Reginald F. Arragon Professor of German and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Jan Mieszkowski is a specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European literature and philosophy. At Reed, he teaches courses in German and Comparative Literature and has been part of both the Ancient and Modern Humanities staffs. He regularly offers seminars in poetry and poetics, the methods of literary analysis, and continental philosophy. Jan is the author of Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser (Fordham University Press, 2006), Watching War (Stanford University Press, 2012), and Crises of the Sentence (University of Chicago Press, 2019). His recent articles explore a variety of topics in philosophy, literary and critical theory, and media studies. A recipient of National Endowment of the Humanities and Mellon fellowships, he is on the editorial board of Postmodern Culture. Jan is currently writing a book about the poetics of botany.