Ramona Naddaff


ramona-finally-photoRamona Naddaff is currently working on a book provisionally entitled A Writers’ Trials: On the Writing, Editing and Censorship of Madame Bovary. This research project continues her thinking on the topic of literary censorship begun in Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato’s Republic (University of Chicago, 2003). She is the author of articles on, among other topics, Greek philosophy and literature, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, theory and practice of translation. She has lectured on and is now writing essays on the censorship trial of Jean-Jacques Pauvert, the editor of the complete works of Sade; Plato’s theories of lying in the Hippias Minor and the Republic; and the use of music torture during the Iraq war. For the 2012 MLA she organized a panel “On  War:  Ancient and Modern Perspectives” and  gave a talk on “Plato and the Modern Acoustics of Torture.” A co-director and editor of Zone Books, Naddaff is responsible for publishing titles in philosophy, history, anthropology, political theory and history of science. She is also the series editor of the multi-volume anthology Postwar French Thought (The New Press, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2011). From 2008-2011, Naddaff was director of the Project on Interdisciplinary Innovation at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (University of California, Berkeley). In 2011, Naddaff received the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association for Excellence in Teaching Award. Her awards also include the Humanities Research Fellowship (2012); Mellon Research Grant (2007-2012); the ACLS (2004-5). She currently serves as a faculty representative on the Committee on Research (University of California.).