Rachel Kravetz

Rachel Kravetz (B.A., Columbia University; M.F.A., Yale University; Ph.D., City University of New York) has taught writing at Parsons School of Design and Brooklyn College and literature at Queens College. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, empiricist philosophy, aesthetics, and theories of genre. Her book project, “The Art of Cognition: The Role of Aesthetics in British Empiricism,” examines ways in which concepts and images from the history of art structure accounts of how the mind operates, in particular during the nineteenth century. Its central figures are John Locke, the Earl of Shaftesbury, John Ruskin, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and J.G Frazer.