A/PROF Justin Clemens

A/PROF Justin Clemens


  • 17th-century literature
  • Contemporary aesthetic theory
  • Continental philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis



  • Justin Clemens gained his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has published extensively on psychoanalysis, contemporary European philosophy, and contemporary Australian art and literature. His recent books include Lacan Deleuze Badiou (Edinburgh UP 2014), with A.J. Bartlett and Jon Roffe; Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy (Edinburgh UP 2013); and Minimal Domination (Surpllus 2011). He was founding Secretary of the Lacan Circle of Melbourne (2004-2009), and was the art critic for the Australian magazine The Monthly (2004-2009). In addition to his scholarly work, he is well-known nationally as a commentator on Australian art and literature, and his essays and reviews have appeared in The Age, The Australian, The Monthly, Meanjin, Overland, Arena Magazine, TEXT, Un Magazine, Discipline, The Sydney Review of Books , and many others. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy. Member 2010 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1999
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1990


Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • I have a large number of supervisions across a number of fields, including critical and literary theory, modern and early modern literature, and creative writing.