• Marianne Giordani

    Adjunct Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature
    613A Philosophy Hall
    (212) 854 4780


    B.A., Hunter College (1992); Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2004), Marianne Giordani specializes in the literature, culture, and intellectual history of the long 18th century, with interests in rhetoric, poetics, and criticism encompassing other periods as well. Specific areas include the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns; natural psychology, aesthetics, and moral philosophy; the Bible and post-Reformation historiography; Christian epic and the modern novel; ekphrastic poetry and the visual arts. She is currently revising for publication her dissertation, "The Sublime: A Modern Trope for Literary Value and Poetic Reform."