Daniel Fraser

Daniel Fraser is a writer and researcher from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. He holds a BA (hons) Philosophy from University of Leeds and and MA in Modern European Philosophy from the CRMEP Kingston, University of London. His poems, essays, and fiction have won prizes and been published widely in print and online including: London Magazine, New World WritingLA Review of BooksAeonMuteDublin Review of Books, and Radical Philosophy. His poetry pamphlet 'Lung Iron' is published by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.

A current Humanities Excellence Scholar in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, he is pursuing a doctoral project under the supervision of Dr Gert Hofmann and Dr Mary Noonan (UCC, French) examining the relationship between time and history in European literature after the Holocaust. Specifically, how a philosophical concept of trauma (as a mechanism of temporal “afterwardsness”) can be productive in a critical theory of narrative in post-modernity, focusing on the work of Paul Celan, Marguerite Duras, and Samuel Beckett.

Academic Publications:

  • Fraser, Daniel, 'Workers and Capitalists: Two Different Worlds? Immanence and Antagonism in Marx’s Capital'. The Double Binds of Neoliberalism: Theory and Culture After 1968, ed. Krista Bonello, Rutter Giappone, Guillaume Collett & Iain MacKenzie (London: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming). [Book Chapter]

Principal research interests include: critical theory, European literature and poetry, the failure of language, negative theology, Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy, Marx/Marxist philosophy, and cinema.

Department of German


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