September - December 2013
Ian Balfour (Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art) is a Professor of English at York University. He writes mainly on literature and aesthetic theory in European Romanticism, as in The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002). He has edited collections on human rights, on Derrida, and on the “foreignness of film.” Twice he has been a Fellow at the Getty Research Institute. He has taught at Cornell as the M. H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor of English and at Williams as the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor. He is currently finishing an interminable book on the sublime. At the Clark he will be working on William Hazlitt and the visual arts.