Prof Tina Chanter

Position: Head Of School
School: Humanities
Extension: 62283
Location: Room Pr Hh2006, Penrhyn Road


My research currently focuses on questions of aesthetics and politics. Recent publications have interrogated the philosophical, psychoanalytic and literary reception of Sophocles’ tragic heroine Antigone, an analysis of abjection in contemporary, independent film, and the need to reflect on how to theorise gender in a manner that explores its intrinsic and complex relationship to other categories such as race, class and sexuality. My work is informed by figures such as Levinas, Derrida, Irigaray, Kristeva, and Rancière. While it draws on these philosophical figures, and retains a disciplinary basis in philosophy, my work has become increasingly interdisciplinary.

Educational and professional qualifications

1987 PhD , SUNY StonyBrook
1981 BA Hons , Essex University

Professional experience (post-1990)

Previous Professor/Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis
Previous Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
Previous Lecturer, Thames Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich)
Previous Lecturer, Essex University
2000-2012 Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago


In my current position I am not teaching for this year, although I will probably contribute to teaching in the future, in such areas as philosophy, gender, and film.

Research supervision

I have supervised many PhD students in the past.

Research areas

Professional activity

I have served as a referee for many journals and presses, and am a member of a number of editorial boards.

Research outputs

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Number of items: 8.


Chanter, Tina and Kirkland, Sean D., eds. (2014) The returns of Antigone: interdisciplinary essays. New York, U.S. : State University of New York Press. 333p. (SUNY series in Gender Theory) ISBN 9781438452937

Chanter, Tina (2011) Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery. Albany, U.S. : State University of New York Press. 275p. ISBN 9781438437552

Chanter, Tina (2008) The picture of abjection: film, fetish and the nature of difference. Bloomington, U.S. : Indiana University Press. 377p. ISBN 9780253349170

Book Section

Chanter, Tina (2015) Exhuming the remains of Antigone's tragedy. In: Welchman, Alistair, (ed.) Politics of religion/religions of politics. New York, U.S. : Springer. pp. 143-170. (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures, no. 8) ISBN 9789401794473

Chanter, Tina (2014) Antigone as the white fetish of Hegel and the seductress of Derrida. In: Direk, Zeyneb and Lawlor, Leonard, (eds.) A companion to Derrida. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley. pp. 378-390. (Blackwell companions to philosophy) ISBN 9781444332841

Chanter, Tina (2013) Heidegger and Gender: An Uncanny Retrieval of Hegel's Antigone. In: Raffoul, Francois and Nelson, Eric, (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 441-450. (Bloomsbury Companions) ISBN 9781441199850

Chanter, Tina (2011) Antigone's Exemplarity: Irigaray, Hegel, and Excluded Grounds as Constitutive of Feminist Theory. In: Rawlinson, Mary C. , Hom, Sabrina L. and Khader, Serene J., (eds.) Thinking with Irigaray. Albany, U.S. : State University of New York Press. pp. 265-292. ISBN 9781438439174

Chanter, Tina (2010) Antigone's political legacies: abjection in defiance of mourning. In: Wilmer, S. E. and Zukauskaite, Audrone, (eds.) Interrogating Antigone in postmodern philosophy and criticism. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 19-47. (Classical Presences) ISBN 9780199559213

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