Selected Writings by Noëlle McAfee


Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, Columbia University, May 2019.

Democracy and the Political Unconscious, Columbia University Press, March 2008.

Julia Kristeva, Routledge, 2003.

Persian translation with Nashr-e-Markaz, 2006.

Korean translation with Reading Books, 2007.

Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship, Cornell University Press, 2000. 


“Trump and the Paranoid Schizoid Politics of Ideality,” published on Julia Kristeva’s official site as well as in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 21:5, 556-563, DOI: 10.1080/17409292.2017.1437705, March 2018.

Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought by Sharon Sliwinski. Contemporary Political Theory, (2018).

“Neoliberalism and Other Political Imaginaries,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, Volume: 43 issue: 9, page(s): 911-931 Article first published online: June 29, 2017; Issue published: November 1, 2017.

“Neoliberalism, the Street, and the Forum,” in Reclaiming Democracy, eds. Albena Azmanova and Mihaela Mihai, New York: Routledge, 2015.

“Acting Politically in a Digital Age,” in in From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age, eds. Danielle S. Allen and Jennifer S. Light, University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology, with Derek Barker and David McIvor, Kettering Foundation Press, April 2012.

“On Democracy’s Epistemic Value” in The Good Society, Fall 2009, Vol. 18(2): 41-47.

“Democracy’s Normativity” in Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2008, Vol. 22(4): 257-265.

“Three Models of Democratic Deliberation” in Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Special Issue on Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy, 2004, Vol. 18(1): 44-59.

“The Ends of Arendtian Politics” in Hypatia, Vol. 19(4) Fall 2004.


Categorized as research

By Noelle McAfee

I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.

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