This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, New York: Pantheon Books, forthcoming March 2019. 

Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

-- Sample chapter on Proust and Desire

-- Sample chapter on Nabokov

Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics, 2008: 255 pp.

--Chinese, Japanese, and Korean translations.

Kronofobi: Essäer om tid och ändlighet (Chronophobia: Essays on Time and Finitude), Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, 2002: 242 pp.


"Knausgaard's Secular Confession," published in b2o August 2017, forthcoming in boundary 2.

"Beauty That Must Die: A Response to Michael Clune," CR: The New Centennial Review, 15.3 (Winter 2015): 101-107.

"Time in Our Time: Clune and Hägglund Debating at Stanford," CR: The New Centennial Review, 15.3 (Winter 2015): 109-134. 

"The Trace of Time: A Critique of Vitalism," Derrida Today, 9.1 (2016): 36-46.

"On Chronolibido: A Response to Rabaté and Johnston," Derrida Today, 6.2 (2013): 182-196.

"Beyond the Performative and the Constative," Research in Phenomenology, 43 (2013): 100-107.

"L'athéisme radical de Derrida," tr. A. Wilhelmi, Les Temps Modernes, nr. 669-670 (2012), pp. 289-305.

"The Radical Evil of Deconstruction: A Reply to John Caputo," Journal for Cultural and Religous Theory, 11.2 (2011): 126-150.

"The Non-Ethical Opening of Ethics: A Response to Derek Attridge," Derrida Today 3.2 (2010): 295-305.

"Time, Desire, Politics: A Reply to Ernesto Laclau," Diacritics 38.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 190-199.

"The Challenge of Radical Atheism: A Response," Living On: Of Martin Hägglund, Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 227-252.

"Chronolibidinal Reading: Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis," Living On: Of Martin Hägglund, Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 1-43. Swedish translation by O. Widhe in Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap 34.3 (2007).

"Chronophilia: Nabokov and the Time of Desire," New Literary History 37.2 (Spring 2006): 447-467.

"Nabokov’s Afterlife: A Reply to Brian Boyd," New Literary History 37.2 (Spring 2006): 479-481.

"The Necessity of Discrimination: Disjoining Derrida and Levinas," Diacritics 34.1 (Spring 2004): 40-71.



"La voix poétique de Katarina Frostenson," trans. J. Mangold, in La force du nom: Textes par Katarina Frostenson et commentaires sur son oeuvre, ed. J. Hatem and H. Ruin, Paris: Editions L'Harmattan, 2014.

"Chronolibido: From Socrates to Lacan and Beyond," The Blackwell Companion to Literary Criticism and Psychoanalysis, ed. L. Marcus and A. Mukherjee, Oxford: Blackwell, 2014.

"Derrida's Radical Atheism," The Blackwell Companion to Derrida, ed. L. Lawlor and Z. Direk, Oxford: Blackwell, 2014. French translation in Les Temps Modernes; forthcoming in Portuguese translation.

"The Autoimmunity of Religion," Derrida and Religion: Critical Essays, ed. E. Baring and P. Gordon, New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

"The Arche-Materiality of Time: Deconstruction, Evolution, and Speculative Materialism," Theory After "Theory", ed. D. Attridge and J. Elliott, London: Routledge, 2011: 265-277. Forthcoming in Japanese translation.

"Radical Atheist Materialism: A Critique of Meillassoux," The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, ed. L. Bryant, G. Harman, and N. Srnicek, Melbourne: Re: press, 2011: 114-129. Swedish translation by A. Lundberg in OEI 43/44/45 (2009). Forthcoming in Japanese translation.

"Horaces kristaller," Fragmentmannen: Vänskrift till Horace Engdahl, Stockholm: Propexus, 2008: 53-57.

"Förord" ("Preface"), Jacques Derrida, Marx Spöken: Skuldstaten, Sorgearbetet, och Den Nya Internationalen, trans. Jonas (J) Magnusson, ed. Martin Hägglund, Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2003: 7-22.


"Radical Atheism and 'The Arche-Materiality of Time': An Interview with Martin Hägglund," Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 6.14 (Winter 2011): 61-65.



"Vladimir Nabokovs Minneskonst" ("Vladimir Nabokov’s Art of Memory"), Res Publica 46/47 (1999-2000): 479-500.

"Den främmande logikens landskap: Platsen, Minnet, Dikten i Katarina Frostensons Tankarna" ("The Landscape of a Foreign Logic: Place and Memory in Katarina Frostenson’s Poetry"), Artes 1 (1997): 79-91.

"Ögonblickets fråga: Ursprung och Temporalitet i Edmond Jabès författarskap" ("The Question of the

Moment: Origin and Temporality in the Writings of Edmond Jabès"), Res Publica 32/33 (1996): 212-227.



More than 60 articles on literature published in the Swedish daily newspaper Göteborgs-Posten 1996-2002.



Editor of the Swedish translation of Jacques Derrida’s Spectres de Marx: L’état de la dette, le travail du deuil et la nouvelle Internationale, published as Marx Spöken: Skuldstaten, Sorgearbetet, och Den Nya Internationalen, Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2003: 249 pp.

Translator of Edmond Jabès, Le livre des questions (excerpts), published as “Ur Frågornas bok,” Res Publica 32/33 (1996): 207-211.

Translator of Bob Perelman "Language-writing and Literary History," published as "Language-skrivande och Litteraturhistoria," OEI 6 (2001): 3-15.