Daniel Herwitz

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D Herwitz

Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor

435 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734.763.2351
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Professor of Comparative Literature
    • Professor of History of Art
  • Fields of Study
    • Aesthetics
    • Film
    • Philosophical essay
    • Study of transitional societies
  • About

    Daniel Herwitz is currently on leave.

    Daniel Herwitz received the Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Chicago in 1984, and has been teaching at the University of Michigan since 2002 where he has served as Director of the Institute for the Humanities from 2002-2012.  Herwitz won a National Book Award in India for Husain. He was Mellon Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (1991-2) also courtesy of the ACLS, and Andrew Mellon Visitor Scholar at the University of Cape Town (2010). He has been invited to be a Fellow at the Australian National University during 2013.  Herwitz's teaching interests in Comparative Literature include graduate seminars on Literature and the Other Arts, Literature, Memory and Trauma, and Literature and Philosophical Aesthetics.  

  • Fields of Writing
    • Aesthetics of Film and Media including new technologies, Visual Art, Architecture, Music
    • Study of contemporary culture and politics
    • Interest in the project of the essay
  • Languages
    • Reading knowledge of German and French
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books
  • Articles
    • (2005) Migration, Michigan Quarterly Review
    • (1998) John Cage, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
    • (1998) Camp, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
    • (1998) Pleasure, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • Book Chapters
  • Essays