Andrew Cole

Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism; Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature; Professor of English


(609) 258–4090


31 McCosh Hall


Andrew Cole works primarily as an intellectual historian with an interest in Hegelianism, Marxism, and the Middle Ages. His book, The Birth of Theory (University of Chicago Press, 2014), typifies his concerns, ranging from Plotinus to Deleuze and thinking with the disciplines of literature, history, politics, and critical theory.

Previously, Cole has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford, and a Bloomfield Fellow at Harvard University. At Princeton at large, he sits with the executive committees for the Medieval Studies Program and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and is an affiliate in the postclassicisms network.

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