Kottman, Paul

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Paul  Kottman
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Renaissance drama, ancient drama and philosophy, literary theory
Profile:
Paul Kottman is the author of Tragic Conditions in Shakespeare (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), A Politics of the Scene (Stanford University Press, 2008) and the editor of Philosophers on Shakespeare (Stanford University Press, 2009). He is currently working on a book project, tentatively entitled "Defying the Stars: Romantic Love as Human Freedom." The recipient of a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Cologne, a Solmsen post-doctoral fellowship, and a fellowship from the Mellon foundation, his writing has appeared in Diacritics, Shakespeare Quarterly, Constellations, The Oxford Literary Review, Criticism, Shakespeare Studies, Theatre Journal, the Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies and the Revue Internationale de Philosophie among other venues. He is also the editor of a new book series at Stanford University Press, called Square One: First-Order Questions in the Humanities.
Courses Taught:
  • Shakespeare
  • Hobbes and Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art (Graduate seminar)
  • Philosophy and Tragedy (Graduate seminar)
  • From Romanticism to Idealism
Recent Publications:

Disinheriting the Globe: Tragic Conditions in Shakespeare (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)

A Politics of the Scene (Stanford University Press, 2008)

Editor, Philosophers on Shakespeare (Stanford University Press, 2009)

Recent articles in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy, the Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy, Diacritics, Shakespeare Quarterly, Constellations, Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, and Criticism


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