Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of Graduate Studies
Office: LT 1509A; Office Hours: Wed 11am-1:30pm
Personal website: http://jeroengerrits.wordpress.com
Jeroen Gerrits is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Graduate Studies. He obtained an MA in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam (2004) and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University (2011). His teaching and research center on intersections between film, new media, literature and philosophy. Jeroen taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature before joining the faculty in 2013. His recent courses and seminars include: Time in Literature, Film and Philosophy; Philosophy of New Media; Deleuze: Literature and Cinema; Film Adaptation; Surrealism in Literature and Film; Introduction to World Cinema. Jeroen's book manuscript, entitled Cinematic Skepticism: Across Digital and Global Turns, connects the film philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell, reviewing them in light of recent developments in the field. It is currently under review with SUNY Press. He also published a variety of essays on cinema, TV series, and film-philosophy.
More information on his teaching and research can be found on his wordpress website.