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Paul Kottman

Paul Kottman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, in New York City. He is the author of Love as Human Freedom (Stanford, 2017); Tragic Conditions in Shakespeare (Johns Hopkins, 2009), and A Politics of the Scene (Stanford, 2008). He has held visiting professorships at the University of Tokyo; the Università degli studi di Verona; Instituto per gli studi filosofici, Naples; and the International Chair in Political Languages, Dipartimento di Politiche Pubbliche e Scelte Colletive (POLIS), Università del Piemonte Orientale–as well as residential fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Institute for Research in the Humanities) and Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln. He edits a book series for Stanford University Press called Square One: First Order Questions in the Humanities.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. The institutions on which I depend for shelter, including but not limited to educational institutions and universities
  2. A living wage
  3. Public transportation
  4. Good food and wine
  5. Laughter
  6. Friendships and conversation
  7. The help of others
  8. Libraries and books
  9. Time to think
  10. Great cities

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