Maya Kronfeld

Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities, Comparative Literature and Humanistic Studies; Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows

Portrait of Maya Kronfeld

Maya Kronfeld holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Her current book project, based on her dissertation, “Spontaneous Form: Four Studies in Consciousness and Philosophical Fiction,” integrates literary studies with Kantian approaches to cognition. Her interests include English and French romanticism and modernism, philosophy of mind, and jazz studies.

Maya Kronfeld is also a professional pianist and teaches at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Her article, “The Philosopher’s Bass Drum: Adorno’s Jazz and the Politics of Rhythm” appears in Radical Philosophy.

In fall 2020, she will teach her seminar “Saying ‘I’: First Person Point of View in Literature and Philosophy.” In spring 2021, she plans to co-teach in the Humanities Sequence “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture from the Renaissance to the Modern Period: History, Philosophy, Religion, Literature and the Arts.”

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