Kordela's interdisciplinary approach to German and cultural studies is based on her expertise in intellectual history, philosophy, critical theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, economic and political theory, theories of ideology, film analysis and visual theory and literature and literary theory. One distinguishing aspect of both her research and teaching is her focus on the relation between economic structures and metaphysics in secular capitalist modernity. EDUCATION: B.A., University of Athens, Greece M.A., University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., Cornell University Kordela has been teaching at Macalester since 1998.
Commodity Fetishism Means that Fantasy is Objectivity, Interview, Specimen Magazine (2012)
Even Less: Antinomies and Aesthetic Anorexia in 69 Love Sons (An Album for Boys and Girls), Radical Musicology (2010)
Freedom and confinement in modernity: Kafka's cages (with Dimitris Vardoulakis) (2011)
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