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Dr Peter Sedgwick

Dr Peter Sedgwick

Reader

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
sedgwick@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6075
Location:
2.40, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

I teach and have research interests in the areas of Visual Culture, Cultural Theory, Philosophy & Literature and Modern European Philosophy.

I have published the following books:

Hypermodernity and Visuality (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

Nietzsche's Justice (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013).

Nietzsche's Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Descartes to Derrida: An introduction to Modern European Philosophy (Blackwell, 2001).

I am also co-author/co-editor with Andrew Edgar of Cultural Theory: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 1999, 2nd edition 2008), co-author with Andrew Edgar of Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers (Routledge, 2002), and author of Nietzsche: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2009).

For other selected writings click on the 'Publications' tab.

I am  a Reader at Cardiff University, where I have taught since 1992.

I am currently Director of Postgraduate Research Students for of English Literature and Cultural and Critical Theory .

2017

  • Sedgwick, P. 2017. Hobbes, Sovereign Power and Money. In: Tynan, A., Milesi, L. and Muller, C. eds. Credo Credit Crisis. Speculations on Faith and Money.. Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics Rowman & Littlefield

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I currently teach the following modules: 'Visuality, Culture & Technology', 'Philosophy & Literature', 'Modern European Philosophy'.

Research interests

  • Visual Culture
  • European Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Hypermodernity/Postmodernity
  • Nietzsche
  • Biopolitics
  • History of Ideas
  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Political Thought

Areas of supervision:

Poststructuralism, postmodernism, hypermodernity, biopolitics, Nietzsche, attention economy, subjectivity, power.

Past projects

I have supervised doctoral research projects in the areas of Nietzsche Studies, Deleuze Studies, American Constitutional Theory, Attention Economy, Pragmatist Philosophy, Post-structualist Theory, Hermeneutics, Political Theory, and Critical Theory.