232 Bryan Hall
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Ph.D. Monash University, 1987
M.A. Monash University, 1982
B.A. Cambridge University, 1979
My current research centers on questions of method and interpretation. My recent manifesto "The Uses of Literature" is a neo-phenomenological investigation of aesthetic experiences such as recognition, enchantment, and shock. My work in progress is a book on critique and the hermeneutics of suspicion. I also have longstanding interests in feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, genre (especially tragedy), comparative literature, and cultural studies.
Croatian translation forthcoming, Turkish translation 2010