Director, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism
Distinguished University Professor
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism: http://publish.uwo.ca/~nassr/
My work focuses on and interrelates the three areas of Romantic literature (particularly the 1790s, the Godwin-Shelley Circle, Coleridge and Blake), Idealist and Romantic philosophy (particularly Hegel, Schelling and Schopenhauer), and contemporary theory (particularly deconstruction, its antecedents and aftermath). I am currently working on organizations of knowledge and (inter)disciplinarity from Hegel and Schelling to Foucault and Derrida, with particular reference to the role of philosophy and the unsettling of philosophy by the life sciences in the long Romantic period. Two books that I am currently working on are Zones of Entanglement: Interdisciplinarity From Hegel and Schelling to Foucault, and Reading Between Hegel and Schelling. Future projects include a study of the relationship between aesthetics, pathology, and history in a number of philosophical, medical and literary texts of the Romantic period. I am also working on an edition of William Godwin's novel, Mandeville: A Tale of the Seventeenth Century for Broadview Press.