Charles Sumner

Associate Professor of English


Charles Sumner has published articles on Marxism and psychoanalysis and the aesthetic theory of Theodor Adorno, as well as on literary and philosophical work by T.E. Hulme, Wyndham Lewis, Anthony Burgess, and Virginia Woolf. He is currently writing a book entitled The Aesthetics of Failure in Anglo-American Modernism, a work which uses Adorno's moral and aesthetic philosophy to understand why certain modernists refuse to imagine resolutions for social antagonisms investigated in their literary works. His teaching interests include modernist and contemporary literature, literary theory, and Marxist social and political criticism.

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