Arne De Boever (PhD Columbia, 2009) teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the School’s MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics. He has published numerous articles on literature, film, and critical theory and is editor of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. He also edits the critical theory/philosophy section of the Los Angeles Review of Booksand recently joined boundary 2 as an Advisory Editor.
He is currently at work on a new book project, tentatively titled Finance Fictions, which deals with psychosis in the contemporary American finance novel. Hannah Wallenfels at Merve (Berlin) summarized the project nicely in a single image:
Arne’s courses at the undergraduate and graduate level have dealt with the September 11 novel, superhero politics, biopolitics, Giorgio Agamben, philosophies of care, generation X, and posthumanism. At CalArts, he tested the limits and limitations of aesthetic education by putting together an interdisciplinary course cluster on bioart (Fall 2010). In the Fall of 2010, he lectured on “The Philosophy of (Aesthetic) Education” at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. In the Fall of 2012, he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.