JAMES KUZNER

James Kuzner has research interests in early modern literature and culture, critical theory, cognitive theory, and the histories of selfhood, sexuality, and skepticism. He is the author of Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods, and the Virtue of Vulnerability (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

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James Kuzner is Assistant Professor of English. With a specialty in early modern literature, his research tends to focus on the relationship between literature, selfhood, and political imagination. His first book, Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods, and the Virtue of Vulnerability (2011), traces a strand of early modern republicanism that can be used to develop conceptions of vulnerable, "open" selfhood outlined in contemporary radical theory. He is currently at work on two book-length projects: one called "How Shakespeare Thinks," an exploration of skepticism, faith, and the politics of cognition; and another called "Metaphysical Freedom," a study of Donne, the metaphysical imagination, and the experience of counterintuitive liberties. He has articles published or forthcoming on Shakespeare, Milton, and Donne in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Criticism, English Literary History, Exemplaria, and Modern Language Quarterly. Before coming to Brown, Kuzner was Assistant Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

JAMES KUZNER, Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. University of Maryland, College Park
Assistant Professor of English
English
Phone: +1 401 863 3729
E-mail: James_Kuzner@brown.edu

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