Dr. Kevin Potter, BA MA
Kevin Potter
T: +43-1-4277-42485

News: Read here the statement in protest of the removal of "Palestine in Global Contexts" lecture series at the University of Vienna:
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Consultation hours: By appointment

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, where my research and teaching primarily focus on Marxist theory, migrant literature, anarchist thought, dystopian fiction, and Palestine. My first book, Poetics of the Migrant, was released in 2023 through Edinburgh University Press, and received honorable mention for the 2024 Hugh J. Silverman Prize from the Association for Philosophy and Literature.

My current book project considers theological, ontological, and political anarchisms in 19th Century British Literature. I have scholarly articles published or forthcoming in ARIEL, Poetics Today, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, New Formations, the European Journal of Life Writing, and Incontri; and my public writing has appeared in Jacobin, ROAR Magazine, Monthly Review, The Millions, and Dissident Voice.

I am a huge nerd when it comes to narrative, representation, theory, and poetics, especially as they intervene in bigger questions of power, subjectivity, ideology, and critique. I am happy to meet with students to discuss any of these topics, along with related concerns about literary and cultural studies.

Summer term 2024
127011 KO Critical Readings in Literature - Gaza and the West Bank: Occupied Palestine in Anglophone World Literature
Winter term 2023
123044 PS PS Literary Studies - 20th and 21st Century Working-Class Literatures
Summer term 2023
123044 PS PS Literary Studies - Palestinian Literatures in English

Potter, K. (Accepted/In press). Revolutionary Tendencies: Theories of Working-class Writing. In B. Clarke (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature Routledge.

Potter, K. (2023). Populism as a Floating Signifier. In J. Chacko Chennattuserry, M. Deshpande, & P. Hong (Eds.), Encyclopedia of New Populism and Responses in the 21st Century (pp. 1-5). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9859-0_391-1



Potter, K. (2023). Kropotkin, Peter. In K. Morrison (Ed.), Encyclopedia of London's East End (pp. 125). McFarland.

Mayer, S., Potter, K., & Mieszkowski, S. (Eds.) (2023). Refugee Tales. University of Groningen Press. European Journal of Life Writing Vol. 12 https://ejlw.eu/issue/view/5106




Potter, K. (2021). 'Don't Get Too Comfortable': Regimes of Motility in Shailja Patel's Migritude. In B. Englert, S. Thomsen, & B. Gföllner (Eds.), Cultural Mobilities Between Africa and the Caribbean (pp. 176-188). Routledge.










Kevin Potter

Postdoc

  • Department of English and American Studies
Postal address:
Austria

Employment

Predoc

Department of English and American Studies

Universität Wien

Austria

1 Nov 201727 Feb 2022

Curriculum vitae

2017-2022 Ph.D, English and Anglophone Literatures, University of Vienna

2013-2015 M.A. (Research Master's), Comparative Literary Studies, Utrecht University

2009-2013 B.A. English, University of South Florida

Research interests

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, where my research and teaching primarily focus on Marxist theory, migrant literature, anarchist thought, dystopian fiction, and Palestine. My first book, Poetics of the Migrant, was released in 2023 through Edinburgh University Press, and received honorable mention for the 2024 Hugh J. Silverman Prize from the Association for Philosophy and Literature. 

My current book project considers theological, ontological, and political anarchisms in 19th Century British Literature. I have scholarly articles published or forthcoming in ARIEL, Poetics Today, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, New Formations, the European Journal of Life Writing, and Incontri; and my public writing has appeared in Jacobin, ROAR Magazine, Monthly Review, The Millions, and Dissident Voice

I am a huge nerd when it comes to narrative, representation, theory, and poetics, especially as they intervene in bigger questions of power, subjectivity, ideology, and critique. I am happy to meet with students to discuss any of these topics, along with related concerns about literary and cultural studies.

Read here the statement in protest of the removal of "Palestine in Global Contexts" lecture series at the University of Vienna.

Publications

Review of Chantelle Gray's Anarchism After Deleuze and Guattari (2022)

Potter, K., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Deleuze and Guattari Studies.

Revolutionary Tendencies: Theories of Working-class Writing

Potter, K., 2024, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature. Clarke, B. (ed.). Routledge

Populism as a Floating Signifier

Potter, K., 11 Dec 2023, Encyclopedia of New Populism and Responses in the 21st Century. Chacko Chennattuserry, J., Deshpande, M. & Hong, P. (eds.). Springer Singapore, p. 1-5 5 p.

Poetics of the Migrant: Migrant Literature and the Politics of Motion

Potter, K., Oct 2023, Edingburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 384 p.

Introduction: Life Writing through Refugee Tales

Mayer, S., Potter, K. & Mieszkowski, S., 2023, In: European Journal of Life Writing. 12, p. 1-22 22 p.

Kropotkin, Peter

Potter, K., 2023, Encyclopedia of London's East End. Morrison, K. (ed.). McFarland, p. 125

Refugee Tales

Mayer, S. (ed.), Potter, K. (ed.) & Mieszkowski, S. (ed.), 2023, University of Groningen Press. (European Journal of Life Writing, Vol. 12).

Laying Down Loves Laws: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Micro-Fascisms

Potter, K., Jul 2022, In: Deleuze and Guattari Studies. 16, 3, p. 454-478 25 p.

The Left Should See Our Movement as a Dynamic Ecology

Potter, K., 31 Jan 2022, Jacobin.

Katja Sarkowsky and Mark U. Stein, eds. Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts. Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill Rodopi, 2021. 262 pp.

Heinz, S. & Potter, K., 2022, Anglistik. International Journal of English Studies, 33, 3, p. 150-151 2 p.

'Don't Get Too Comfortable': Regimes of Motility in Shailja Patel's Migritude

Potter, K., Jun 2021, Cultural Mobilities Between Africa and the Caribbean. Englert, B., Thomsen, S. & Gföllner, B. (eds.). Routledge, p. 176-188

'Resist much, obey little': Walt Whitman and the Paris Commune

Potter, K., 26 Mar 2021, ROAR Magazine.

Austria's 'Unsozial' Capitalists in a Time of Crisis

Potter, K., 3 Apr 2020, Monthly Review Online.

Disturbances of the Home/land in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures: Special issue of "Humanities - An Open Access Journal"

Konrad, T. (ed.), Heinz, S. (ed.), Klik, L. (ed.) & Potter, K. (ed.), 2020, Multi-disciplinary digital publishing institute (MDPI). (Humanities; No. 3+4, Vol. 9).

"Poetics, Form, and Marxism's Concern with Style": A Review of Daniel Hartley's The Politics of Style (Brill, 2017)

Potter, K., 1 Dec 2019, In: Poetics Today. 40, 4, p. 721-730 7 p.

Centrifugal Force and the Mouth of a Shark: Toward a Movement-Oriented Poetics

Potter, K., Oct 2019, In: ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. 50, 4, p. 51-78 28 p.

Review of Sneharika Roy's The Postcolonial Epic

Potter, K., Oct 2019, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 50, 4, p. 141-144 4 p.

Reading Vonnegut to Cope with Death

Potter, K., 15 Oct 2018, The Millions.

Prosperity as a Crypt to Crisis

Potter, K., 2017, In: Dissident Voice.

Expansion/Expulsion: Review of Thomas Nail's The Figure of the Migrant

Potter, K., 2016, In: New Formations. 89

Utopian Registers of the New Italian Epic: Wu Ming and the Socially-Symbolic Act

Potter, K., Jul 2015, In: Incontri. Rivista Europa di Studi Italiani. 30, 1, p. 76-84 9 p.

Anglophone Palestinian Literature as World Literature

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

28 May 2024

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Narratives of a Global Eco-Catastrophe: The Palestinian Monad in the Fiction of Susan Abulhawa

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

17 Mar 2024

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Moving Solidarities: The Value-Form and the Intensity of Migrant Poetics

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

15 Jan 2024

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public



Publishing your dissertation

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

19 Oct 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Kinopoetics: Migrant Literature in a Politics of Motion

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

12 Jan 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Conclusion

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

6 Oct 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A Poetics of Migrant Intensities

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

26 Jun 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Moving Disruptions: Mohsin Hamid's Exit West and the (Re-)Distribution of the Sensible

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

19 Mar 202022 Mar 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Laying Down Love Laws: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and Micro-Fascisms

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

20 Feb 202022 Feb 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Experimental Migrancies

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

13 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Regimes of Motility in Shailja Patel's Migritude

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

2 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Introductory chapter of dissertation project

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Centrifugal Force and the Mouth of a Shark: Toward a Movement-Oriented Poetics

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

6 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Intervening Pedagogy of Liberal Arts Education

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

18 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


An Ethics of Belonging: Recognition, Representation, and Migrant Literature

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

24 Jun 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Michael K.'s Nomad Existence: Errantry in South African Space

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

5 Jun 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Glissant's Opacity: Relation, Singularity, and the Chaos-Monde

Kevin Potter (Speaker)

29 Mar 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 (Campus)
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-42485

kevinp65@univie.ac.at