy for Continuum.
Badiou, Infinite Thought: Truth and the Return to
Philosophy, O.Feltham & J.Clemens ed. & trans., (London:
& B.Besana (ed.), Alain Badiou: de l’ontologie à la
politique (Paris: Harmattan, forthcoming).
Alain, Being and Event, (London: Continuum, 2005). [L’être
et l’événement (Paris: Seuil, 1988)].
Badiou, “Psychoanalysis and Philosophy”, Analysis
no.9, (Melbourne: 2000), p.1-8.
Jean-Claude Milner, “The doctrine on science”, Umbr(a)
Science and Truth Issue (Buffalo: 2000), p.33-63.
Explosive Genealogy: theatre, philosophy and the art of
presentation”, Cosmos and History: The Praxis of Alain
Badiou, 2007 (forthcoming).
changing appearances in Badiou and Lacan”, Umbr(a)
2007 issue (forthcoming).
your stay: Structural Change in Seminar XVII”, Reading
Seminar XVII, eds. R.Grigg & J.Clemens, (Durham NC: Duke
University Press, 2006), 179-194.
Laboratory: a position paper on the Humanities”, Scissors
and Tooth (AUP journal), Summer 2006.
subversion, link up the generic: on art’s passage to
politics”, AS Media Journal (Antwerp, 2005).
and event and...: Philosophy and its nominations”,
Polygraph 17: The Philosophy of Alain Badiou,
Your Stay: Structural Change in Seminar XVII”, Reading
Seminar XVII, J.Clemens & R.Grigg eds., (Durham: Duke
University Press, 2005).
philosophie, pourrait-elle désocialiser le monde?” in
Théorie-rebellion: un ultimatum, G.Grelet ed., (Paris:
“Singularity happening in politics: the Aboriginal Tent
Embassy, Canberra 1972”, Communication and Cognition,
Vol. 37 No. 1, 2004.
“Sovereignty: Ontology and Psychoanalysis”, Analysis
no.9, (Melbourne: 2000).