Geoffrey Baker

Humanities (Literature)

Associate Professor

Email: geoffrey.baker@yale-nus.edu.sg
Website: www.unhistoricacts.net

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Books:

The Aesthetics of Clarity and Confusion: Literature and Engagement since Nietzsche and the Naturalists (Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, forthcoming)

Realism’s Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Ohio State UP, 2009).

Reviewed in: Comparative Literature 64.2; German Quarterly 84.1; Nineteenth-Century French Studies 39.3/4; Victorian Studies 53.1; Choice Feb. 2010. [Chapter 6, “Global London and The Way We Live Now,” reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 274. Gale, 2013. 329-41. Print.]

Realism’s Others, ed., with Eva Aldea (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“‘I know the man’: Evidence, Belief, and Character in Victorian Fiction,” special issue of Genre, on “Narrative against Data,” co-edited by Adam Grener and Jesse Rosenthal, forthcoming 2017

“Preachers, Gangsters, Pranksters: MC Solaar and Hip-Hop as Overt and Covert Revolt.” The Journal of Popular Culture 44.2 (2011): 233-255.

“Making a Spectacle of Ourselves: The Unpolitical Ending of Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 45.4 (2009): 353-68. [Reprinted in Short Story Criticism, vol. 172. Gale, 2013. 244-253. Print.]

“The Limits of Sympathy: J.M. Coetzee’s Evolving Ethics of Engagement.” ARIEL 36.1-2 (2005, special issue on Postcoloniality and Politics): 27-49.

“Empiricism and Empire: Orientalist Antiquing in Balzac’s Peau de chagrin.” Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 51 (2003-04): 167-74.

“Pressing Engagement: Sartre’s Littérature, Beauvoir’s Literature, and the Lingering Uncertainty of Literary Activism.” Dalhousie French Studies 63 (2003): 70-85.

“Nietzsche, Artaud, and Tragic Politics.” Comparative Literature 55.1 (2003): 1-23. [Reprinted in Nietzsche and the Rebirth of the Tragic. Ed. Mary Ann Frese Witt. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2007. 159-85.]

“Other Capital: Investment, Return, Alterity and The Merchant of Venice.” The Upstart Crow 22 (2002, special issue on “Shakespeare and the Market”): 21-37.

“The Predication of Violence, the Violence of Predication: Reconstructing Hiroshima with Duras and Resnais.” Dialectical Anthropology 24:3/4 (1999): 387-406.

 

Literature and Humanities I and II
Proseminar in Literary Studies
Novel Evidence: 19th-Century British Fiction and the Law

Books:

Realism’s Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Ohio State UP, 2009). Reviewed in: Comparative Literature 64.2; German Quarterly 84.1; Nineteenth-Century French Studies 39.3/4; Victorian Studies 53.1; Choice Feb. 2010. [Chapter 6, on Anthony Trollope, “Global London and The Way We Live Now,” reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 274. Gale, 2013. 329-41. Print.]

Realism’s Others, ed., with Eva Aldea (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Preachers, Gangsters, Pranksters: MC Solaar and Hip-Hop as Overt and Covert Revolt.” The Journal of Popular Culture 44.2 (2011): 233-255.

“Making a Spectacle of Ourselves: The Unpolitical Ending of Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 45.4 (2009): 353-68. [Reprinted in Short Story Criticism, vol. 172. Gale, 2013. 244-253. Print.]

“The Limits of Sympathy: J.M. Coetzee’s Evolving Ethics of Engagement.” ARIEL 36.1-2 (2005, special issue on Postcoloniality and Politics): 27-49.

“Empiricism and Empire: Orientalist Antiquing in Balzac’s Peau de chagrin.” Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 51 (2003-04): 167-74.

“Pressing Engagement: Sartre’s Littérature, Beauvoir’s Literature, and the Lingering Uncertainty of Literary Activism.” Dalhousie French Studies 63 (2003): 70-85.

“Nietzsche, Artaud, and Tragic Politics.” Comparative Literature 55.1 (2003): 1-23. [Reprinted in Nietzsche and the Rebirth of the Tragic. Ed. Mary Ann Frese Witt. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2007. 159-85.]

“Other Capital: Investment, Return, Alterity and The Merchant of Venice.” The Upstart Crow 22 (2002, special issue on “Shakespeare and the Market”): 21-37.

“The Predication of Violence, the Violence of Predication: Reconstructing Hiroshima with Duras and Resnais.” Dialectical Anthropology 24:3/4 (1999): 387-406.

Literature and Humanities I and II