Roland Vegso
Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor Department of English


Vegso CV

Dr. Roland Végső, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English, studies the interactions between continental philosophy and various forms of cultural production (with special emphasis on literature and cinema). He is the author of one book and over twenty articles. He is the editor and co-editor of two special issues (one on translation theory and another on psychoanalysis and war), and he is the co-editor of the Provocations book series published by the University of Nebraska Press. He also has a special interest in the theory and practice of translation. He is the translator of two books of philosophy and numerous articles. He recently completed a book manuscript on the concept of "worldlessness" in post-Heideggerian continental philosophy.

Representative Publications

Végső, Roland. (2018). "Current Trends in Philosophy and Translation." The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Philosophy. Ed. Piers Rawling and Philip Wilson. New York: Routledge.

Végső, Roland (2018). "Towards an Aesthetics of Worldlessness: Béla Tarr and the Berlin School." In The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts. Ed. Marco Abel and Jaimey Fischer. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Peter Szendy. (2017). All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage. Translated by Roland Végső. New York: Fordham University Press.

Végső, Roland. (2015). "Perpetual Final Judgment: Giorgio Agamben and the Destruction of Judgment." Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 20.1: 255-280.

Végső, Roland. (2013). The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture. New York: Fordham University Press.



• ENGL 971: Seminar in Theory (topics have included: "Neo-Liberalism and its Discontents"; "The Ecology of Things"; "The Philosophy of Terror")
• ENGL 871: Literary Criticism and Theory


• ENGL 471: Advanced Theory (topics have included "Theories of (Post-)Modernity" and "Revolution and Terror");
• ENGL 405E: Modern Fiction
• ENGL 270: Literary and Critical Theory