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Faculty Bio

Love, Jeff

Love, Jeff

Position
Research Professor of German and Russian

Contact
Email: gjlove@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., Yale University

Jeff Love is Research Professor of German and Russian at Clemson University. He has published two books on Tolstoy, The Overcoming of History in War and Peace (Brill-Rodopi: 2004) and Tolstoy: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum: 2008). He is also co-translator of Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (State University of New York Press: 2006), co-editor of Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: Philosophy, Morality, Tragedy (Northwestern: 2016) and editor of Heidegger in Russian and Eastern Europe (Rowman & Littlefield: 2017). His new book on Alexandre Kojève, The Black Circle: A Life of Alexandre Kojève, is scheduled to be released in May 2018 by Columbia University Press.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Black Circle: A Life of Alexandre Kojève (forthcoming from Columbia University Press)

Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe (London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017)

Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: Philosophy, Morality, Tragedy (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016)

Tolstoy: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum, 2008)

Annotated translation (with Johannes Schmidt) of F. W. J. Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom and Matters Connected Therewith (1809) (Albany: SUNY, 2006)

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace (Leiden: Brill-Rodopi, 2004)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Heidegger’s Metapolitics” (with Michael Meng) (forthcoming in Cultural Critique)

“Heidegger’s Radical Antisemitism” (with Michael Meng) (forthcoming in Philosophy and Social Criticism)

“Tolstoy on Peace and the End of History” in A Cultural History of Peace (forthcoming from Routledge)

“The End of On Life: Kant with Tolstoy” (forthcoming in A Critical Guide to Tolstoy’s On Life)

“Tolstoy’s Nihilism” in Tolstoy in the 21st Century ed. Inessa Medzhibovskaya (forthcoming from Northwestern University Press)

“The Post-Soviet Heidegger” in Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe ed. Jeff Love (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017)

“Do We Own Our Bodies?” (with Michael Meng) in The Philosophical Salon: Speculations, Reflections, Interventions ed. Michael Marder and Patrícia Vieira (Open Humanities Press, 2017): 110-113

“In Praise of Suicide” in The Philosophical Salon: Speculations, Reflections, Interventions ed. Michael Marder and Patrícia Vieira (Open Humanities Press, 2017): 99-102

“Universal Resurrection” (short essay with Michael Meng) in the Philosophical Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books (January 2, 2017)

“Alexandre Kojève and the Concept of Emptiness” in Kronos Philosophical Journal vol. XV (2016): 181-197

“A Troubling Banality” (with Michael Meng) in Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 23, no. 4 (2016): 585-595

“Heidegger and Post-Colonial Fascism” (with Michael Meng) in Nationalities Papers volume 44, (2016): 1-14

“Histories of the Dead?” (with Michael Meng) in Time and Mind 9:3 (2016): 223-244

“Violence and the Dissolution of Narrative” in Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: Philosophy, Morality, Tragedy eds. Jeff Love and Jeff Metzger (Northwestern University Press, 2016): 37-57

“Uncouth Democracy” (short essay with Michael Meng) in the Philosophical Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books (October 16, 2016)

“Do We Own Our Bodies” (short essay, with Michael Meng) in the Philosophical Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books (June 13, 2016)

“In Praise of Suicide” (short essay) in the Philosophical Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books (April 11, 2016)

“Heidegger’s Myth of the Political” (with Michael Meng), in New German Critique no. 124 (February 2015): 45-66

“The Nominalist Tolstoy” in vol. XXVII of the Tolstoy Studies Journal (2015), 85-95

“A Hegelian Madness: Nikolai Fedorov’s Repudiation of History” in SEET (Studies in East European Thought) vol. 66 (2014): 201-212

“Tolstoy’s Philosophy of History,” in Critical Insights: Tolstoy’s War and Peace, ed. Brett Cooke (Grey House Publishing; 2014): 277-300

“Masks of Resistance” Festschrift for Vladimir E. Alexandrov in Transactions (2013) vol. XXXVIII: 25-45

“Lobo Antunes and World Literature” in Escritaria 2012: António Lobo Antunes. Porto: Editora Câo, 2013.

“The Great Man in War and Peace” in Tolstoy on War eds. Rick McPeak and Donna Orwin (Cornell University Press; 2012): 85-97

“The Roguish Tolstoy” in vol. XXIII (2011) of the Tolstoy Studies Journal: 34-43

“The ‘Late’ Tolstoy” (Guest editor introduction) in vol. 70 (2011), no. 2 of the Slavic Review, 747-753

“Translating the Philosophical Essays in War and Peace” in vol. XX (2008) of the Tolstoy Studies Journal: 27-37

“From Universality to Equality: Badiou’s Critique of Rancière” (with Todd May) in Symposium vol. 12, Fall 2008, No. 2: 51-69

“Narrative Hesitation in The Gambler” in vol. XLVI (September-December 2004) of Canadian Slavonic Papers: 361-380

“Sade et l’innocence divine” in Lire Sade ed. Norbert Sclippa (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004): 157-171

“The End of Knowing in War and Peace” in vol. XV (2003) of the Tolstoy Studies Journal: 35-49

“Parody as Polemos in Pushkin’s ‘The Shot’” in vol. XLIV (March-June 2002) of Canadian Slavonic Papers: 61-78

“Tolstoy’s Calculus of History” in vol. XIII (December, 2001) of the Tolstoy Studies Journal: 23-37