Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of German Studies, Professor of English, Chair of Comparative Literature


Redfield studied at Yale and Cornell, and taught at the Université de Genève and Claremont Graduate University before coming to Brown. He is the author of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996, winner of the MLA First Book Prize in 1997), The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender, Romanticism (2003), The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror (2009), Theory at Yale: The Strange Case of Deconstruction in America (2016), and Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan (2020). He has edited Legacies of Paul de Man (2007) and co-edited High Anxieties: Cultural Studies in Addiction (2002), and Points of Departure: Samuel Weber Between Spectrality and Reading (2016).  He has served as the guest editor of special issues of Diacritics, Romantic Praxis, and The Wordsworth Circle.

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