Marc Redfield studies British, American, French and German literature and literary theory of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on romanticism and on the history, philosophy, and politics of post-romantic aesthetics. He has written on the Bildungsroman; on intersections of nationalism, media, and technics; on terrorism and war; and on the history and practice of literary theory, particularly deconstruction.

Overview  |  Research  |  Grants/Awards  |  Teaching  |  Publications


Redfield studied at Yale and Cornell, and taught at the Université de Genève and Claremont Graduate University before coming to Brown. He is the author of three books: Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996), The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender, Romanticism (2003), and The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror (2009). He has edited Legacies of Paul de Man (2007) and co-edited High Anxieties: Cultural Studies in Addiction (2002), and served as the guest editor of special issues of Diacritics, Romantic Praxis, and The Wordsworth Circle.

Curricum Vitae

Download Marc Redfield's Curriculum Vitae in PDF Format

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
English, Comparative Literature
Phone: +1 401 863 3624

Marc Redfield's Brown Research URL:

Are you Marc Redfield? Click here to edit your research profile.

Back to search page

Research at Brown: The Directory of Research and Researchers: Research Profile Brown Research home page
Contact Us Search