Amanda Anderson

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English

Brown University

Amanda Anderson is Caroline Donovan Professor of English Literature at Johns Hopkins University and the Director of the School of Criticism and Theory, a six-week summer institute located at Cornell University.   She specializes in critical theory and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, and her teaching has included courses on forms of argument in contemporary theory; Victorian internationalism; Nineteenth-century realism; literary theory; and ethics and aesthetics.  She is the author of The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory; The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment ; and Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture.  She has also co-edited, with Joseph Valente, Disciplinarity at the Fin de Siècle.