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Jonathan Loesberg

Professor
Department of Literature

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    Literature Professor
  • Professor Loesberg has written three books, Fictions of Consciousness: Mill, Newman and the Reading of Victorian Prose; Aestheticism and Deconstruction: Pater, Derrida, and De Man; and A Return to Aesthetics: Autonomy, Indifference, and Postmodernism. He is also the author of numerous articles on Victorian literature, the novel, literary theory, and the connections between literature and philosophy.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Cornell University
  • Languages Spoken:

    French
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Selected Publications

       
  • "Eliot, Evolution and Aesthetics" in Companion to George Eliot, eds. Amanda Anderson and Harry Shaw.
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  •     “Kant’s Aesthetics and Wilde Form,” Victoriographies, 1.1 (2011), 79-85.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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  • “Browning Believing: ‘A Death in the Desert’ and the Status of Belief” Victorian Literature and Culture, 38 (2010), 209-238.
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  • Entry on “Aestheticism” accepted by Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
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  • “Darwin, Natural Theology, and Slavery: A Justification of Browning’s ‘Caliban,” ELH, 75 (Winter, 2008), 871-897.
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  • “Kant, Hume, Darwin and Design:Why Intelligent Design Wasn’t Science Before Darwin and Still Isn’t,” The Philosophical Forum, 38  (Summer, 2007), 95-123.

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Area of Expertise: Literary theory, deconstruction, aesthetics, nineteenth-century British literature, the novel, Darwin and debates over intelligent design

Additional Information: Jonathan Loesberg
is the author of Fictions of Consciousness: Mill, Newman and the Reading of Victorian Prose (1986) and Aestheticism and Deconstruction: Pater, Derrida and de Man (1991). He has been a fellow at the Rutgers Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, where he completed Return to Aesthetics: Autonomy, Indifference and Postmodernism (2005). He is also the author of numerous articles on Victorian literature, the novel, literary theory, and the connections between literature and philosophy.
 

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