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Jonathan Loesberg

Professor Emeritus 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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