Author – I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick. SUBMITTED


Author - The Devil Notebooks. University of Minnesota Press: IN PRESS


Author - Ulrike Ottinger: The Autobiography of Art Cinema. University of Minnesota Press: IN


Author -Ulrike Ottinger. Eine Autobiografie des Kinos. b_books, 2007

Author - Vampirismus Vorlesungen. Brinkmann & Bose, 2007

Co-editor (with Thomas Kniesche) – Die Kindheit überleben. Festschrift zu Ehren von Ursula

Mahlendorf. Königshausen & Neumann, 2004.


Author - Nazi Psychoanalysis, 3 Volumes: Only Psychoanalysis Won the War, Crypto-Fetishism, Psy Fi. University of Minnesota Press, 2002.


Editor - Acting Out in Groups. University of Minnesota Press, 1999.


Author - The Vampire Lectures. University of Minnesota Press, 1999.


Co-editor (with Ursula Mahlendorf) - Poetry Poetics Translation: Festschrift in Honor of Richard Exner. Königshausen & Neumann, 1994.


Author - The Case of California. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. Reprinted with University of Minnesota Press, 2001.


Editor - Gottfried Keller, Jugenddramen. Ammann Verlag, 1990.


Editor - Looking After Nietzsche. State University of New York Press, 1990.


Special Issue Editor - “Voice Over: On Technology,” SubStance 61 (1990).


Author - Der unbetrauerbare Tod. Edition Passagen, 1989.


Author - Aberrations of Mourning: Writing on German Crypts. Wayne State

University Press, 1988.


Selected Articles


“Endopsychic Allegories.” To appear in Postmodern Culture (special issue on “Critical Theory and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis,” ed. Jan Mieszkowski) December 2007.


“Politics and Psychosis.” To appear in The German Quarterly (Freud special issue, ed. Paul Reitter) January 2008.


“Second Death.” between two deaths. Ed. Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin. Hatje Cantz 2007: 94-105.





“Going Ape: On Ulrike Ottinger’s Prater.” artUS, no. 18 (2007).


“Katy Crowe.” artUS, no. 16 (2007).


“The Body of His Work” / ”Il corporo della sua opera.” Meneghetti. Opere/Works 2000-2006. Ed. Achille Bonito Oliva. Electa, 2006: 51-59. [Contribution to the catalogue accompanying a retrospective exhibition held Summer 2006, for which I was one of several curators.]


“Devil Father Mine.” Lust for Life. On the Writings of Kathy Acker. Ed. Amy Scholder, Carla Harryman, and Avital Ronell. Verso Press, 2006: 78-98.


“Zwölf Filme.” Ulrike Ottinger. Bildarchiv. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2006.

“Twelve Films.” Ulrike Ottinger. Image Archive. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2006: 495-509.


“Totem Taboo.” artUS, no. 11 (2006).


“The Case of Oscar Wilde.” Le Voyage interieur. Paris-London, ed. Alex Farquharson and Alexis Vaillant, Espace EDF Electra (exhibition catalogue, 2005).


“Alle-Gory.” Alle-Gory, Mandarin Gallery, 2005 [The catalogue accompanied the group show I curated at Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, under the same title, December 3, 2005 - January 14, 2006].


“Delay in the Machine Age. Part I.” artUS, no. 10 (2005).


“Sue de Beer: Visitation Rites.” artUS, no. 9 (2005).


“David Askevold.” artUS, no.9 (2005).


“The Portrait Under Surveillance.” artUS, no. 5/6 (2005).


“Haunts of Assimilation.” David Deutsch. Photographs/Paintings. 2 volumes. Twin Palms Publishers, 2005.


“Das Hund.” Flashforward. Film by Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, 2004.

Seven artists and writers (including Elfriede Jelinek) contributed either a text (and reading) or a performance as quilting points within the film.


“Brad Spence.” artUS, no. 4 (2004).


“Metropolis, California.” artUS, no. 3 (2004).


“Alexis Smith.” artUS, no. 2 (2004).


“Memory and Disappearance: Recent Thai Art.” artUS, no. 1 (2004).


“Satan and Golem, inc.” parallax, Issue 30 (2004): 49-57.


“My Last Interview with Ulrike Ottinger: on Southeast Passage and Beyond.” Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film, ed. Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour, The MIT Press, 2004.


“Eran Schaerf: All of the Above.” The Promise The Land. Jewish-Israeli Artists in Relation to Politics and Society.  O. K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Oberösterreich. Folio, 2004: 146-149.


“Gross und Gross, Inkorporiert.” Die Gesetze des Vaters: Hans Gross, Otto Gross, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, ed. Gerhard Dienes and Ralf Rother, Böhlau Verlag, 2003: 196-209.


“Many Eternal Returns.” Cultural Shift Hatter. Cody Choi 1986-2003. Seoul: Paradise, 2003: 72-82.


“Lyle Ashton Harris.” artUS, Inaugural Issue (2003).


“Tom Allen. Becoming Ruin.” art / text, vol. 78 (2002).


“Middlebrowbeat.” Literary Paternity. Ed. Gerhard Richter. University of North Carolina Press, 2002.


“Marlene McCarty.” art / text, vol. 77 (2002).


“North by North by Laurence Rickels. On John Boskovich.” art / text, vol. 77 (2002).


“Suicitation: Benjamin and Freud.” Benjamin’s Ghosts. Ed. Gerhard Richter. Stanford University Press, 2002: 142-53, 326-29.


“Recognition Values: Seeing The Sixth Sense Again for the First Time.” Other Voices 2, 2 (March 2002).


“Theory on TV: ‘After Thoughts.’” Religion and Media. Ed. Hent De Vries and Samuel Weber. Stanford University Press, 2001.


“Stephanie Taylor.” art / text, vol. 74 (2001).


“Floyd Claypool.” art / text, vol. 73 (2001).


“Dean Sameshima: Secret Agency.” art / text, vol. 72 (2001).


“Ulrike Ottinger: Glass Walls.” art / text, vol. 71 (2000).


“The Emperor’s New Closure.” art / text, vol. 70 (2000).


“Larry Johnson.” art / text, vol. 69 (2000).


“Katy Schimert: Blind Spot and Insight.” art / text, vol. 68 (2000).


“Resistance in Theory.” Material Events. Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory. Ed. Tom Cohen, Barbara Cohen, J. Hillis Miller, and Andrzej Warminski. University of Minnesota Press, 2000:  153-179.


“Bridge Isn’t Falling Down.” Laura London: After School Special. Los Angeles: works on paper, inc., 2000.


“Midlife Criticism and the Teen Age.” Förtechning över Swedish Department. Riksustall-Ningar / Swedish Traveling Exhibitions, 2000.


“Just a Test.” Mike Kelley. Magasin. Centre National d’Art Contemporain, 1999: 29-36.


“American Psychos: The End of Art Cinema in the ‘90s.” art / text, vol. 67 (1999).


“Art/Journalism.” X-TRA, vol. II, no. 4 (Summer 1999). [accompanied the exhibition “Art/Journalism” which I curated at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, Summer 1999]


“Toto-lization.”  Jeremy Blake. One Hit Wonder. Los Angeles: works on paper, inc., 1999.


“Mine.” Terminals. Ed. Connie Samaras and Victoria Vesna. Delta Graphics, 1999: 63-86.


“Matthew Antezzo.” Nach-Bild, vol. 25 (1999).


“T.J. Wilcox. The Loss Generation.” art / text, vol. 64 (1999).


“Scream IV.” Space, Site, and Intervention: Issues in Installation and Site-Specific Art. Ed. Erika Suderburg. University of Minnesota Press, 1999: 209-219.


“Kim Yasuda: The Canyon That Took the Place of a Couch.” Art in General (1999).


“Giving Up the Ghost of a Fetish: Between the Couples Theory of  Marxo-Freudianism and Nazi Psychoanalysis.” The South Atlantic Quarterly, 97, 2 (1998): 297-325.


“Phantoms of Opera.” art / text, vol. 63 (1998).


“Die Prüfung Unica Zürns.” Unica Zürn. Bilder 1953 – 1970, 1998: 193-98.


“Bite Sighs. A Eulogy for Martin Kippenberger.” Martin Kippenberger. Hotel Drawings. 1988 - 1990. Los Angeles: works on paper, inc., 1998.


“Landscape from LA.” Spring Journal 1, 1 (1998).


“Cryptology.” Hi-Fives: A Trip to Semiotics. Ed. Roberta Kevelson. New York, 1998: 191-204.


“Already Given at the Office: On Techno Feminism.” parallax, 5 (1997): 69-78.


“Tot’s Tomb.” aRude 3. 1 (Spring 1997).


“Silent Reading.” Larry Johnson, ed. Scott Watson. Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, 1996. 25-32.


“Digging Psychoanalysis.” Freud and the Passions, ed. John O’Neill. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. 201-229.


“Wall-Eyed Ghosts.” Lari Pittman Drawings, ed. Elizabeth A. Brown. Seattle/London: University of Washington, 1996. 102-105.


“Psy Fi Explorations of Out Space: On Werther’s Special Effects.” Outing Goethe & His Age, ed. Alice A. Kuzniar. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996. 147-173.


“Theory on TV: Gadget Goes to Florida - Laurence A. Rickels Talks with Gregory Ulmer.” Artforum (January 1996).


“Dragula.” aRude 1.2 (Fall 1995).


“Theory on TV: Making a Killing - Laurence A. Rickels Talks with Michel Serres.” Artforum (April 1995).


“Psy Fi.” Alphabet City 4/5 (1995): 96-102.


“Heil Homosexuality.” GLQ A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 2.1-2 (1995): 36-63.


“The Art of Psy Fi.” Narcissistic Disturbance. Los Angeles: Otis College of Art and Design, 1995:



“The Kings and I: Laurence A. Rickels talks with Klaus Theweleit.” Artforum (September 1994).


“Speaking Djaman: An Interview with Kiki Smith.” Thresholds: Viewing Culture 8 (1994).


“Act Out/Turn On.” Artforum (April 1994).


“Insurance for and against Women: From Nietzsche to Psychotherapy.” Nietzsche and the Feminine, ed. P. Burgard, University Press of Virginia, 1994: 257-286.


“Body Bildung: Laurence A. Rickels talks with Kathy Acker.” Artforum (February 1994).


“It’s a Wound-erful Life: Laurence A. Rickels talks with Rosa von Praunheim.” Artforum (December 1993).


“Faust, Freud, and the Missing Entries into War.” assemblage 20 (1993): 64-65.


“Opportunistic Diagnosis - Laurence A. Rickels on Jean Baudrillard’s Transparency of Evil.” Artforum (Summer 1993).


“Camp.” Modern Language Notes 108 (1993): 484-499.


“Real Time Travel: Laurence Rickels talks with Ulrike Ottinger.” Artforum (February 1993).


“Mickey Marx.” Lusitania 1.4 (1993): 205-215.


“Mummy’s Curse.” The American Journal of Semiotics. 9.4 (1992): 47-58.


“Spooky Electricity: An Interview with Friedrich Kittler.” Artforum (December 1992).


“California Buildin’.” Semiotexte Architecture, 1992. 6 pages.


“Eating Bambi.” 1-800 Magazine. 2 (1991): 47-49, 69-71.


 “Missing Marx: or, How to Take Better Aim.” Strategies 6 (1991): 70-92. Reprinted in Strategies for Theory: From Marx to Madonna. Ed. R. L. Rutsky and Bradley J. Macdonald. State University of New York Press,  2003: 249-267.


“Alex.” The American Journal of Semiotics. 7.3 (1990): 53-61.


“Dear Diary.” Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure. New York: Andrea Rosen Gallery and Techne Group, 1990.


“Psychoanalysis on TV.” SubStance 61 (1990): 39-52.


“Music Phantoms: Uncanned Conceptions of Music from Josephine the Singer to Mickey Mouse.” SubStance 58 (1989): 3-24.


“Kafka and Freud on the Telephone.” Modern Austrian Literature 22.3/4 (1989): 211-225.


“Subliminalation.” Qui Parle (Paranoia/Schizophrenia) 2.1 (Spring 1988): 18-42.


“Friedrich Torberg.” Major Figures of Modern Austrian Literature, ed. Donald G. Daviau, Ariadne Press, 1988: 397-422.


“Psychoanalysis and the Two Orifices of Film.” The American Journal of Semiotics. 5.3/4 (1987): 419-445.


“Kafka and the Aero-Trace.” Franz Kafka and the Contemporary Critical Performance: Centenary Readings, ed. Alan Udoff, Indiana University Press, 1987: 111-127.


“The Road Belong Cargo.” Qui Parle 1.2 (Spring 1987): 26-36.


“Friedrich ‘Nichte.’” SubStance 52 (1987): 3-20.


Die Blechtrommel: Zwischen Schelmen- und Bildungsroman.” Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 20 (1985/86): 109-132.


“Stifter’s Nachkommenschaften: The Problem of the Surname, the Problem of Painting.” Modern Language Notes 100, 3 (April 1985): 577-598.


“Deception, Exchange, and Revenge: Metaphors of Language in Emilia Galotti.” Lessing Yearbook 16 (1984): 37-54.


“Writing as Travel and Travail: Der Prozess and In der Strafkolonie.” Newsletter of the Kafka Society of North America 5, 2 (1982): 32-40.