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William Clark

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
(212) 998-7356

B.A., Cinema Studies, New York University, 2011
Ph.D., Cinema Studies, New York University, 2022
M.A., Comparative Literature, New York University, 2022

William Clark’s teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of critical philosophy, literary theory, and cinema studies. His particular interest is how literary and cinematic forms reflect transforming notions of pathology. His dissertation, Forms of Illness: Illness: Georges Canguilhem and Vital Normativity in Philosophy, Cinema, and Literature, focused on the importance of transcendental thinking to Georges Canguilhem’s theory of vital normativity in addition to the representation of illness in the work of Todd Haynes, Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, and Virginia Woolf. He is a former manager of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room. He has taught at NYU Summer Programs and produces podcasts at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Teaching and Research Interests

continental philosophy; normativity in the history of the sciences; slow cinema; queer cinema (new and old); queer theory; American science fiction; psychoanalysis; Marxism 

William Clark