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Saul Anton

Adjunct Associate Professor - CCE


Saul Anton straddles the domains of critical theory, aesthetics, contemporary art, European Enlightenment, and Continental Philosophy. He has published scholarly articles about Diderot, Rousseau, Kant, Winckelmann, Agamben, Nancy, and others. He is the author of Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens (2015), and the experimental critical fiction Warhol’s Dream (2007). Most recently, he edited Roxy Paine: The Dioramas (Skira, 2021). He has published widely in art and culture magazines such as Artforum, frieze, Bookforum, Afterall, and Bomb, and he is the translator of Jean-Luc Nancy, The Discourse of the Syncope: Logodaedalus (Stanford University Press, 2008).

His current project is After Versailles: Sovereignty and the Poetics of Ruins in the French Enlightenment, an interdisciplinary book-length study of aesthetics and politics in the French Enlightenment that considers a broad range of material in cultural history and theory, political theory, literature, art criticism, painting, and architectureHe is also working on an experimental “translation novel” based on a work he refuses to name until the project is complete.

At Pratt, Saul teaches a wide range of courses such as Horror and Monstrosity, Intensive Film Theory, and Contemporary Media Theory. He is the former Coordinator of the Architecture Degree Projects Writing Program, in which he teaches regularly.


One day, he might have a website.


Ph.D. Princeton University