Elaine Scarry

Elaine Scarry

Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value
Elaine Scarry

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

Interests: 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:
Naming Thy Name (2o16); 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

Interview with the L.A. Review of Books


Contact Information

Office: Barker 273
p: 617-496-6023
Office Hours: TBA