Dr. Rick Elmore


  • The New Derrida, Co-authored with Peter Gratton, London: Bloomsbury (Under Contract).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

  • “'I made a mistake. He wadn’t for sale': Resistance to Evil and the Positive Ethics of McCarthy’s The Orchard Keeper.” Co-authored Jonathan Elmore. Mississippi Quarterly (Forthcoming)
  • “'He wondered why a road should come to such a place': Community and Posthumanism in Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark” Co-authored Jonathan Elmore. The Cormac McCarthy Journal 17: 2 (2019): 116-133.
  • “You reckon there are just some places the good lord didn’t intend folks to live in?': The Absence of Community in McCarthy’s Child of God” Co-authored Jon Elmore. Cormac McCarthy Journal 17: 2 (2019): 134-147.
  • "'You can stay here with your papa and die or you can go with me': The Ethical Imperative of The Road," Co-authored with Jonathan Elmore, The Cormac McCarthy Journal (Fall 2018), pp. 133-48.
  • "Identity, Exchange, and Violence: The Importance of Marxism for Reconciling Adorno's Metaphysics and Politics" Symposium (Spring 2018), pp. 210-27.
  • “The Hybrid Turn: What the Figure of the Vampire Hunter Tells Us about the Humanities in the 21st Century,” Co-authored with Jonathan Elmore, Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers, (January 25, 2017).
  • "Human Become Coin: Neoliberalism, Anthropology, and Human Possibilities in No Country for Old Men," Co-authored with Jonathan Elmore. The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2016), pp. 168-85.
  • “Revisiting Violence and Life in the Early Work of Jacques Derrida.” Symploke 20, no. 1-2 (2012): 35-52. 
  • “Simulation and Symbolic Exchange: Jean Baudrillard’s Augmentation of Marx’s Theory of Value.” Co-authored with Andrew Koch. Politics & Policy 34, no. 3 (2006): 556-75.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • “Impossible Friends: Arendt and Critical Theory.” The Bloombury Companion to Hannah Arendt. Bloomsbury (forthcoming).
  • "The Secret Fate of All Pessimism?: Time, Determinism, and Eternal Recurrence in True Detective Season One" in True Detective: Critical Essays on the HBO Series. Edited by Michael Samuel and Scott Stoddart. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2018), pp. 85-101.
  • "Biopolitics," Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. Edited by Lynn Turner, Undine Sellbach, and Ron Broglio. Edinburgh University Press (2018), pp. 80-93.
  • "Loving Rust's Pessimism: Rationalism and Emotion in True Detective Season One", Philosophy and True Detective. Edited by Tom Sparrow. New York: Routledge (2017, 31-41).
  • "Pessimism, or the Importance of Indifference, Time, and Violence in Realist Ontologies" in Marie Eve Morin, ed., Continental Realism and its Discontents, Edinburgh UP (2017), pp. 100-16.
  • “Ecological Experience: Aesthetics, Life, and the Shudder in Adorno’s Critical Theory” in The Aesthetic Ground of Critical Theory, edited by Nathan Ross, Rowman and Littlefield (2015), pp. 145-57.
  • “The bindings are there as a safeguard: Sovereignty and Political Decisions in BioShock Infinite," in BioShock and Philosophy. Edited by Luke Cuddy. Routledge (2015), pp. 97-106.

Dictionary Entries and Commentaries

  • “Troubling Lines: The Process of Addressing in Derrida’s The Post Card.” Going Postcard. Brooklyn: Punctum Books. (2017, 59-63).
  • “Katerina Kolozova’s Towards a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Introduction” Syndicate Philsoophy, Decmeber 16, 2016. “https://syndicate.network/symposia/philosophy/toward-a-radical-metaphysics-of-socialism/
  • “Object Oriented Ontology,” “Speculative Realism,” “OOO Critiques of Meillassoux,” and “Graham Harman,” Meillassoux Dictionary. Edited by Peter Gratton and Paul Ennis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2014). 
  • “Différance,” “Jacques Derrida,” “Deconstruction,”and “Post-Structuralism,” Jean-Luc Nancy Dictionary. Edited by Marie-Eve Morin and Peter Gratton. Edinburgh University Press (2015).

Book Reviews

  • Review of David Wood, Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human,” in Environmental Values (forthcoming).
  • Review of Sina Kramer’s Excluded Within, in PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism (forthcoming)
  • Review of Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes and David Wood (eds), Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy, in Environmental Values, 28: 3 (2019): 391-393.
  • Review of Peter Gordon’s Adorno and ExistenceAdorno Studies, 1: 2 (July 2018): 1-6.
  • "A Compelling Ontology of Wildness for Conservation Ecology." A review of Jamie Lorimer, Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature." Postmodern Culture 26: 2, 2016.
  • Review of Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects. By Peter Gratton. Symposium. http://www.c-scp.org/en/2015/06/12/peter-gratton-speculative-realism.html, June 12, 2015.
  • Review of Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality. By Christopher Peterson. Oxford Literary Review 37: 1 (July 2015): 153-157.
  • Review of Derrida and The Inheritance of Democracy. By Samir Haddad.  International Philosophical Quarterly 55: 1 (March 2015): 130-132.
  • Review of Derrida and Our Animal Others: Derrida’s Final Seminar, ‘The Beast and The Sovereign’. By David Ferrell Krell. Derrida Today 7: 2 (November 2014): 225-230.


Online Academic Writings