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Neil Saccamano

Associate Professor

 Neil Saccamano

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 293
143 Goldwin Smith Hall


Neil Saccamano is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He has published on eighteenth-century British and French literature and philosophy as well as on contemporary theory that addresses the legacy of the Enlightenment. Most recently, he has written on aesthetics and property in Hume and on faith, reason, and Enlightenment in Derrida, and he has co-edited a collection of essays on Politics and the Passions from Machiavelli to Bentham. He is at work on a critical study of force—as both affective transport and violence--in relation to political and aesthetic community in the eighteenth century, and has most recently focused on Rousseau’s ambivalent critique of cosmopolitical humanity.


    • Comparative Literature
    • English

    Graduate Fields

    • Comparative Literature
    • English Language and Literature


    • French Studies Program


    • Eighteenth-century English and French literature and philosophy
    • Print culture
    • Poststructuralist theory
    • Eighteenth-century moral, aesthetic, and political theory
    • Cosmopolitanism and Enlightenment
    • Print culture and the public sphere
    • Post-structrualist and critical theory