Redfield, Marc 1958-

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Redfield, Marc 1958-


Born October 6, 1958, in NY; married; children: one. Education: Yale University, B.A. (summa cum laude), Cornell University, Ph.D., 1990.


Office—Department of English, Centers for the Arts and Humanities, Claremont Graduate University, 121 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711. E-mail—[email protected]


Universite de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland, assistant professor, 1986-1990; Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, began as assistant professor, became professor of English, 1990—.


Modern Language Association, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, American Comparative Literature Association.


First Book Prize from Modern Language Association, 1997, for Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman.


Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1996.

(Editor, with Janet Brodie) High Anxieties: Cultural Studies in Addiction, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 2002.

The Politics of Aesthetics: Nationalism, Gender, Romanticism, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2003.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including German Quarterly, Current Anthropology, Diacritics, and Modern Fiction Studies.


Marc Redfield's book Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman critiques the aesthetic literary theory as it relates to the bildungsroman genre. In this "subtle and finely argued book," as Jonathan Loesberg called it in Victorian Studies, the author sets out to deconstruct aesthetics and, in particular, the idea of organic form. Reviewing Phantom Formations for the German Quarterly, Alexander Gelley said of the author: "There is a curiosity and zest in his interpretive practice that keeps one reading and learning. His range of reference is extensive and discriminating, and he engages relevant secondary criticism in a lively manner."



German Quarterly, fall, 2000, Alexander Gelley, review of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman, pp. 425-426.

Victorian Studies, autumn, 1997, Jonathan Loesberg, review of Phantom Formations, p. 138.