Department of English

University of Toronto

Ruti, Mari

Mari RutiMari Ruti
Distinguished Professor of Critical Theory and of Gender and Sexuality Studies; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTM)
UTM Office Phone: 905-828-3738
UTM Office Location: Erindale Hall, 309D
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 815
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

Teaching and Research Interests
Critical theory, psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, poststucturalism, phenomenology, feminist and queer theory

B.A. (Brown); DEA (Université Paris 7); M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)



Penis Envy and Other BadFeelings: On the Emotional Costs of Everyday Life (New York, Columbia University Press, forthcoming)

The Ethics of Opting Out: Defiance and Affect in Queer Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017)

Feminist Film Theory and Pretty Woman (New York: Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming)

Between Levinas and Lacan: Self, Other, Ethics (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015).

The Age of Scientific Sexism: How Evolutionary Psychology Promotes Gender Profiling and Fans the Battle of the Sexes (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015).

The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012).

The Summons of Love (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2009).

Reinventing the Soul: Posthumanist Theory and Psychic Life (New York: Other Press, 2006).

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