Alex Moskowitz specializes in American and African American literature through the nineteenth century, Marxism, capitalism, and aesthetics. His book project, American Imperception: Literary Form, Sensory Perception, and Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, explores how sensory perception has been historically determined by economics. Within the context of nineteenth-century racial capitalism, his work investigates the centrality of slavery to the development of the modern sensorium. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary History, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, and elsewhere. He currently serves as Associate Editor of The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies.
Areas of Expertise
American and African American Literature to 1900, Political Economy, Critical Theory, Marxism, The Novel, Aesthetics
- Ph.D., Boston College
- M.A., Boston College
- B.A., SUNY Purchase