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Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei

DPhil, University of Oxford
PhD, Villanova University

Fordham University
Philosophy Department
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, NY 10458

Office: 127 Collins Hall
Telephone: 718-817-2779

Curriculum Vitae


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.'


Recent Articles and Chapters

"The Mimetic Dimension: Literature between Neuroscience and Phenomenology", The British Journal of Aesthetics 54.4 (2014: 425-48).

"Death and Authenticity: Reflections on Heidegger, Rilke, Blanchot", Existenz 9:1 (Spring 2014).

"The World and Image of Poetic Language: Heidegger and Blanchot", Continental Philosophy Review 45:2 (2012).

"Writing in Philosophy and the Literature and Philosophy of Writing (Plato, Mann, Blanchot)" in Philosophy, Literature, and the Crisis of Metaphysics, ed. Sébastian Hüsch (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2011).

"Immanent Transcendence in Rilke and Stevens", The German Quarterly 83:3 (Summer 2010).

"Interstitial Space in Rilke's Short Prose Works", The German Quarterly 80:3 (Summer 2007).