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Rodolphe Gasché (born 1938, Luxembourg) holds the Eugenio Donato Chair of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.[1]



Gasché obtained his doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin, where he has also taught. Before going to Buffalo he taught at Johns Hopkins University.[1]


Early in his career, Gasché translated Derrida's major essays into German. After moving from Paris to Baltimore to take up a post with Johns Hopkins University, Gasché was among a group of young intellectuals who authored pathbreaking articles in the journal "Glyph". The Tain of the Mirror (Cambridge, MA: 1986) located the thought of Jacques Derrida within the philosophical tradition (particularly of phenomenology).


  • Geophilosophy: On Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s What Is Philosophy?, Evanston, IL.: Northwestern University Press, 2014, pp. 141.
  • Georges Bataille: Phenomenology and Phantasmatology (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • Imada Nai Sekai Wo Motomete: Heidegger, Derrida, Löwith, trans. Hiroki Yoshikuni, Tokyo: Getsuyosha Limited, 2012
  • The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation (Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011).
  • Europe, Or The Infinite Task (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008).
  • Views and Interviews: On "Deconstruction" in America (Aurora, Colorado: The Davies Group Publishers, 2007).
  • The Honor of Thinking: Critique, Theory, Philosophy (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006).
  • The Idea of Form: Rethinking Kant's Aesthetics (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003).
  • Of Minimal Things: Studies on the Notion of Relation (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).
  • The Wild Card of Reading: On Paul de Man (Cambridge, Massachusetts, & London: Harvard University Press, 1998).
  • Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida (Cambridge, Massachusetts, & London: Harvard University Press, 1994).
  • The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (Cambridge, Massachusetts, & London: Harvard University Press, 1986).
  • System und Metaphorik in der Philosophie von Georges Bataille (Bern: Lang, 1978).
  • Die hybride Wissenschaft (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1973).

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  1. ^ a b "Rodolphe Gasché". University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.