Joshua Schuster

Professor, Director of the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, English, 2007 
Maîtrise, Université de Paris, X, Nanterre, Philosophy, 2001 
BA, University of Pennsylvania, English, 1998

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My research and teaching interests cover poetics, theory, American literature, and environmental ideas. Most recently, I have published books on understanding extinction (What Is Extinction? A Natural and Cultural History of Last Animals, 2023) and existential risk (Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk, co-written with Derek Woods, 2021). I teach courses on environmental literature, contemporary philosophy, poetry, and American literature.