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Ph.D., University of California, Irvine (2007)
M.A., University of California, Irvine (2000)
B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton (1995)

Recent Courses

Eighteenth-Century Novel
Literature Capstone Seminar
Literature In English II
Modern Condition I
Modern Condition II
The Study Of Literature

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Restoration/18th-Century Literature
Literary Theory
History of the Novel
Political Philosophy

Research Interests

Commodity Culture
Art and Politics
History of Political Economy

Grants/Sponsored Research

Harper-Schmidt Fellow & Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities @ The University of Chicago 2007-2010

Book Chapters

Craig Carson (2012). "The Anatomic Economy: Mandeville's Treatise of the Hypochondriak and Hysterick Passions". In Sabine Arnaud & Helge Jordheim (Eds.). The Body and Its Images in Eighteenth-Cenutry Europe. (pp. 167-181). Paris, France: Honoré Champion.

Craig Carson (2012). “Religion and the French Revolution; or, the Politics of Incarnation". In Sanja Perovic (Eds.). Fragments of Religion: Sacred and Secular Agency in Early Modern France. (pp. 160-172). London, United Kingdom: Continuum.

Refereed Articles

Craig Carson (2013), Adam Smith and Economic Citizenship. Postmodern Culture, Volume 22, Number 3.

Craig Carson (2011), "Mandeville, Bernard (1670–1733)". Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture, 884-85.

Craig Carson (2011), The King’s Virtual Body: Image, Text, and Sovereignty in Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France’. Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 115-126.

Craig Carson (2010), Object Lessons: An Introduction to the Art of Geof Oppenheimer. The Point, Issue 3, 79-84.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Craig Carson (2015, February). On the Politics of the Spectacle: Arendt and Debord. Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College, The New School, New York, NY.

Craig Carson (2014, October). Exploring Critical Issues Television Program (Common Core). Telecare/Adelphi University, Uniondale, NY.

Craig Carson (2009, February). Spectacle, Cruelty and Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments. University of Wisconsin, Madison: 2009 Eighteenth-Century Speakers Series.

Craig Carson (2008, August). Panic; or, Shaftsbury's Lucretius. Lucretius and Modernity International Conference: The Eighteenth- & Nineteenth-Centuries 2008, Occidental College.

Craig Carson (2006, April). Materialism and Pathology in the Work of Bernard Mandeville. UC Irvine’s Comparative Literature Works in Progress Series, Irvine, CA.

Craig Carson (2004, October). Our Naked, Shivering Nature: Edmund Burke and the Uncertain Spectacle of the Rights of Man. International Doctoral Colloquium, Munich, Germany.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Craig Carson (2015). Sovereign Spectacles: From Monarchy to Liberal Democracy. In Rethinking Sovereignty Conference (pp. 10). SUNY. Albany, Albany, NY.

Craig Carson (2014). Swarm Economies. In Cultural Studies Association Conference (pp. 12). University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Craig Carson (2013). A Poverty of Philosophy: Autonomism and the Academy to Come. In American Educational Research Association (pp. 13). San Francisco, CA.

Craig Carson (2011). Economic Citizenship. In Citizen-Subject Revisited Symposium, (pp. 15). SUNY, Albany, Albany, NY.

Craig Carson (2010). Rousseau’s Private War: The Politics of Capital Punishment. In Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference, (pp. 14). University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Craig Carson (2009). Writing of the Disaster: Catastrophe Narrative in the Work of Daniel Defoe. In World Making Conference (pp. 10). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Craig Carson (2009). Infinite Accumulation: The Aesthetics of Defoe’s Political Economy. In American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (pp. 10). Richmond, VA.

Craig Carson (2008). Counterrevolutionary Agency: Burke and Maistre. In New Paradigms for Revolutionary Studies (pp. 15). Notre Dame University/Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN.

Craig Carson (2008). Revolutionary Millennialism and Political Incarnation. In Religion in History and Literature Conference (pp. 16). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Craig Carson (2008). Locke and the Private War. In American Comparative Literature Association Conference (pp. 11). Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

Craig Carson (2008). Sympathy Unbound: Adam Smith’s Spectacle of Cruelty. In American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (pp. 14). Portland, OR.

Craig Carson (2007). Mandeville’s Anatomic Economy. In American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (pp. 18). Montpellier Medical School, Montpellier, France.

Craig Carson (2006). Only the Shape of Men: The Aesthetic Economy of Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees. In Rethinking Marxism Conference (pp. 13). U Mass Amherst, Amherst, MA.

Craig Carson (2006). Rousseau, Burke and the Multitude. In American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (pp. 12). Montreal, Canada.

Craig Carson (2005). Transformations of the People: Rousseau and Burke. In International Conference on Romanticism (pp. 15). Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

Craig Carson (2001). Kojève/Bataille: Violence and Legitimacy. In Modern Language Association Conference (pp. 11). Washington D.C..

Craig Carson (2000). Abandoning Law: On the Threshold of the State of Exception. In American Comparative Literature Association Conference (pp. 16). Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Genel, Katia. "The Question of Biopower: Foucault and Agamben." Trans. Craig Carson. Rethinking Marxism 18.1 (2006): 43-62.

Book: The Aesthetics of Democracy: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Political Economy (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan)

Honors and Accomplishments

Teaching Excellence Award for Untenured Faculty 2014- 2015

Université de Paris, Nanterre English Department Teaching Position Award Fall 2003- Fall 2004 (reappointed for Fall 2004- Spring 2005)

Professional Activities

Soapbox Series at Adelphi (co-founder & co-director)

Invited Reviewer, Human Rights Review 2011

Book Review: Maja-Lisa von Sneidern, Savage Indignation: Colonial Discourse from Milton to Swift, Scriblerian, Volume XL, Nos. 1-2 (2008), 158-160.