Before coming to Emerson, Ben Roth taught philosophy and writing at Tufts and at Harvard, where he was awarded certificates of excellence for both in-person and online teaching by the Bok Center. His research focuses on the philosophy of art (especially literature and film), continental philosophy (Heidegger and existentialism, broadly construed), and the role that narrative plays in understanding and self-constitution. His articles have been published in the European Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, Film and Philosophy, Log, and numerous edited volumes. Beyond his scholarly work, he has published more than two dozen (usually very) short stories, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and some public-facing cultural criticism. He studied philosophy and English at Williams College, received his PhD from Boston University, and has also held fellowships at the University of Cambridge and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
- Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
- Since 2023
Ph.D., Boston University
accepted by The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, special issue on The Art and Aesthetics of Capitalism
Reprinted with an added section on Ben Marcus in Literature and Its Language: Philosophical Aspects, ed. Garry L. Hagberg (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)