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Julie Tolliver

Duy Lap Nguyen

Assistant Professor
World Cultures and Literatures
620 Agnes Arnold Hall
Phone: 713-743-2519
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    • Ph.D. University of California, Irvine – Comparative Literature, 2012
    • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Interests

      • Critical theory, visual Studies, Vietnamese studies, world cinema and literature


      • “Capitalism and Primal History in Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project.” Differences, forthcoming.
      • “The Suspension of History and the Total Transformation of Labor.” Thesis Eleven, forthcoming.
      • “The Angel of History and the Commodity Fetish: Walter Benjamin and the Marxian Critique of Political Economy.” Telos, forthcoming.
      • “The Universal Province of Europe: A Critique of Provincializing Europe.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 2013.
      • “Le Capital Amoureux: Imaginary Wealth and Revolution and Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love.” Historical Materialism, 2010.
      • “Uses of Disposable Time in the National Liberation Front.” Public Culture, 2008.


      • Introduction to World Cinema

My current book project explores works by the Vietnamese philosopher, Tran Duc Thao, and develops a reading of Thao’s materialist critique of Edmund Husserl's phenomenology. My second project, titled, The Postcolonial Present: Redemption and Revolution in Twentieth Century Vietnamese Culture and History, examines Vietnamese cinema, literature and mass culture from period of the Vietnam War.