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Paul L. Fortunato

Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Teaching and Research Interests:
Phenomenology as a tool for aesthetic and ethical theory, British Victorian literature (particularly the work of Oscar Wilde) and consumer culture, Modernist aesthetics and history of aesthetic theory, disability studies, composition studies, student symposia.

Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde.
New York: Routledge, 2007

Scholarly Articles
"Philosophy with a Needle and Thread: Wilde's Modernist Aesthetics-cum-Commodification." (College Literature, Summer 2007)

"Rosamund Marriott Watson's 'The Seductiveness of Dress': A Phenomenology of the Woman-of-Fashion" (current project, for an edited collection entitled Feminist Theory and Fashion in Modernity)

"Art and Fashion in Oscar Wilde's 'Cracked Looking-Glass'" (current project, for an edited collection about Oscar Wilde's critical essays)

Photograph of Paul Fortunato


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