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David S. Ferris

David Ferris is Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder and currently Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia.  He is the author of Theory and the Evasion of History, Silent Urns: Romanticism, Hellenism, Modernity, The Cambridge Introduction to Walter Benjamin and has edited two volumes of essays on Walter Benjamin. His recent publications include essays on the moral image in Hawthorne and Benjamin, Agamben's messianism, mimetic paradox in Diderot and Fragonard, the politics of the useless in Benjamin, Sebald and Proustian memory, and aesthetic paradox in Jacques Rancière.


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