Mark Cauchi

Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: McLaughlin College, 033
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77558
Emailmcauchi@yorku.ca
Primary websitehttps://yorku.academia.edu/MarkCauchi

Mark Cauchi's teaching and research revolve around the following themes and areas: the relationship of the secular and the religious; postsecularism; continental philosophy; the relationship of agency, otherness, and dependency; aesthetics, especially film theory and criticism;

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Degrees

PhD, Social and Political Thought, York University


Research Interests

Continental philosophy; critical theory; secularism and postsecularism; religion, theology, atheism; aesthetic theory and criticism; film-philosophy

Selected Publications

(ed.) Accursed Films: Postsecular Cinema between The Tree of Life and Melancholia (SUNY Press)

"Unconditioned by the Other: Agency and Alterity in Kant and Levinas," in Idealistic Studies.

"Otherness and the Renewal of Freedom in Jarmusch's Down by Law" in Film-Philosophy, 17.1. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/363/867

“Creation and the Critique of Capitalism in Marx, Nancy, and Žižek” in Political Theology, 12.4

"The Secular to Come: Interrogating the Derridean 'Secular'" in Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, 10.1: http://www.jcrt.org/archives/10.1/Cauchi.pdf

Selected Publications

(ed.) Accursed Films: Postsecular Cinema between The Tree of Life and Melancholia (SUNY Press)

"Unconditioned by the Other: Agency and Alterity in Kant and Levinas," in Idealistic Studies.

"Otherness and the Renewal of Freedom in Jarmusch's Down by Law" in Film-Philosophy, 17.1. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/363/867

“Creation and the Critique of Capitalism in Marx, Nancy, and Žižek” in Political Theology, 12.4

"The Secular to Come: Interrogating the Derridean 'Secular'" in Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, 10.1: http://www.jcrt.org/archives/10.1/Cauchi.pdf

All Publications

Books

(ed.) Accursed Films: Postsecular Cinema between The Tree of Life and Melancholia (SUNY Press)

Book Chapters

"The Death of God and the Genesis of Worldhood in von Trier's Melancholia" in Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier, eds. Cauchi and Caruana (SUNY Press, 2017).

"A/Porias of the Skin: Secrets and Secretions of Self and Other" in Silence and the Silenced, eds. Ernesto Virgulti, Leslie Boldt, Corrado Frederico (Peter Lang).

“The Infinite Supplicant: On a Limit and a Prayer” in The Phenomenology of Prayer, eds. Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba, Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series, ed. John Caputo (Fordham University Press)

"Traversing the Infinite Through Augustine and Derrida" in Difference in Philosophy of Religion, ed. Phillip Goodchild (Ashgate Pub., 2003)

Journal Articles

"The Insistence of Religion in Philosophy: An Interview with John D. Caputo" (with John Caruana) Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 20, Number 1, 2016.

"Unconditioned by the Other: Agency and Alterity in Kant and Levinas," in Idealistic Studies.

"Otherwise than Laicite: Toward an Agonistic Secularism in Levinas" in Levinas Studies, vol. 10, 2015.

"Otherness and the Renewal of Freedom in Jarmusch's Down by Law" in Film-Philosophy, 17.1. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/363/867

“Happy Birthday to Kierkegaard! The Work of Celebrating the Coming into Existence of One Who is Dead” in The European Legacy, special issue on “Kierkegaard at Two Hundred,” 18.7.

“Creation and the Critique of Capitalism in Marx, Nancy, and Žižek” in Political Theology, 12.4

"The Secular to Come: Interrogating the Derridean 'Secular'" in Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, 10.1: http://www.jcrt.org/archives/10.1/Cauchi.pdf

“Deconstruction and Creation: An Augustinian Deconstruction of Derrida” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2009) 66.1

“Infinite Spaces: Walter Benjamin and the Spurious Creations of Capitalism” in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 8.3, December 2003

Creative Works

"Horizons of Transcendence." Catalogue essay for Isabel Rocamora exhibition, "Troubled Histories, Ecstatic Solitudes," at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/17476659/Horizons_of_Transcendence_on_Isabel_Rocamoras_film_art_

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1170 9.0  The Modern Age: Shapers and Definers LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA4178 6.0  The Death of God: Atheism and Modernity in the West SEMR  


Mark Cauchi's teaching and research revolve around the following themes and areas: the relationship of the secular and the religious; postsecularism; continental philosophy; the relationship of agency, otherness, and dependency; aesthetics, especially film theory and criticism;

Degrees

PhD, Social and Political Thought, York University

Research Interests:

Continental philosophy; critical theory; secularism and postsecularism; religion, theology, atheism; aesthetic theory and criticism; film-philosophy

All Publications

Books

(ed.) Accursed Films: Postsecular Cinema between The Tree of Life and Melancholia (SUNY Press)

Book Chapters

"The Death of God and the Genesis of Worldhood in von Trier's Melancholia" in Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier, eds. Cauchi and Caruana (SUNY Press, 2017).

"A/Porias of the Skin: Secrets and Secretions of Self and Other" in Silence and the Silenced, eds. Ernesto Virgulti, Leslie Boldt, Corrado Frederico (Peter Lang).

“The Infinite Supplicant: On a Limit and a Prayer” in The Phenomenology of Prayer, eds. Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba, Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series, ed. John Caputo (Fordham University Press)

"Traversing the Infinite Through Augustine and Derrida" in Difference in Philosophy of Religion, ed. Phillip Goodchild (Ashgate Pub., 2003)

Journal Articles

"The Insistence of Religion in Philosophy: An Interview with John D. Caputo" (with John Caruana) Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 20, Number 1, 2016.

"Unconditioned by the Other: Agency and Alterity in Kant and Levinas," in Idealistic Studies.

"Otherwise than Laicite: Toward an Agonistic Secularism in Levinas" in Levinas Studies, vol. 10, 2015.

"Otherness and the Renewal of Freedom in Jarmusch's Down by Law" in Film-Philosophy, 17.1. http://www.film-philosophy.com/index.php/f-p/article/view/363/867

“Happy Birthday to Kierkegaard! The Work of Celebrating the Coming into Existence of One Who is Dead” in The European Legacy, special issue on “Kierkegaard at Two Hundred,” 18.7.

“Creation and the Critique of Capitalism in Marx, Nancy, and Žižek” in Political Theology, 12.4

"The Secular to Come: Interrogating the Derridean 'Secular'" in Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, 10.1: http://www.jcrt.org/archives/10.1/Cauchi.pdf

“Deconstruction and Creation: An Augustinian Deconstruction of Derrida” in International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2009) 66.1

“Infinite Spaces: Walter Benjamin and the Spurious Creations of Capitalism” in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 8.3, December 2003

Creative Works

"Horizons of Transcendence." Catalogue essay for Isabel Rocamora exhibition, "Troubled Histories, Ecstatic Solitudes," at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/17476659/Horizons_of_Transcendence_on_Isabel_Rocamoras_film_art_


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1170 9.0  The Modern Age: Shapers and Definers LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA4178 6.0  The Death of God: Atheism and Modernity in the West SEMR