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Peter Hitchcock
Position: Professor, Baruch College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 212-817-8351
Room Number: 6107
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The City University of New York.
Research Interests: Literary theory, cultural theory, Marxism, Bakhtin, and working-class fiction; world literature; postcolonialism; film studies; associate director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.
Specialization: Cultural Studies|Eco-criticism|Film and Literature|Literature after 1945|Modernism|Philosophy and Literature|Poetics and Aesthetic Theory|Postcolonial, Transnational, and Global Literature and Theory|Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature


Biotheory: Life and Death Under Capitalism.  Edited and Introduced with Jeffery Di Leo.   New York: Routledge, 2020
The Debt Age.   Edited and Introduced with Jeffery Di Leo and Sophia McClennen.  New York: Routledge, 2018

Labor in Culture, or,  Worker of the World(s). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

The New Public Intellectual. Edited and Introduced with Jeffery Di Leo.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

The Long Space: Transnationalism and Postcolonial Form.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2010
Imaginary States: Studies in Cultural Transnationalism.  Champaign/Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003
Oscillate Wildly: Space, Body, and Spirit of Millennial Materialism.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999
Dialogics of the Oppressed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Working-Class Fiction in Theory and Practice: A Reading of Alan Sillitoe. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989.
Journal (edited):

“Is there a Place for the Commons?”  Special Issue, Co-edited with an Introduction.  minnesota review 93 (2019)

“Bakhtin/’Bakhtin’: Studies in the Archive and Beyond.”  Edited with an Introduction. South Atlantic Quarterly Vol.97: No.3/4 (Summer/Fall 1998)
“Marx or Spinoza.” Special issue, Co-edited with an Introduction Mediations: The Journal of the Marxist Literary Group  25.2, Winter(2011).
Published (selected)

“Cyborg Affect and the Power of the Posthuman in the Ghost in the Shell Franchise” in Christopher Breu and Elizabeth A. Hatmaker, eds., Noir Affect.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2020.

“Afterword: Carpelan Voicing” in Brian Kennedy, ed., Voicing Bo Carpelan.  Jyväsklyä: Nykykultuuri, 2020.

“Biometrics and Revolution” in Jeffery Di Leo and Peter Hitchcock, eds., Biotheory: Life and Death under Capitalism.  London: Routledge, 2020

“A World in ‘Small Hands’?  Globalization as Risk and Rights” in Alexandra S. Moore and Samantha Pinto, eds, Writing Beyond the State.  London:  Palgrave, 2020 

“Discipline” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2015–. doi: April, 2020

“Crisis Theory after Crisis” in Jeffrey Di Leo (Ed.) What’s Wrong with Anti-Theory? London: Bloomsbury, 2020

“Commonists Like Us” minnesota review, 93 (2019) 

“Capital Theory and the Real World” Symplokē 27: 1-2, 2019                              
“Novelization in Decolonization, or, Postcolonialism Reconsidered” in Simon Ferdinand, Irene Villaescusa-Illan, and Esther Peeren, eds. Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imaginations of Globalization.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“History and Class Struggle” in Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman, eds.  The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx.  London: Bloomsbury, 2019.

“Resistance is Futile: The Cultural Politics of Transformation in the Digital Age.” The Comparatist 42(2018).

"Kant at the Federal Reserve: On the Aesthetics of Quantitative Easing” in The Debt Age.  Jeffery Di Leo, Peter Hitchcock and Sophia McClennen (Eds.)  New York: Routledge, 2018.

“'Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink':  Accumulation and the Power over Hydro." in Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, Eds., Materialism and the Critique of Energy. Chicago: CM’ Publishing, 2018.

“The Speed of Place and the Space of Time: Toward a Theory of Postcolonial Velo/city” in Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, Eds., The Post-Colonial Contemporary. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018.
“Worlds of Americana” in Jeffrey di Leo, Ed.  American Literature as World Literature. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.

“Petrograd/Leningrad – Havana – Beijing 1917–1991; or, Marxist Theory and Socialist Practice” in Imre Szeman, Sarah Blacker, and Justin Sully, Eds., A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

“Counter-Fitting” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 4:2 (April, 2017).

“Dams” in Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds., Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.

“The Worker Subjects” Cultural Critique 96, (Spring), 2017
“The Leninist Hypothesis” Poetics Today 37:2 (June 2016)

“Novelization and Serialization: Or, Forms of Time Otherwise / Romancização ou serialização: ou diferentes formas de tempo” Bakhtiniana. Revista de Estudos do Discurso 11:1 (2016) (In English and Portuguese)
“Immediation” in Jeffrey Di Leo and Peter Hitchcock, eds., The New Public Intellectual, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016

“Velocity and Viscosity” in Hannah Chadeayne Appel and Arthur Mason, eds., Subterranean Estates, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015
“Immolation” in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights, Sophia McClennen and Alexandra Moore, eds., New York: Routledge, 2015
“Culture and Anarchy in Thatcher’s London: Hanif Kureishi’s Sammy and Rosie Get Laid” in Susan Alice Fischer, ed., Hanif Kureishi: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
“Accumulating Fictions” Representations 126 (Spring 2014)
“How to Read a Discipline” Comparative Literature 66:1 (Winter 2014)
“(    ) of Ghosts” in The Spectralities Reader, Maria del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, eds., London: Bloomsbury, 2013.  Edited and reprinted from Peter Hitchcock, Oscillate Wildly.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
“The Space of Time: Chronotopes and Crisis” Primerjalna Knjizevnost (Ljubljana) 36:2, (2013)
“The Function of Agon at the Present Time” The Comparatist 37 (May 2013)
“Defining the World” in Literary Materialisms Mathias Nilges and Emilio Sauri, (eds.) New York: Palgrave, 2013.
“Revolutionary Violence: A Critique” Symplokē 20: 1-2, (2012)
“Everything’s Gone Green: The Environment of BP’s Narrative” Imaginations 3:2 (2012)
“The Ethics of World Literature” in The Routledge Companion to World Literature,Theo D’haen, David Damrosch and Djelal Kadir (eds.) New York: Routledge, 2012.
“Commonism”  Mediations 25: 1 (2011).
"Bakhtin, Mikhail." The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Peter Melville Logan, (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Blackwell Reference Online. <>
“Genre Theory.” The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Peter Melville Logan, (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Blackwell Reference Online. <>
“Oil in an American Imaginary” New Formations 69 (2010).
The World, The Literary, and the Political” in Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections, Petra Rethmann, Imre Szeman and William D. Coleman, editors. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
“Uncanny Marxism; or, Do Androids Dream of  Electric Lenin” in Maria Del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, eds., Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Popular Culture.  London: Continuum, 2010.
“Women, Men, and Exotopy: On the Politics of Scale In Nuruddin Farah’s Maps in Helen Nabasuta Mugambi and Tuzyline Jita Allan, eds. Masculinities in African Literary and Cultural Contexts.  Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2010.
“Chronotope of the Shoe (Two)” Edited and Reprinted from Hitchcock, Imaginary States (2003) In Ben Highmore, Ed. The Design Culture Reader London: Routledge, 2009.
“Taiwan Fever?  Tsai Ming-liang and the Everyday Postnation” in Gina Marchetti and T.S.K.Tan, eds., Chinese Connections.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.
“The Failed State and the State of Failure” Mediations 23:2 (Fall, 2008).
“I Can’t See, Vertov” in Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, eds. Vertov from A to Z New York: Ediciones Calavera, 2007.
“Postcolonial Failure and the Politics of Nation” South Atlantic Quarterly 106:4 (Fall, 2007)