contemporary poetry; Critical Theory; Visual art and Art History;
David Kaufmann attended Princeton and Yale Universities and has been a member of the English Department at George Mason University since 1989. He is the author of The Business of Common Life (Johns Hopkins, UP, 1995), Telling Stories: Philip Guston's Later Works (U of California P, 2010) and Reading Uncreative Writing (Palgrave, 2017). He has also written a bunch of articles on the Frankfurt School, on contemporary poetry and art, and on literary theory. He is currently working on a book that is tentatively titled Cries of Their Occasions: An Essay on Post-Auratic Poetry.
A frequent reviewer, he teaches a number of different courses on a number of different topics, but spends most of his time worrying about poetry, Adorno, Wittgenstein and, well, poetry.
Here are some of my latest:
Ph.D, Yale, 1989
A.B., Princeton, 1980
Ellen Gorman, Art is Money-Sexy!: The Corporatization of Contemporary Art (2012)