Adam R. Rosenthal
Assistant Professor, International Studies
Office: ACAD 331
European and American Romantic Literature, Poetry and Poetics, Continental Philosophy, Literary Theory, Deconstruction
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
My research focuses on the intersections of aesthetics, economics, and technology in Romantic and Post-Romantic literature and literary theory. At present I am completing my first book project, The Gift of Poetry: Reinventing Giving in Wordsworth, Shelley, Thoreau, Emerson, & Baudelaire, preparing two edited volumes on Deconstruction and the Survival of Love (Oxford Literary Review, Vol. 40.2) and Derrida’s Classroom (Poetics Today, Vol. 40), and beginning research on a second book project entitled Prosthetic Immortalities. While The Gift of Poetry takes Derrida’s and Mauss’s work on the gift as the starting point for an interrogation of poetic donation generally, in Prosthetic Immortalities I take the Western poetic figure of textual immortality as a point of entry into contemporary theoretical and biotechnical approaches to human immortalization.