Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Peter Szendy

Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow, David Herlihy Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature
Project "Pneumatopolitics: An Archaeology of Conspiring"
Last updated June 29, 2022

Biography

Peter Szendy is David Herlihy Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature. His published work has focused on the archaeology of listening — Listen: A History of Our Ears (Fordham University Press, 2007), All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage (Fordham University Press, 2016) — on the politics of reading — Prophecies of Leviathan: Reading Past Melville (Fordham University Press, 2009), Of Stimatology: Punctuation as Experience (Fordham University Press, 2018), Pouvoirs de la lecture: de Platon au livre électronique (La Découverte, 2022) — and on the economies or ecologies of visuality — Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World (Fordham University Press, 2015), The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images (Fordham University Press, 2019), Pour une écologie des images (Éditions de Minuit, 2021). He has curated the exhibition “The Supermarket of Images” at the museum of the Jeu de Paume in Paris (FebruaryJune 2020).