English & Humanities

Travis Holloway

Assistant Professor 10 Months Email Knapp Hall, Room 43

Travis Holloway, M.F.A., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, a translator, and a poet and former Goldwater Fellow in Creative Writing at NYU. He is the author of How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene (Stanford, 2022); co-translator of three books and several articles by the French political philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, including The Possibility of a World (Fordham, 2017), What's These Worlds Coming To? (Fordham, 2014), and Corpus III (Fordham 2023); and co-author of Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America (OR Books, 2011). He is currently working on a second monograph on democratic procedures and posthuman assembly called How to Assemble with All of the Living, and editing an issue of Philosophy Today on philosophy and climate change. 

Dr. Holloway grew up queer and working class in a rural factory town affected by free trade and globalization. He completed his graduate studies on a Fulbright scholarship at the Universität Freiburg in Germany and as a visiting researcher at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. Before joining the faculty at Farmingdale in 2017, he taught at Vassar College, NYU, the Pratt Institute, and SUNY Stony Brook. His primary interests include environmental philosophy, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, queer theory, and contemporary Continental philosophy. Holloway's recent work has been published in Italy, Turkey, the UK, Columbia, Canada, the Czech Republic, and the U.S. Some recent publications include: "The Meaning of Climate Change: Dipesh Chakrabarty with Travis Holloway" (Philosophy Today, Forthcoming 2022); "Weather" (The Philosopher, Special Issue on the Planet, 2022); "Philosophy at the End of the World: For a Counterhistory of Human Beings in the Anthropocene" (The Philosopher, 2020); "A Strategy for a Democratic Future" (Tropos, 2019); “Neoliberalism and the Future of Democracy" (Philosophy Today, 2018); and “How to Perform a Democracy” (Epoché, 2017). 

Separately, Holloway completed an MFA in creative writing (poetry) at NYU, where he studied with the poets Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, John Ashbery, Charles Simic, and Marie Howe. His unpublished poetry manuscript, It Was Up to Us, was a finalist for two national poetry awards. Holloway has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD, the Andrew Mellon foundation, and the Max Kade Institute.

 

Education

  • MA, Philosophy, Boston College, 2007
  • MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), New York University, 2013
  • PhD, Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2014
  • Chercheur invité, L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS); Université Paris-IV, 2009
  • Fulbright Scholar, Philosophy, Classics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2011

Publications

  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Jeff Fort, Agnès Jacob, Robert St. Clair, Marie-Eve Morin and Travis Holloway, Corpus III: Cruor and Other Writings, translated by Jeff Fort, Agnès Jacob, Robert St. Clair, Marie-Eve Morin and Travis Holloway, New York: Fordham University Press (2023).
  • Travis Holloway, How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press (2022).
  • Travis Holloway, "Weather", The Philosopher, 110(1) 2022, 62-66.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, “Freedom Comes from the Outside," translated by Travis Holloway and Marie-Eve Morin, Philosophy Today, 66(1) 2022, 1-11.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, "At Any Rate," translated by Travis Holloway and Marie-Eve Morin, Philosophy Today, 66(1) 2022, 13-18.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, "Nichts jenseits des Nihilismus," translated by Travis Holloway and Marie-Eve Morin, Philosophy Today, 66(1) 2022, 19-24.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, "Scandalous Death," translated by Travis Holloway and Marie-Eve Morin, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 27(1) 2022, 8-13.
  • Travis Holloway, "A Genealogy for the End of the World: For a Counterhistory of Human Beings in the Anthropocene", The Philosopher, 108(2) 2020, 26-31.
  • Travis Holloway, "A Strategy for a Democratic Future: Constituent or Destituent Power?", Tropos, (1) 2019, 55-64.
  • Travis Holloway, "Neoliberalism and the Future of Democracy", Philosophy Today, 62(2) 2018, 627-650.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, The Possibility of a World, translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, New York: Fordham University Press (2017).
  • Travis Holloway, "How to Perform a Democracy: A Genealogy of Bare Voices", Epoche: a journal for the history of philosophy, 21(2) 2017, 351-370.
  • Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, "Translators' Introduction" in What's These World's Coming To?, New York: Fordham University Press (2015), pp. xvii-xxi.
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Aurélien Barrau, Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, What's These Worlds Coming To?, translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, New York: Fordham University Press (2015).
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, "Of Struction," translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, 17 2013, 1-10.
  • Travis Holloway, Review of De la démocratie participative: Fondements et limites, by Marc Crépon and Bernard Stiegler, Symposium, 61(1) 2012, 272-276.
  • Writers for the 99%, Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America, New York: OR Books (2011).
  • Travis Holloway and Dipesh Chakrabarty, "The Meaning of Climate Change: An Interview with Dipesh Chakrabarty", Philosophy Today, 2023.

Presentations

  • Travis Holloway, “Invited Book Panel (How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene).” Invited Lecture to be presented to International Association of Environmental Philosophy's 'Recent and Forthcoming' Series, Virtual on February 17, 2023.
  • Travis Holloway, “Invited Book Launch (How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene).” Invited Lecture to be presented to Humanities at the Crossroads: Reconfiguring (Post)human Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics, Centre for Research in Posthumanities, Bankura University (India) on February 11, 2023.
  • Travis Holloway, “Invited Book Panel (How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene).” Invited Lecture presented to Radical Philosophy Association, University of North Florida on November 18, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Climate Change and Storytelling.” Panel presented at the Oreades Press Panel on Climate Change, Printed Matter, Inc., New York City on October 27, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Democracy at the End of the World.” Paper presented to the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX on October 14, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Art in the Anthropocene.” Invited Lecture presented to Speculating the Environment, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY on October 6, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “The Human and the Inhuman: Kathryn Yusoff and Sylvia Wynter’s Counterhistory of Human Beings for the Anthropocene.” Paper presented to the Entangled Ecologies: The Climate of Justice/PhiloSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, George Mason University on June 3, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Employing the Art of Compression: How to Write Between Poetry and Philosophy.” Workshop conducted at the Image-Text and Experimental Writing Workshop (Satellite Meeting at PhiloSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism), George Mason University on June 2, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, Invited Book Interview (How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene), May 17, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Renaissance Cosmologies, Colonization, and Climate Change.” Plenary address at the Pico della Mirandola—Humanism, Post-Humanism, Trans-Humanism: Lessons for the Contemporary World, Theorizing Italy, New York Humanities Corridor, and Mellon Foundation (via Zoom) on May 6, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Strange Weather: Art and Politics in the New Climatic Regime.” Invited Lecture presented to Social Sciences and Cultural Studies Department, Pratt Institute on March 2, 2022.
  • Travis Holloway, “Machiavelli Then and Now.” Panel presented at the Machiavelli: Power, Princes, People, Populism. Lessons for the Contemporary World, on October 15, 2021.
  • Travis Holloway, “Notes from the Last Decade on the Future of Democracy, or Hardt and Negri's Assembly.” Invited Lecture presented to Society for Italian Philosophy at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada on September 23, 2021.
  • Travis Holloway, “The Meaning of Climate Change: Dipesh Chakrabarty with Travis Holloway.” Panel presented at the The Philosopher (UK Academic Journal) Spring Lecture Series, London, UK on May 3, 2021.
  • Travis Holloway, "Scaffolding Writing Assignments to Prevent Plagiarism" for Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Fall Faculty Seminar, Workshop presented to the Farmingdale State College, on November 19, 2020.
  • Travis Holloway, ““The Art of Democracy: What is the Role of Art in Shaping Democracy?".” Plenary address at the Resetting Democracy Conference, Externado University of Columbia (Bogotá, Columbia via Zoom) on November 12, 2020.
  • Travis Holloway, In Dialogue: Students from Columbia (Universidad Externado de Colombia) and the United States (Farmingdale State College) Meet to Discuss Political Issues Together, Seminar presented to the Google Meet (Bogota, Columbia and Farmingdale, New York), on October 30, 2020.
  • Travis Holloway, “"What is Democracy?".” Invited Lecture presented to the Department of Government, Law, and Finance at the Externado University of Columbia (Bogotá), Externado University of Columbia (Bogotá) via Zoom on September 18, 2020.
  • Travis Holloway, “Seven Procedures for a Democratic Future.” Paper presented to the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA on November 1, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, "Critical Phenomenology: Rethinking Politics, Affect, and Normativity", Seminar presented to the The Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy, on July 22, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, “Democracy at the End of the World.” Paper presented to the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, France) on July 18, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, “Contemporary Debates on Democracy in French Philosophy.” Paper presented to the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, France) on July 2, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique, Paper presented to the L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France, on July 1, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, “Destituent Power: What it Can and Cannot Do.” Paper presented to the Society for Italian Philosophy, Stony Brook University, New York on March 29, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, “The Nature of Art Today: On the Transition of Art, Philosophy, and Literature to the 'Anthropocene'.” Paper presented to the American Philosophical Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Sheraton Times Square, New York, NY on January 9, 2019.
  • Travis Holloway, “Translating Contemporary European Philosophy.” Poster presented at the "Celebration of Scholarship", Farmingdale State College on October 30, 2018.
  • Travis Holloway, Neoliberalism and the Future of Democracy, Invited Lecture presented to the Eleanor Fapohunda Colloquium Series, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, on April 3, 2018.
  • Travis Holloway, “Neoliberalism and the Future of Democracy.” Paper presented to the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS) at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN on October 19, 2017.
  • Travis Holloway, "How to Perform a Democracy", Paper presented to the Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, on September 20, 2017.
  • Travis Holloway, "Emotion in Plato's Laws", Seminar presented to the Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, on September 20, 2017.
  • Travis Holloway, “"Philosophy, the U.S. Election, and the Future of Citizenship".” Paper presented to the Public Lecture, Vassar College on October 30, 2016.
  • Travis Holloway, “"How to Perform a Democracy" (Recipient of Emerging Scholar Award).” Paper presented to the Ancient Philosophy Society, Portland, ME on March 30, 2016.
  • Travis Holloway, “Biodeconstruction and Performativity in Derrida's 'The Theater of Cruelty'.” Paper presented to the American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University on March 16, 2016.

Awards & Honors

  • Fulbright Study Grant (Dissertation Fellowship to Germany), July 30, 2010 - July 30, 2011.
  • Ancient Philosophy Society Emerging Scholar Award, 2016.
  • Goldwater Fellowship in Creative Writing (NYU), July 30, 2011 - July 30, 2013.
  • Andrew Mellon Grant, July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2016.
  • DAAD Study Grant (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), 2008.
  • Presidential Fellowship, Graduate Council Fellowship (Stony Brook University), September 1, 2007 - December 15, 2014.
  • Max Kade Fellowship for Study in Germany, October 15, 2010 - October 15, 2011.
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences School Award (Boston College), 2007.
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