Irving Goh

Irving Goh


Irving Goh is the author of The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject (Fordham University Press, 2014), which won the MLA 23rd Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies in 2015, and L’existence prépositionnelle (Galilée, 2019). He is currently completing his third monograph, Touching Literature, or the Experience of the Limit, which has been contracted with Cornell University Press. The Deconstruction of Sex, cowritten with Jean-Luc Nancy (with an Afterword by Claire Colebrook), is forthcoming with Duke University Press. He also edited the volume French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK (Routledge, 2019), coedited with Timothy Murray two volumes of a diacriticsspecial issue on “The Prepositional Senses of Jean-Luc Nancy,” and coedited with Verena Andermatt Conley the collection of essays Nancy Now (Polity, 2014). He is currently President’s Assistant Professor of Literature at the National University of Singapore and has previously served as Franke Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University (2018) and as a Royal Society and British Academy Newton International Fellow (2015-17) in the Department of French at the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.