Jun 03 2022

Introducing the OSI 2022 Faculty: Ravit Reichman

Posted at 12:32 pm under Uncategorized

We are happy to announce Ravit Reichman as a member of the OSI 2022 faculty! Ravit is Associate Professor of English at Brown University, where she works at the intersection of literature, law, and psychoanalysis. Ravit will convene a workshop with Bryan Wagner on questions of Property, Law and Literature.

Her first book, The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination (Stanford, 2009), examined law and literature in the context of the world wars. She is currently completing a study of property’s cultural and psychological life, Possessive Cases: The Propertied Imagination in Modern Times, which offers a genealogy of property’s expansive role in our psychic life, beginning with more conventional notions of property and ending in ideas of property restitution as a vehicle for justice. Her articles on affect and law, colonial jurisprudence, capital punishment, and counterfactual life, as well as on writers like Albert Camus, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce, have been published in a range of journals and volumes. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a Howard Foundation Fellow.

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