Robert Kaufman

Job title: 
Department of Comparative Literature

Robert Kaufman’s teaching and research emphasize several interrelated areas: 20th-21st-century American poetry and its dialogues with modern Latin American, German, French, and British poetry; romantic and 19th-century poetry and poetics; philosophical aesthetics, literary theory, and the history of criticism (esp. since Kant and romanticism); and Frankfurt School Critical Theory and the arts (poetry and the other literary genres; music; cinema; painting, etc.).

Research interests: 
Modern/contemporary poetry and poetics; aesthetics, literary theory and history of criticism; Frankfurt School Critical Theory and the arts.