Alvin Kibel


Alvin Kibel


Alvin Kibel has taught at Wesleyan University, the City University of New York, and at the University of Reading, England, and has served for several years as the Head of the Literature Faculty. He has been on the advisory board of Partisan Review and has served as adviser to the National Endowment of the Humanities. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including The American Scholar, Partisan Review, Daedalus, and The New Republic, among others. He initiated the study of film as a subject in the Literature curriculum and initiated and regularly teaches our courses on Literature and Ethics, The End of Nature (subject dealing with literature and environmental issues), and our first-tier courses on the Foundations of Western Culture. He is currently completing a study of fin de siecle culture, and teaches a course on business ethics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

History of Ideas, Literary Theory, Film, Ethics and Literature, Darwin studies

Subjects taught the current academic year:

21L.021 Comedy: Film, Drama, Literature (Spring 2014)

21L.022J Darwin and Design (Fall 2013)

21L.345 On the Screen: American Film Genres (Fall 2013)

21L.706 Studies in Film: American Film Genres (Spring 2014)