Charles Gelman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, New York University, currently completing a dissertation on Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin. He received his BA from Gallatin Study in 2009. His research and teaching interests include historical materialism; psychoanalysis; literary criticism and theory; the intersections of philosophical aesthetics and epistemology from Kant to Benjamin and Adorno; and the cultural, intellectual, and socioeconomic history of modern Europe, with a particular focus on nineteenth-century France.
Teaching and Research Interests
materialist approaches to literary criticism and theory; theory and history of ideology; Marxism and Leninism; psychoanalysis; modern European history
B.A., New York University, 2009 M.Phil. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2014 M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2014