Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Benoît Dillet

Teaching FellowBA, MA, PhD

1 West North3.26
Tel: 01225 38 (4764)


Dr Benoît Dillet joined the the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies in 2017. Before joining the University of Bath, he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in Freiburg, Germany. He was also a Lecturer in Politics at the Loughborough University in 2015.

He is currently finishing a book entitled The Right to Problems based on his PhD dissertation, which was awarded the Sir Ernest Barker Prize for the best dissertation in 2013 by the Political Studies Association (PSA). He has recently published his first monograph The Political Space of Art: The Dardenne Brothers, Arundhati Roy, Ai Weiwei and Burial (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), a collaborative project (co-authored with Tara Puri) on contemporary arts and politics that examines five artists from the perspective of artworks as agents rather than from the aesthetic attitude of the viewer. He also co-edited two books, The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism (EUP, 2013) and Technologiques: La Pharmacie de Bernard Stiegler (Cécile Defaut, 2013). His translation of Bernard Stiegler's Philosophising by Accident: Interviews with Elie During is forthcoming in May 2017 with Edinburgh University Press.

Research interests

  • The ontological turn in political theory
  • French political thought
  • The Anthropocene and geopower
  • Whistleblowing and new forms of agency

Current projects

  • The 1979 Moment in French Thought



Dillet, B. and Stiegler, B., 2017. Philosophising by Accident:Interviews with Élie During. Edinburgh University Press.

Dillet, B. and Puri, T., 2016. The Political Space of Art:The Dardenne brothers, Arundhati Roy, Ai Weiwei and Burial. Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd.

Dillet, B., MacKenzie, I. and Porter, R., eds., 2013. Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism. Edinburgh University Press.

Dillet, B. and Jug non, A., eds., 2013. Technologiques:La Pharmacie de Bernard Stiegler. Cécile Defaut.

Book Sections

Dillet, B., 2017. Finitude before Finitude:The Case of Rousseau-Bougainville-Diderot. In: Lean, G., Staiff, R. and Waterton, E., eds. Travel and Representation. Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 83-101.

Dillet, B. and Steigler, B., 2017. Radiographing Philosophy. In: Stiegler, B. and Dillet, B., eds. Philosophising by Accident. Edinburgh, U. K.: Edinburgh University Press.

Dillet, B., 2016. Deleuze's Transformation of the Project of Ideology Critique: Noology Critique. In: Meiborg, C. and van Tuinen, S., eds. Deleuze and the Passions. New York: Punctum Books, pp. 125-146.

Dillet, B., 2013. Introduction à l'Internation. In: Dillet, B. and Jugnon, A., eds. Technologiques. Nantes: Cécile Defaut, pp. 19-28.


Dillet, B., 2017. What is poststructuralism? Political Studies Review

Dillet, B., 2017. For a Critique of Noology. Parallax, 23 (2), pp. 164-183.

Dillet, B., 2017. Proletarianization, Deproletarianization, and the Rise of the Amateur. boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture, 44 (1), pp. 79-105.

Dillet, B. and Nony, A., 2016. Noology and Technics. London Journal of Critical Thought, 1 (1), pp. 26-37.

Dillet, B., 2016. Nous n’avons encore rien vu... Accélérationnisme et décélérationnisme à l’heure de l’austérité mondiale. Etica & Politica - Ethics & Politics, XVIII (3), pp. 255-267.

Dillet, B., 2013. What is Called Thinking? Deleuze Walks in Heideggerian Paths. Deleuze Studies, 7 (2), pp. 250-274.

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