Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
1999—2000 Forum on Human Nature
Johns Hopkins University
The Ideology and Imagination of Production
How does literature bear on individual and collective action? Dr. Mieszkowski will study conflicting models of intellectual labor that arise in 19th-century debates about aesthetics and politics to show how the evolution of literary and political thought in the 19th century is the key to the development of modern interdisciplinary studies. A gifted teacher as well as scholar, he will in his course, “Humanities and their Discontents,” offer undergraduates the opportunity to explore Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment accounts of humanity and the process of becoming human.