Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: LT 1509A
Personal website: http://jeroengerrits.wordpress.com
Jeroen Gerrits is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He obtained an MA in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam (2004) and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the Johns Hopkins Humanities Center (2011). He teaches on and conducts research in film and new media theory and criticism, with special interests in world cinema, in digital literature, and in complex narrative. Jeroen taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature before joining the faculty in 2013.
His recent courses and seminars include: Digital Literature; Narrative in the Digital Age; Philosophy of New Media; Philosophy of Film; Deleuze: Literature and Cinema; Film Adaptation; Surrealism: Literature and Film; Independent American Film; Introduction to European Cinema; Gangster Film in East and West, Introduction to World Cinema
Jeroen is currently finalizing a book manuscript on Philosophy of Film, which centers on Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell's take on the way in which post-war cinema addresses ontological and skeptical questions. He is also writing a series of essays on complex narrative in contemporary American TV series, several of which (on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and "24") have been accepted for publication. He further published several articles and book chapters on film and philosophy, especially on Stanley Cavell's work, and is developing a new book project on digital poetry, with a special focus on its relation to film.
More information on his teaching and research and an updated CV can be found on his wordpress website.
Last Updated: 11/24/13