Rutgers English

Faculty Profile

Andrew Goldstone
Assistant Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 019
College Avenue Campus

Phone: (848) 932-7935

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Andrew Goldstone specializes in twentieth-century literature in English. His research and teaching interests span modernist and non-modernist writing of the last century, literary theory, the sociology of literature, and the digital humanities. Before coming to Rutgers, he taught at Yale (where he received his doctorate in 2009), Stanford, NYU, and The New School. Goldstone's book, Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man (Oxford University Press, 2013), shows how modernists' many attempts to make literature a law unto itself devised distinctive modes of relation between literary works and their social world. The most aestheticist writers of modernism, including Wilde, James, Proust, Eliot, Adorno, Barnes, Joyce, Stevens, and de Man, all made the pursuit of literary autonomy a way for literature to connect to other fields of social life, from the world of domestic labor to the quarrels among academic disciplines. Goldstone's work in progress includes a book project, "Wastes of Time: Genre and the Literary Field since 1890," and a text-mining investigation of the scholarly field of modernist studies. He is also a regular blogger at http://arcade.stanford.edu.

Education Areas of Specialization
Ph.D., in English, Yale University (2009)
A.B. in Physics and Mathematics, Harvard University (2004)

Twentieth-century British, American, and Anglophone fiction and poetry; modernism in English and French; literary theory; the sociology of literature; genre fiction and popular literature; computational methods for literary study; Indian writing in English; literary transnationalism and symbolic capital in world literature; cognitive approaches to literary study; digital document processing and publication.

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Awards and Distinctions Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Signs Digital Humanities Fellow, 2014
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Stanford University, 2009–2011
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program Fellowship, 2009–2010 (declined)
  • James A. Veech Dissertation Prize, Yale University, 2011
    (for the best dissertation in English in 2009–2010)
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Wallace Stevens Society
Courses Taught (incl. grad and undergrad)