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Professor Tina Chanter

Professor of Philosophy and Gender


After spending over twenty years in the United States, I returned to the United Kingdom in 2012. The theorists who have influenced my work include Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Jacques Rancière.

While my PhD is in Philosophy, my work has become progressively interdisciplinary. I have published on art, aesthetics, film, tragedy, psychoanalytic theory, feminist and gender theory, and race theory. While my work has been informed contemporary French philosophy, I have also been influenced by feminist theory, and the need to think about gender in the context of mutually constitutive categories such as race, sexuality, class, disability and other related categories.

I currently lead the MA Gender without Borders, contribute to modules in English, and teach a Creative Writing module focusing on life writing.

Areas of specialism

  • Contemporary French philosophy
  • Feminist and gender theory in an intersectional context
  • Art and aesthetics
  • Film theory and psychoanalytic theory
  • Antigone: Greek tragedy and contemporary appropriations of Sophocles' Antigone

Courses taught



  • 1981-87 PhD. in Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 1978-81 1st class honours degree in Philosophy, Essex University


I have published the following books:

1. Ethics of Eros: Irigaray's Rewriting of the Philosophers (New York: Routledge, 1995)

2. Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001)

3. Gender, Key Concepts in Philosophy Series (New York: Continuum Press, 2006). Invited

4. The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish and the Nature of Difference (Indiana University Press, 2008)

5. Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery (SUNY, 2011).

6. Art, Politics and Rancière: Broken Perceptions (Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming, 2017)

I am the series editor of the "Gender Theory" Series for the State University of New York Press. Twenty five volumes have appeared or are forthcoming in the series.

I have edited four collections of essays on Levinas, Kristeva, Kofman and Antigone. I have also published over 60 articles or book chapters, presented over 200 invited papers, and nearly 30 conference papers.


Number of items: 18.


Chanter, Tina (2017) Derrida and beyond : living feminism affirmatively. PhiloSOPHIA, 7(1), pp. 67-77. ISSN (print) 2155-0891

Agnew, Eadaoin, Alliez, Eric, Auerbach, Paul, Blackburn, Robert, Botting, Fred, Brady, Mary, Caygill, Howard, Chadwick, Howard, Chanter, Tina, Choat, Simon, Chu, Jonathan, Cinpoes, Radu, Coultas, Valerie, Dines, Martin, Dixon, Paul, Favretto, Ilaria, Finn, Peter, Giaxoglou, Korina, Goldsmith, Carlie, Hallward, Peter, Hawkins, Sue, Haywood, Peter, Higginbottom, Andrew, Ichijo, Atsuko, Isaac, Marina, Jensen, Meg, Kayyali, Reem, Kettyle, Ann, Lambrou, Marina, Latimer, Amanda, Linton, Marisa, Lipsedge, Karen, Malabou, Catherine, O Maoilearca, John, McQuillan, Martin, Micklethwaite, Paul, Morgan Wortham, Simon, O'Brien, Catherine, Osborne, Peter, Pinnock, Winsome, Piper, Jason, Ponto, Maria, Raphael, Sam, Reid, Trish, Roberts, Mike, Rogers, David, Sandford, Stella, Searby, Michael, Siddiki, Jalal Uddin, Smart, Jackie, Spencer, Philip, Stockhammer, Engelbert, Stuart, John, Suess, Eleanor, Swift, Allan, Upstone, Sara, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Wells, Julian and Wilson, Scott (2014) Education should be a right for all. The Guardian,

Chanter, Tina (2014) Restless affects and democratic doubts: A response to Rachel Jones and Moira Fradinger. PhiloSOPHIA, 4(2), pp. 158-174. ISSN (print) 2155-0891


Chanter, Tina (2017) Art, politics and Rancière: broken perceptions. London : U.K. : Bloomsbury Publishing. 208p. ISBN 9781472510563

Chanter, Tina and Kirkland, Sean D., eds. (2014) The returns of Antigone: interdisciplinary essays. New York, U.S. : State University of New York Press. 333p. (SUNY series in Gender Theory) ISBN 9781438452937

Chanter, Tina (2011) Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery. Albany, U.S. : State University of New York Press. 275p. ISBN 9781438437552

Chanter, Tina (2008) The picture of abjection: film, fetish and the nature of difference. Bloomington, U.S. : Indiana University Press. 377p. ISBN 9780253349170

Book Section

Chanter, Tina (2017) Feminist art: disrupting and consolidating the police order. In: Bray, Patrick M., (ed.) Understanding Ranciere, understanding modernism. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 147-160. ISBN 9781501311383

Chanter, Tina (2017) Historicizing feminist aesthetics. In: Garry, Ann , Khader, Serene J. and Stone, Alison, (eds.) The Routledge companion to feminist philosophy. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 463-473. ISBN 9781138795921

Chanter, Tina (2017) Who is the peasant woman who trudges through the fields? Provincializing the Eurocentric artistic space. In: Cerella, Antonio and Odysseos, Louiza, (eds.) Heidegger and the global age. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 161-186. (New Heidegger research) ISBN 9781786602305

Chanter, Tina (2016) Seeing things that were not there before : re-visioning Freud's Oedipus, with a little help from Ranciere. In: Severson, Eric R. , Becker, Brian W. and Goodman, David M., (eds.) In the wake of trauma : psychology and philosophy for the suffering other. Pittsburgh, U.S. : Duquesne University Press. pp. 57-76. ISBN 9780820704982

Chanter, Tina (2016) The returns of Antigone and the remains of Antigone : to bury or not to bury. In: Pewny, Katharina , Gruber, Charlotte , Van den Dries, Luc and Leenknegt, Simon, (eds.) Occupy Antigone : tradition, transition and transformation in performance. Tubingen, Germany : Narr Francke Attempto. pp. 81-93. (Modernes Theater, no. 47) ISBN 9783823369554

Chanter, Tina (2015) Exhuming the remains of Antigone's tragedy : the encryption of slavery. In: Welchman, Alistair, (ed.) Politics of Religion/Religion of Politics. Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer Netherlands. pp. 143-170. (Sophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures) ISSN (online) 2211-1107 ISBN 9789401794473

Chanter, Tina (2014) Antigone as the white fetish of Hegel and the seductress of Derrida. In: Direk, Zeyneb and Lawlor, Leonard, (eds.) A companion to Derrida. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley. pp. 378-390. (Blackwell companions to philosophy) ISBN 9781444332841

Chanter, Tina (2013) Heidegger and Gender: An Uncanny Retrieval of Hegel's Antigone. In: Raffoul, Francois and Nelson, Eric, (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 441-450. (Bloomsbury Companions) ISBN 9781441199850

Chanter, Tina (2011) Antigone's Exemplarity: Irigaray, Hegel, and Excluded Grounds as Constitutive of Feminist Theory. In: Rawlinson, Mary C. , Hom, Sabrina L. and Khader, Serene J., (eds.) Thinking with Irigaray. Albany, U.S. : State University of New York Press. pp. 265-292. ISBN 9781438439174

Chanter, Tina (2010) Antigone's political legacies: abjection in defiance of mourning. In: Wilmer, S. E. and Zukauskaite, Audrone, (eds.) Interrogating Antigone in postmodern philosophy and criticism. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 19-47. (Classical Presences) ISBN 9780199559213

Conference or Workshop Item

Chanter, Tina (2017) Aporias of perception. In: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association; 06 – 09 Jul 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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