Photo of Tim AubryTim Aubry


Location: VC 7-239

Phone: (646) 312- 3980

Tim Aubry is Deputy Chair of the English  Department.  His research focuses on American Literature from the twentieth and twenty-first century, contemporary fiction, literary theory and criticism, and popular culture. He is the author of two books, Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures (Harvard University Press, 2018) and Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans (University of Iowa Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Rethinking Therapeutic Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2015). His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The PointMagazine, n+1, Best American Essays 2014, PMLA, American Studies, and many other venues.  He is currently working on two book projects. The first considers the contemporary crisis in the humanities, highlighting a perspective that has gone missing in many recent conversations: that of students. Drawing upon written feedback from alumni of various liberal arts programs, this book will consider how the humanities influence the everyday experience of those who study them. His second book project will investigate midcentury U.S. public intellectuals, including Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin, David Riesman, Susan Sontag and others, in order to better understand the myth that has been built up around them and the functions this myth has come to serve. At Baruch, he teaches courses in American literature, the modern novel, world literature, and writing. 

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