PhD, University of California, Irvine
Professor Kuiken joined the faculty at the University at Albany in 2008. His areas of research include Romantic Literature and Culture, Romantic moral and political philosophy, and contemporary political and aesthetic theory. He is currently working on several projects, including a manuscript entitled Adrift on the Earth: Romanticism and Political Ecology, which examines how a number of Romantic authors conceptualize the Earth as distinct from world or nature, as well as a jointly edited collection (with Deborah Elise White) titled Haiti’s Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution (Bloomsbury Press).
Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism (Fordham University Press, 2014)
Haiti's Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2021)
”Interview with Kir Kuiken and Deborah Elise White on Haiti’s Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution on Conversations in Atlantic Theory with John E. Drabinski, April 19, 2022”.
"Hölderlin's Earth" in special issue on "Romanticism and Political Ecology," Romantic Praxis (forthcoming)
"Introduction to Romanticism and Political Ecology," Romantic Praxis (forthcoming).
"Unavowed Community in Kleist's Betrothal in San Domingo," Haiti's Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution: New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2022, 117-39.
“Impasse, Promise, and Impossible Community: Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas and Blanchot’s Community of Lovers,” Comparative Literature, 72.2 (2020): 128-143.
“Bio-Inscriptionality: The Eternal Return and Reproduction in Derrida’s Life/Death Seminar,” Biotheory: Life and Death After Capitalism, Routledge Press, 2020, 63-79.
“Bidding up on the Question of Sovereignty: Derrida Between Kant and Benjamin,” Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida’s Seminar and the New Abolitionism, New York: Fordham University Press 2018, 119-138.
“Eclipse of the Gaze: Nancy, Community and the Death of the Other”: Dead Theory: Derrida, Death and the Afterlife of Theory, New York: Bloomsbury Press 2016, 173-190.
“The Power of a Form of Thought that Has Become Foreign to Itself”: Rancière, Romanticism and the Partage of the Sensible,” SubStance. 45.1 (2016): 6-21.
“Omphalos” Essays in Romanticism, 22.2 (2015): 167-181.