David J. Gorman
Critical Theory, Comparative Literature
Office: RH 233
- Ph.D. Columbia University; 1989
- M.A. Columbia University; 1979
- B.A. Columbia College, NY; 1977
Professional InterestsI have published in various formats on the history and theory of literary study, including essays, reviews, bibliographies, translations and entries in reference works. I also have strong interests in philosophy (especially the philosophy of language) and in classics (especially the history of the classical tradition). As a generalist by vocation, after a few drinks I will admit that my central interest is in literature as a whole.
“Shklovsky and Narrative Theory.” Viktor Shklovsky’s Heritage in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy. Ed. Slav Gratchev and Howard Mancing. Lexington Books, 2019. 65-78.
Co-editor (with Michelle Zerba). Norton Critical Edition of the Poetics of Aristotle. Norton, 2018.
“Russian Formalism.” The Blackwell Companion to Literary Theory. Ed. David H. Richter. Wiley, 2018. 37-47.
Coeditor (with Kenneth Womack), special issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 19.2 (2017): Cultivating Humanity: The Literary and Moral Thought of Martha Nussbaum.
“Ideology in Light of the Theory of Meaning.” Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions. Ed. Sanja Bahun and Dušan Radunovic. Ashgate P, 2012. 59-74.
"The Future of Literary Study: An Experiment in Guesswork." Modern Literature Quarterly 72.1 (2011): 1-18.