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Professor, J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities
(secondary appointment: Department of the History of Art). Job Placement Officer.
Modern art and literature, critical theory, modern poetry
Henry Wiesenfeld Professor of Humanities
(secondary appointment: Department of History). Director of Graduate Studies.
History and theory of psychoanalysis, history of psychiatry and
psychology, 19th- and 20th-century intellectual history, feminist theory.
Kierkegaard and German Idealism, European Modernism,
20th-century Latin-American literatures.
Professor (secondary appointment: Department of Philosophy). Acting Director.
Modern and contemporary French Philosophy, American Pragmatism and Skepticism, Phenomenology, Philosophy and Cinema, Feminist and Queer Theory.
Anne Eakin Moss
Russian literature and cinema
Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Literature and Philosophy, the Novel, Modernism, Existentialism, Ethics and Justice in Contemporary Anglophone Literature.
Comparative and Modern Hebrew literature, religion and literature, narrative theory, genre theory.
Hent de Vries
Professor, Russ Family Chair in the Humanities (Director Humanities Center)
(secondary appointment: Department of Philosophy)
Modern European thought, history and critique of metaphysics, philosophies of religion, political theologies, concepts of violence, literature and temporality.
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ACLS New Faculty Fellow
Aesthetics, History of Early Analytic Philosophy, Wittgenstein
Visiting Associate Professor
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Twentieth-century poetry in English, Spanish, and French; poetry of the Americas; literature and war; comparative poetics; Modernism; Oulipo; Hemispheric Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor
Renaissance and early modern literature with special emphasis on women writers.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Korean culture, East Asian Cinema and Asian American Literature.
Nils F. Schott
James M. Motley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
The eighteenth century and its legacies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, philosophy and religion, philosophies of time
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Richard A. Macksey
Charles Homer Haskins Professor (German and Romance Languages and Literatures): Italian Literature.
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor (Anthropology): Feminist Movements, gender studies, sectarian violence, Medical Anthropology, post-Colonial and post-Structural theory; South Asia, Europe.
Professor (Philosophy): Metaphysics, history of philosophy, Kant and German idealism.
Associate Professor (Philosophy): Early Modern Philosophy; German Idealism; Metaphysics; Time; Humanism and its Critiques; Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Rabbinics
James M. Beall Professor of French (German and Romance Languages): 19th Century French Literature
Associate Professor (Classics): Ancient Greek literature and thought, archaic and classical sociocultural history, historical and comparative anthropology, Greek epigraphy and papyrology.
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|Sara El Amin|
I studied Mathematics and Philosophy. I did my masters in Contemporary Philosophy at Paris I Sorbonne University. Interests: Philosophy of language, Existentialism, the use of language in literature and philosophy; Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Foucault, Derrida. I also like doing realist theatre.
Interests: The development of the Communist Opposition in the inter-war years, the philosophical intersection between cosmology and history, and notions of space.
Martijn Buijs studied philosophy and English literature at the Universiteit van Amsterdam before coming to Johns Hopkins in 2010. His research is concerned with philosophy in its relation to religion (the mystical tradition, negative theology, 20th-century Jewish philosophy) and to literature (German Idealist aesthetics, philosophy of tragedy). He is preparing a dissertation on the subject of revelation in Schelling’s late philosophy. In addition, he has translated a collection of essays by Giorgio Agamben into Dutch and is currently writing a small book on the same author.
Interests: interpretative issues concerning the Critique of Pure Reason; psychoanalysis; the theological underpinnings of modern philosophy (especially empiricism, positivism and neopragmatism); the intersection of epistemology, phenomenology and hermeneutics; eschatology; part-whole dialectics, subject-object dialectics; the possibility of art.
Interests: literature and science; the imagination; poetry; American intellectual history; Blake, Coleridge, C. S. Peirce, Melville, Henry James, Stevens, Williams, Pynchon, Kepler.
Interests: the history of western scholarly practices, especially since the advent of the university; intellectual disciplinarity as a philosophical problem; Romantic thought and literature; Vico, Goethe, Heidegger, Auerbach.
German Idealism (Kant, Hegel), Phenomenology (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas), Wittgenstein, Austin, and God.
Interests: Elena Fabietti studied Italian and Comparative Literature in Milan, Berlin and Siena. She worked on the theory of representation in Erich Auerbach. Her current research regards figurality in modern poetry, with a special focus on the works of Baudelaire and Rilke
Interests: medieval and modern philosophy, especially the questions of novelty and creation.
Interests: the visual schema of the page; text and the body; prosody and formalism; 19th- and 20th-century poetry, especially Dickinson, Whitman, Bishop, Z. Herbert, and Mallarmé; modern and contemporary art; intellectual property; notions of originality, uniqueness, and the individual; Derrida, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Nancy.
Scott Gottbreht is a 5th year graduate student whose work focuses on the interdisciplinary intersection of literature, philosophy, and political theory. His interests include theories of empowerment, violence, and oppression. He has taught courses on urbanity and sexual empowerment, and his dissertation research centers around the promises and pitfalls of anonymous social advocacies as strategies of resistance and forces of domination.
Research Interests: History and theory of drama, with particular attention to representations of sovereignty in modern drama; concepts of tragedy and comedy; literary and philosophical explorations of skepticism, faith, love, fury, and grace; the reception of classical texts and mythology; moral and aesthetic philosophy.
Kate Khatib is an editor at AK Press and holds a BA in English and in Continental Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters degree in Philosophy and Cultural Analysis and an MPhil in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. She has written in the past on Walter Benjamin and the philosophy of history, and is currently at work on her dissertation, Surrealism's America: The Chicago Surrealist Group and the Historical Imagination, which explores the genesis and development of America's first homegrown surrealist group, in the context of their radically new approach to the work of the historian. Her first book, A Brief History of the Chicago Anthropological Society, which germinated from research conducted under the auspices of her field exam in American Intellectual History, will be published by Charles H. Kerr Company in 2011.
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Larry McGrath works on modern European intellectual history of metaphysics and aesthetics. His interests include the reception of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer in France, phenomenology, French vitalism and philosophies of life (Bergson, Canguilhem, Deleuze), and the history of cinema. Larry also loves listening to Bob Dylan.
Having started out as a freelance translator, columnist, and essayist, I studied German language and philosophy outside the academy, like many others of my generation. I have co-translated, among others, Adorno and Horkeimer’s Dialektik der Aufklärung, Giorgio Agamben’s Means Without End, and essays by Walter Benjamin into Farsi.
Interests: the Frankfurt School; German Romanticism and theories of Bildung; Marx' theory of critique and historiography; biblical theology; theory and practice of translation; emancipatory politics; the Iranian experience in contemporary poetry (esp. Nima Yushij); Bertolt Brecht as a contemporary of Benjamin.
Interests: Philosophy, sociology, psychology and history of the emotion; Boredom, repetition, novelty, modernity and time; Social meaning, public engagement, and collective action after “the end of ideology” and “the end of history”; American intellectual history in the 1960s; Luhmann, Deleuze, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, Heidegger and Nietzsche.
Interests: philosophies and literature of music (Kierkegaard, E.T.A Hoffman, Hermann Broch, Thomas Mann, Adorno), optical illusions and pre-cinema (Werner Nekes), film (soviet comedy, Georgi Daneliya, Tarkovsky, Kalatozov), Andrei Bely, Kierkegaard and Heidegger.
Before coming to the Humanities Center, Benjamin studied at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His interests include the question of the subject in 19th and 20th century German and French literature and thought, as well as broader issues posed by literary philosophy and philosophic style; Nietzsche, Blumenberg, Bataille, Beckett, Kafka, Ponge…
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Visiting student 2012/13
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Member of the Académie Française, Docteur d'État at Université Paris-Sorbonne, Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology at the University of Chicago
Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago
Professor of Islamic and Political Philosophy and President of al-Quds University, East Jerusalem.