Gauss Seminars Executive Committee

2020–21

Andrew Cole: Professor of English; Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Benjamin C. Baer: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Devin Fore: Professor of German

Eric Gregory: Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Professor of Religion

Brooke Holmes: Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics

Russell Leo: Assistant Professor of English

Dan-el Padilla Peralta: Associate Professor of Classics

Rachel Price: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Irene Small: Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Criticism

Gayle Salamon: Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

2019-20

Andrew Cole: Professor of English; Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Benjamin C. Baer: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Devin Fore: Professor of German

Eric Gregory: Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Professor of Religion

Brooke Holmes: Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics

Russell Leo: Assistant Professor of English

Rachel Price: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Irene Small: Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Criticism

Gayle Salamon: Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies

2018-19

Andrew Cole: Professor of English; Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Devin Fore: Professor of German

Eric Gregory: Chair, Humanities Council; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies; Professor of Religion

Thomas Hare: William Sauter LaPorte ’28 Professor in Regional Studies; Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature

Brooke Holmes: Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics

Russell Leo: Assistant Professor of English

Spyros Papapetros: Associate Professor, History and Theory of Architecture

Rachel Price: Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Irene Small: Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art and Criticism

Moulie Vidas: Associate Professor, Religion and the Program in Judaic Studies; Behrman Faculty Fellow


The first director of Gauss Seminars was Francis Fergusson, who led the initial seminars in 1949. He was followed by R. P. Blackmur (1957–1965), Joseph Frank (1966–1975), and several others, including Victor Brombert (1986–1989), Michael Wood (1995–2001), Hal Foster, Daniel Heller-Roazen (2007–2014), and Andrew Cole (2015–2019).

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