Saul Anton

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Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE Humanities & Media Studies (718) 636-3790 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (4)

20/SP-HMS-201A-13 Literary and Critical Studies II

20/SP-HMS-498B-13 Advanced Transdisciplinary Writing

20/SP-HMS-498B-14 Advanced Transdisciplinary Writing

20/SP-WAC-495C-03 Studio Writing 3


B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ph.D., Princeton University


Saul Anton has published articles about Diderot, Kant, Winckelmann, Voltaire, Baudelaire, Barthes, Agamben, Nancy, and others. He also writes about contemporary art and culture. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in Artforum, frieze, Bookforum, Afterall, Bomb, and other publications.

His research interests include: Critical Theory, Aesthetics and Politics, Philosophy and Literature, Enlightenment Philosophy and Culture, Contemporary Art, Cinema and Media Studies.


Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens, 2015 (Afterall/MIT Press, 2015)

Warhol's Dream (JRP Ringier/Les Presses du réel, 2007). With an introduction by Pamela Lee.

Selected Essays, Articles, and Reviews:

"Belated Cosmopolitanism: ‘Tabula Rasa’ at the Kunsthalle Tbilisi," (2019)

"One Sentence for Sol Lewitt," in I stand in my place with my own day here: Site-Specific Art at The New School, edited by Frances Richard (The New School/Duke University Press, 2019).

"The Whole is the False: Hito Steyerl's Duty Free Art," Artforum (Mar. 2018)

"The World Goes On: László Krasnahorkai," 4 Columns (Nov. 2017)

"Anicka Yi: Ants, Mold, Sweat," 4 Columns (Mar. 2017)

“Process and Politics: On the Whitney Biennial 2014,” Afterall (Summer 2014)

"Style and History in Diderot and Winckelmann," in Style in Theory: Between Philosophy and Literature (Continuum Press, 2012)

“Bin Laden’s Death Mask: On Photography and Biopolitics,” Fillip 15 (Fall 2011)

“Propositions and Publications: On Dexter Sinister,” Afterall 27

"Kant in Stereo," Critical Introduction to Jean-Luc Nancy, The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus (Stanford University Press, 2008)


Jean-Luc Nancy, The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus (Stanford University Press, 2008)