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

Consultation hours: By appointment

Winter term 2021
127011 KO Critical Readings in Literature - Dystopian Fiction and the Critique of Capitalism
Summer term 2021
127011 KO Critical Readings in Literature - The Anti-War Novel

Potter, K. (Accepted/In press). Kropotkin, Peter. In K. Morrison, & M. Burz-Labrande (Eds.), London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia McFarland.


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

  • Department of English and American Studies
Postal address:
Austria

Employment

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. In 2022, I completed my Ph.D, where I explored the intersection between migrant literature, poetics, and the philosophy of movement, culminating in what I called a "kinopoetics". My current book project considers theological, ontological, and political anarchisms in 19th Century British Literature. I am also an associated member of the “Mobile Cultures and Societies” research platform. I have scholarly articles published or forthcoming in ARIEL, Poetics Today, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, New Formations, 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.

Publications

The Left Should See Our Movement as a Dynamic Ecology

Potter, K., 31 Jan 2022, Jacobin.

Kropotkin, Peter

Potter, K., 2022, (Accepted/In press) London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia. Morrison, K. & Burz-Labrande, M. (eds.). McFarland

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

Potter, K., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Deleuze and Guattari Studies. 16, 3

'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 - An Open Access Journal; 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.

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
1090 Wien
Room: 3G-O2-23

T: +43-1-4277-42485

kevinp65@univie.ac.at