Director

  • Interim Director, Professor of English

    401-863-3733

    Pembroke Hall, Room 115

    Timothy Bewes is Interim Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities in 2019-2020 and Professor of English. His research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century literature and culture, especially relations between aesthetics and politics. His books include Cynicism and Postmodernity (Verso, 1997), Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism (Verso, 2002), and The Event of Postcolonial Shame (Princeton University Press, 2011). He has also edited collections of essays on Jacques Rancière, Georg Lukács, and cultural capitalism, among other topics, and is an Associate Editor of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction. His latest book Free Indirect: The Idea of Twenty-First Century Fiction is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

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    Director (on leave 2019–2020), Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and Humanities

    401-863-6074

    Pembroke Hall, Room 115

    Amanda Anderson is Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities (on leave in the 2019-20 academic year) and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and Humanities. Her research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture, addressing broad questions of intellectual history, disciplinary formation, and the relations among literature, moral life, and politics. She is the author of Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life after Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2018), Bleak Liberalism (University of Chicago Press, 2016), The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory (Princeton University Press, 2006), The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment (Princeton University Press, 2001), and Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Cornell University Press, 1993). She is co-editor of George Eliot: A Companion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Disciplinarity at the Fin de Siècle (Princeton University Press, 2002).