James Elkins Professor School of the Art Institute of Chicago Commons username: @jameselkins Following 62 members View ActivityProfileSites 0CORE deposits 8Following 62Followers 4Groups 16DiscussionsDocs Academic Interests 19th-century German literature19th-century Russian literature20th-century American literature20th-century American novel20th-century British literature20th-century French literature20th-century German literature20th-century Italian literature20th-century literature20th-century Modern Greek Literature20th-century poetics20th-century transnational literature20th-century world literature21st-century American literature21st-century anglophone literature21st-century British literature21st-century Chinese literature21st-century French literature21st-century German literature21st-century Irish literature21st-century literature21st-century poetics21st-century Spanish literature21st-century transnational literatureaesthetic theoryAnne CarsonArabic literatureArgentine literatureArno SchmidtArt TheoryBorder theoryCanadian literatureCentral American literatureCesar AiraChinese-Western comparative literatureClassical rhetoricComparative literary studiesComparative literatureContemporary global fictionCritical theoryDavid Foster WallaceDavid MarksonDecolonial theoryEnglish world literaturesExperimental approaches to literatureFernando PessoaFin-de-Sìecle Literature & CultureFlann O'BrienFrench literatureGeorges PerecGlobal anglophone literatureGlobal literary flowsHistory of literary studyHistory of rhetoricHistory of the novelInterdisciplinary literary criticismJames JoyceLiterary criticismLiterary modernismLiterary translationLudwig WittgensteinMarianne FritzModern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and CultureNovel criticismoulipoPostmodern American literatureRhetoric of literary criticismRobert MusilRoberto BolañoSamuel BeckettThomas AquinasThomas BernhardThomas PynchonWord and image studies Commons Groups HCAdvocating for the HumanitiesAmerican LiteratureArchivesDigital HumanistsFeedback and Feature RequestsGerman Literature and CultureHumanities AdvocacyLiterary TranslationMusic and SoundMLARCWS History and Theory of CompositionTC Philosophy and LiteratureTC Science and LiteratureTC Translation StudiesTheory and ModernismTM Language TheoryTM Literary and Cultural Theory Recent Commons Activity deposited On A Lack of Ambition: Notes … deposited A Vertiginous Slide Into Lite… deposited What is Psychological Complex… deposited Why it is Important That Nove… deposited What Happens When Constrained… Commons Sites AboutHistorian of art and science, art theory, art criticism, global art. I am active on Academia and Facebook. Texts and books are uploaded at Academia and on my website. EducationSee the vita or LinkedIn. Work Shared in COREArticlesOn A Lack of Ambition: Notes on Laszlo Krasznahorkai, The Last WolfA Vertiginous Slide Into Literary Self-Regard: Notes on Enrique Vila-Matas, Because She Never AskedWhat is Psychological Complexity? Notes on Dostoevsky, Notes from UndergroundWhy it is Important That Novels Fail in Many Ways: Notes on Romina Paula, AugustWhat Happens When Constrained Writing Doesn’t Follow Its Constraints? Notes on Alejandro Zambra, Multiple ChoiceA History of the Novel Without Literary Theory: Notes on Steven Moore, The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800How Philosophical Fiction Works Against Fiction: Notes on DeLillo’s Point OmegaHow to Structure a 1,300 Page Book: Notes on William Vollmann’s Imperial Other PublicationsSee the live vita online. ProjectsSee the updated listing on my website. Upcoming Talks and ConferencesSee the updated listing on my website.