Elaine Scarry | Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value; Harvard College Professor

Education: A.B. 1968 Chatham College
A.M., Ph.D. 1974 University of Connecticut

Phone: 617-496-6023
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4pm; & by appointment
Office: Barker 273


Beauty and its relation to justice. Mental, verbal, and material creation. Citizenship and consent. The language of physical pain. 19th-Century British Novel. 20th-Century Drama.

Selected Works:

Thermonuclear Monarchy (2014), Thinking in an Emergency (2011), Rule of Law, Misrule of Men (2010), Who Defended the Country? (2003), On Beauty and Being Just (1999), Dreaming by the Book (1999), Resisting Representation (1994), The Body in Pain (1985).


Interview with the Boston Review

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