Diane S. Rubenstein, Cornell University

Professor Ithaca, New York dsr27@cornell.edu

Bio/Research

Professor Rubenstein’s research and teaching addresses the critical interaction between continental theory (primarily French, German, and Italian) and contemporary manifestations of ideology in Franco-American political culture. She is the author of a book on French fascist intellectuals in Frenc...

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Bio/Research

Professor Rubenstein’s research and teaching addresses the critical interaction between continental theory (primarily French, German, and Italian) and contemporary manifestations of ideology in Franco-American political culture. She is the author of a book on French fascist intellectuals in French elites educational institutions [What’s Left? The Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Right, 1990]. Her research focus is political rhetoric and she has investigated the media disclosure of the covert operation in France (Rainbow Warrior -- Greenpeace) and American (Iran--Contra), which have been published in anthologies. Her essays on Lacan, Baudrillard, and Foucault have appeared in Political Theory, theory and event, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Modern Fiction Studies, UMBR(a), Journal of Politics, Journal of European Studies, new centennial review. Her most recent book, on the postmodern American presidency and French theory, is: This is not a President: Sense, Nonsense, and the American Political Imaginary.

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