Charles Shepherdson

Department of English
Director, Liberal Studies Program

Charles Shepherdson

Humanities 318
(518) 442-4056

Ph.D.  Vanderbilt University
M.A.   Vanderbilt University
B.A.    Grinnell College

Research areas: Romantic and Modern Lyric Poetry, Contemporary Literary Theory, Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalytic Theory, 19th-Century Intellectual History

Professor Shepherdson works at the intersections of literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis. Trained in British Romanticism and the history of British poetry, he has also published extensively in continental philosophy and contemporary cultural theory, with particular interests in gender, feminist theory, and the history of subjectivity.

Dr. Shepherdson is the author of Vital Signs: Nature, Culture, Psychoanalysis (Routledge), Lacan and the Limits of Language (Fordham), The Ethics of Female Love (Zenske Studije, Belgrade), and co-editor of The Couch: East Asian Perspectives on Psychoanalysis (Concentric, Taiwan). He is editor of Insinuations, a book series at SUNY Press that has produced more than 20 volumes. He has received support from the Henry A. Luce Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

He has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2006-11), a National Science Council Professor in Taiwan, and Aristotelian Chair in the Liberal Arts at Saint Thomas Aquinas College. He has held fellowships at the Commonwealth Center at the University of Virginia, the Humanities Center at Vanderbilt University, the Claremont Graduate School, and the Pembroke Center at Brown University. He was also a Member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.