Ross PosnockAnna Garbedian Professor of the Humanities610 Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:Wed and Thurs 3:00pm-4:00pm and by appt.(212) 854-6406
Areas of Interest :US and European literature and intellectual history of the 19th- and 20th-century; pragmatism, Henry James, William James, W.E.B Du Bois; aesthetic theory, including Eastern and Western intersections; US postwar visual and literary culture
B.A. Kenyon, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins. Professor Posnock was Andrew Hilen Professor of American Literature at the University of Washington before teaching in the English department at New York University from 2000 to 2004. His books include (1985, University of Georgia Press); (1991, Oxford UP); (1998, Harvard UP); (editor, 2005); (2006, Princeton UP); (2016, Harvard University Press). was named a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2016 and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016, and was on the Shortlist for the 2017 Christian Gauss Award, The Phi Beta Kappa Society. From 1998 to 2017 he was series editor of Cambridge University Press Studies in American Literature and Culture and is a contributing editor of Raritan and American Literary History. In 1994 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2009 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently writing a book about American sophistication and the fear of art in the 1920s, 1950s and now.