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Dylan Trigg

PhD (Sussex)
Marie Curie International Outgoing Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy
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Location: From 2014-2016: Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, USA

Dylan Trigg is a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow working on a project entitled Toward a Phenomenology of the Anxious Body. His Marie Curie proposal ranked as the second highest in Europe in the year 2013, earning an overall score of 99.1%. (More here)

Dr. Trigg has previously held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCD, a CNRS postdoctoral position at Les Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure, and a CNRS/Volkswagen Stiftung postdoctoral position at The Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée, Paris. He received his PhD from the University of Sussex with a thesis on the materiality of memory.

His research includes: phenomenology (especially Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Bachelard, Husserl, and Heidegger); the phenomenology of place (especially spatial phobias, memory and materiality, and the aesthetics of space); psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan); and various aspects of bodily existence (intersubjectivity, identity, and affectivity).

He is the author of the following books:

Topophobia (Forthcoming - London: Bloomsbury)

The Thing: a Phenomenology of Horror (Winchester: Zero Books, 2014)

The Memory of Place: a Phenomenology of the Uncanny (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012) 

The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia and the Absence of Reason (New York: Peter Lang, 2006)

With Dorothée Legrand, he is the editor of:

Unconsciousness Between Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis (Contributions to Phenomenology) (Forthcoming: New York/Heidelberg: Springer)

Recent invited lectures include:

“Methodical Precedence of Intertwining: Workshop with Dylan Trigg,” Institute of Philosophy, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, August 2014.

“Memory, Materiality, and Hauntings in The Shining,” Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Culture, Radboud University Nijmegen [Keynote lecture], June 2014.

“Alien Earth: Phenomenology and the Origins of Life,” DePaul University, Department of Philosophy, December 2013.

“The Place of the Ghost: a Phenomenology of the Genius Loci,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 2013.

“I cannot know my own birth and death”: on the Phenomenology of Embodiment and Time,” Séminaire Le Plateau à l’œuvre, University of Grenoble 3, November 2013.

“Heidegger and the Role of the Home in the Phenomenology of Agoraphobia,” Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, April 2013.