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The body politic of the beautiful: Gender, sexuality, and race in later-eighteenth-century aesthetics
This dissertation explores the cultural politics that underwrite British writings on beauty from the last half of the eighteenth century. At the historical moment when the human body is claimed to be the paragon of loveliness ...
Towards an aesthetics of impotence: Proust, James, Woolf, Duras
This dissertation explores the question of "impossible" generation at its intersection with two forms of productivity: war production and natural generation, in literary and philosophical texts. I use the figure of "impossible ...