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Brett S. Levinson


Comparative Literature


Levinson is currently completing two books. The first, entitled The State/Market Duopoly Between Two Nihilisms: Meditations on Things Formerly Known as Politics and Thought, is an analysis of the relation of contemporary political and philosophical thought, on the one hand, and the global transition from state to market, on the other. The second, Literary Politics in Latin America: the Poetics and Practice of Globalization, represents a reconsideration of Latin American culture and politics via a study of the relation of literature to other forms of production.


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • MA, Bryn Mawr College
  • BA, Oberlin College

Research Interests

  • Latin American literature and cultural studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Continental philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Literary theory
  • Third cinema


  • Title F Grant, State University of New York. Fall, 1999
  • Rockefeller Fellow, Santiago, Chile, 1997, "The Limits of Measure: Justice and Transition in Chile"
  • Rockefeller Fellow, University of Virginia, 1998, "Neoliberalism and Trauma"
  • National Endowment for the Humanities grant, 1992, "Colonial Art in Mexico and the Southwestern United States"

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae