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.
Freedom and confinement in modernity: Kafka's cages (with Dimitris Vardoulakis) (2011)
Contributions to Books
Commodity Fetishism and the Gaze, Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger (2015)
Being or Sex, and Differences, Sexual Difference Between Psychoanalysis and Vitalism (2014)
(Marxian-Psychoanalytic) Biopolitics & Bioracism, Penumbra (2013)
The full issue can be found at http://re-press.org/books/penumbra.