This list of publications only includes already published works. Texts available online through open access are marked with an asterisk.


Stagnell, Alexander. Diplomacy and Ideology: From the French Revolution to the Digital Age. Routledge New Diplomacy Studies. London: Routledge, 2020. ISBN: 9780367897796.

Stagnell, Alexander. The Ambassador’s Letter: On the Less Than Nothing of Diplomacy (diss). Unpublished manuscript for doctoral degree. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2019.

* Stagnell, Alexander. Etik, retorik, politik – Till tvetydighetens lov [Ethics, Rhetoric, Politics – A Hymn to Ambiguity]. Södertörn Rhetorical Studies 2. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2013. ISBN: 9789186069735.


* Stagnell, Alexander. “The Exemplary Rhetor: On Anti-Philosophy and Sophistics in Alain Badiou”, Distinctio: Journal of Intersubjective Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, pp.85-110. DOI: 10.56550/d.2.2.4.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “From Communist Ideology to the Idea of Communism: Transformations in Žižek’s Notion of Communism”. Filozofski Vestnik, vol 44, no 1, pp.53-73. DOI: 10.3986/fv.44.1.03

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Ironier och katakreser: Populismens logik eller kommunismens idé? [Ironies and catachreses – the logic of populism or the idea of communism?]”. Rhetorica Scandinavica, no. 85, (2023), pp.1-20. DOI: 10.52610/FFWK6664.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “’I would prefer not to’; or – Who’s afraid of Hegel? Protagoras and Parrhêsia”. S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique, vol. 13, (2022), pp. 47-62. ISSN: 1874-9062.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Autonomous Politics: Imaginary and Imagination in Doxology”, in Shadows in the Cave: Revisiting Rosengren’s Doxology, ed. Bengtson, E., Ekeman, K., Gorgis, M., Schou Therkildsen, L. & Stagnell A. Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2022, pp. 277-295, DOI: 10.52610/GOMX2908. ISBN: 9789186093518.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Något-intet-den? [Something-nothing-den?]”, Res Cogitans, vol. 15, nr. 1, (2021), pp.28-42, DOI: 10.7146/rc.15132022. ISSN: 1603-8509

Stagnell, Alexander. “Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Sophistics – On the Relationship Between Dialectical Philosophy and Philosophical Rhetoric”, Philosophy & Rhetoric, vol. 53, nr. 2, (2020), pp.134-156, DOI: 10.5325/philrhet.53.2.0134 (peer-review). ISSN: 0031-8213

* Stagnell, Alexander. “An Alliance of War and Peace: Europe and the Necessity of Diplomacy”. Crisis and Critique, vol. 7, no. 1, (2020), pp. 194-213. ISSN: 2311-5475.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Hovets sofister: Diplomati, retorik och representationens problem [Sophists of the Court: Diplomacy, Rhetoric and the Problem of Representation], Rhetorica Scandinavica 81, (2020), pp.48-64, DOI: 10.52610/HAAN6614. ISSN: 1397-0534.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Ska vi lära folk att tala? Eller: om logologins förutsättningar [Should We Teach People to Speak? Or: On the Prerequisites of Logology]”, Rhetorica Scandinavica 74, (2017), pp.55-71. ISSN: 1397-0534.

* Stagnell, Alexander. “Retorikens spöken [The Spectres of Rhetoric]” in Förledd och förjust, ed. Bengtson E. & Buhre F. Södertörn Rhetorical Studies 3. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015, pp.73-85. ISBN: 9789187843143.


* Swedish translation of and introduction to “Ontologie/Logologie”, “Sens” and “Rhétorique ou espace/temps” by Barbara Cassin, published in Rhetorica Scandinavica 71/72, pp. 9-31 (2016), as “Ontologi/Logologi”, “Mening” and “Retorik eller rum/tid”. French originals published in Barbara Cassin, L’archipel des idées de Barbara Cassin, (Paris: Éditions Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2014).

Swedish translation of and introduction to Ernest G. Bormann’s article “Fantasy and rhetorical vision: The rhetorical criticism of social reality”, originally published in Quarterly Journal of Speech, (1972) vol.58, pp.396-407. Written together with Nadja Fransson and published as “Fantasier och retoriska visioner. Den retoriska analysen av sociala verkligheter” in Rhetorica Scandinavica 60, (2012), pp. 7-26. ISSN: 1397-0534.

Edited Volumes

Payne, David; Stagnell, Alexander & Strandberg, Gustav [eds.]. Populism and the People in Contemporary Critical Thought: Politics, Philosophy & Aesthetics. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN: 9781350183629.

Bengtson, Erik; Ekeman, Karl; Gorgis, Mirey; Schou Therkildsen, Louise & Stagnell, Alexander [eds.]. Shadows in the Cave: Revisiting Rosengren’s Doxology. Ödåkra: Retorikförlaget, 2022. ISBN: 9789186093518.

* Rosengren, Mats; Schou Therkildsen, Louise & Stagnell, Alexander [eds.]. Can a person be illegal? Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2018. ISBN: 9789198008128.


* Gorgis, Mirey & Stagnell, Alexander. “Från andra sidan av en forskarutbildning: En reflektion över retorikens natur [From the other side of a PhD-programme: A reflection over the nature of rhetoric]” in Är man två har man alltid en publik: Festskrift till Lennart Hellspong, eds., Källström, L. & Sigrell, A. Lund: Lunds universitet , 2022, pp. 253-256

Payne, David; Stagnell, Alexander & Strandberg, Gustav. “Theses on the Category of the People”. SiteZones (2021).

Stagnell, Alexander. “Den oantastliga migranten [The Unassailable Migrant]”, Glänta2.14, (2014), pp.77-83. ISSN: 1104-5205.