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Alex Woloch

B.A. Comparative Literature, Columbia College, 1992
M.Phil. Comparative Literature, Yale, 1995
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Yale, 1998
At Stanford Since: 


Alex Woloch is department Chair. He works on literary theory and criticism, narrative theory, and the history and theory of the novel. His teaching is focused on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature and covers the broad development of the European and American novel. He is particularly interested in problems in formal analysis, the aesthetics of realism and representation, and the relationship between literary form and reference.

He is the author of Or Orwell: Writing and Democratic Socialism (Harvard UP, forthcoming 2015) and The One vs. The Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel (Princeton UP, 2003).  He is also the co-editor, with Peter Brooks, of Whose Freud?: The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture (Yale UP, 2000).

Essays and articles include:

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