Biography

Clare Connors is interested in literature, deconstruction and creative criticism - and in the interrelations between these. She is the author of Force from Nietzsche to Derrida (Legenda, 2010) and Literary Theory: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld, 2010) and the co-editor, with Dr. Stephen Benson, of Creative Criticism: An Anthology and Guide (EUP, 2014).  She is interested in the kinds of thinking literature performs, and permits, and in the kinds of critical writing such fictive thinking solicits. On all of these subjects she finds the work of Jacques Derrida the most extraordinary resource (along with that of Freud, Heidegger, Cixous, Ranciere and Sedgwick, amongst others). She has written essays on rhythm, on rhyme and on grace, and on Elizabeth Bowen, J. M. Coetzee and Ali Smith.

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Connors, C.

(2015)

Without Grace (a working title),

in Oxford Literary Review

37

(2)

pp. 197-216

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Connors, C.

(2014)

Free-Indirect-Style (Derrida and Bowen),

in Parallax

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(1)

pp. 15-28

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Benson, S. (ed.), Connors, C. (ed.)

(2014)

Creative Criticism: An Anthology and Guide,

Edinburgh University Press

ISBN 9780748674336

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Connors, C.

(2011)

Derrida and the Friendship of Rhyme,

in Oxford Literary Review

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(2)

pp. 139-149

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Connors, C.

(2011)

'Preference and Force', 'Dynamis and Energeia', 'Articulation, accent and rhyme', 'Presque',

in Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology.

Continuum

pp. 131-3, 134-6, 149-50, 160-1

ISBN 9781441152756

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Connors, C.

(2010)

Force from Nietzsche to Derrida,

Legenda

ISBN 978-1906540722

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Connors, C.

(2010)

Literary Theory: A Beginner's Guide,

Oneworld Publications

ISBN 978-1851687305

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Connors, C.

(2009)

Force and metaphysics in Heidegger,

in Parallax

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pp. 15-26

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Connors, C.

(2007)

Derrida and the Fiction of Force,

in Angelaki

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pp. 9-15

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Connors, C.

(2007)

Force, figuration and repetition in Freud,

in The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis.

Routledge

pp. 208-223

ISBN 978-0-415-39254-9

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Connors, C.

(2006)

Teaching Rhythms,

in Parallax

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pp. 8-16

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Connors, C.

(2001)

Freud and the Force of History,

in Between the Psyche and the Polis.

Ashgate

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Key Research Interests

Derrida and deconstruction.

Creative-critical writing

Fiction (especially contemporary fiction, but the novel more generally).

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Clare is on the advisory board of the Oxford Literary Review and the editorial board of Notes and Queries.

Administrative Posts

Clare is currently Associate Dean for Admissions for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.