Paul Kottman Paul A. Kottman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts. He is a member of the Committee on Liberal Studies, and is affiliated with the Philosophy Department. He holds the Abilitazione, Professore Ordinario in Filosofia, Estetica (Professor of Philosophy, Aesthetics) in Italy. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tokyo; the Università degli studi di Verona; Instituto per gli studi filosofici, Naples; and the International Chair in Political Languages, Dipartimento di Politiche Pubbliche e Scelte Colletive (POLIS), Università del Piemonte Orientale. He has been awarded residential fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Institute for Research in the Humanities) and Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln.
He is the editor of a new book series at Stanford University Press, Square One: First Order Questions in the Humanities
His most recent book is Love as Human Freedom (Stanford University Press, forthcoming). Excerpts of this book are available here.
He is the author of Tragic Conditions in Shakespeare (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and A Politics of the Scene (Stanford University Press, 2008).
He has also edited two volumes, Philosophers on Shakespeare (Stanford University Press, 2009) and The Insistence of Art: Aesthetic Philosophy and Early Modernity (Fordham University Press, forthcoming). Some of his other essays and writings are available for download here.