Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, where she specializes in Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, and the Philosophy of Literature. She studied at Columbia University (MFA, Poetry); Villanova University (MA, PhD, Philosophy), and, as a Clarendon Scholar, at the University of Oxford (MSt, European Literature; DPhil, Modern Languages and Literatures, German).
Her books include Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language (Fordham University Press); The Ecstatic Quotidian: Phenomenological Sightings in Modern Art and Literature (Penn State University Press), which won a Choice Award from the American Library Association for Outstanding Academic Title; and Exotic Spaces in German Modernism (Oxford University Press). She has also published many articles in her areas of specialization, co-translated Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religious Life (Indiana University Press), and authored a book of poems, After the Palace Burns, which won The Paris Review Prize. She is currently working on a manuscript on imagination and cognition.
In addition to Fordham, where Professor Gosetti-Ferencei has won the Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Arts and Humanities, she has taught at Bryn Mawr College, University of Maine, and the University of Oxford, and recently held the post of Chair of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, UK. In recent years she was Visiting Research Associate at St. John’s College, Oxford, and Associate Researcher there on the Balzan Foundation Project 'Literature as an Object of Knowledge.'