I teach in the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, direct the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, which I helped found, and I am an adjunct of Comparative Literature and Cognitive Science.
My intellectual interests and the courses I teach focus on aesthetic theory, literature and philosophy, and ways of communicating flagrant encounters with art, usually around texts from the German and European tradition beginning in the eighteenth century.
Some recent and upcoming work:
- Thinking With Kant's Critique of Judgment (Harvard UP, available Dec. 2016).
- Talk at the German Studies Association convention in San Diego (Sept. 2016): "Feeling Life: Reading Teleology With Aesthetics."
- Talk at Harvard University (German), Oct. 27, 2016, title TBA.
- Projects and Publications
- Why I'm an Academic
- C.V. (Word file)
- How to pronounce my name: mee-SHELL sha-OO-lee