heashot of Ramona Naddaff

Research Expertise and Interest

rhetoric, aesthetics, theory of the novel, ancient Greek philosophy and literature, history of philosophy, contemporary French thought

Research Description

Ramona Naddaff is an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Director, The Art of Writing, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.  She is currently researching a book on censorship and the novel in 19th and 20th-century France, England and the United States. Her forthcoming study, "Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato's Republic" (University of Chicago, Fall 2002) examines the relation, forged through the mechanism of censorship, between philosophy and literature. Drawing on this work, she is examining western philosophical and literary theories of lying from Plato to Derrida. She is also co-director and editor of Zone Books, a non-profit publishing house in New York.

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