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Nancy Yousef
Position: Professor, Baruch College. English
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: (212)-817-8355
Room Number: 4400
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Research Interests: British and European Romanticism; Enlightenment; philosophy and literature; history of psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic theory; feminist criticism; nineteenth-century novel
Specialization: Affect Studies|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Philosophy and Literature|Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature|Romantic Literature

Selected Publications:


  • Romantic Intimacy. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013.
  • Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.


  • “Phenomenal Beauty: Rousseau in Venice” in Romanticism and the City, ed. Larry Peer. New York: Palgrave, 2010. Pp. 87-105.
  • “Romanticism, Psychoanalysis and the Interpretation of Silence,” European Romantic Review, 21: 5 (2010): 653-672.
  • “The Poverty of Charity: Dickensian Sympathy” in Contemporary Dickens, eds. Eileen Gillooly and Deirdre David. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2009. Pp. 53-75.
  • “Can Julie Be Trusted? Rousseau and the Crisis of Constancy in Eighteenth Century Philosophy” in Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing between Philosophy and Literature, eds. Alexander Dick and Christina Lupton. London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008. Pp. 193-210, 273-276.
  • “Wordsworth, Sentimentalism, and the Defiance of Sympathy,” European Romantic Review 17:2 (2006) 205-215.
  • “The Monster in a Dark Room: Frankenstein, Feminism, and Philosophy,” Modern Language Quarterly (MLQ), June 2002: 197-226
  • “Savage or Solitary?: The Wild Child and Rousseau’s Man of Nature,” Journal of the History of Ideas, April 2001: 245-263.
  • “Natural Man as Imaginary Animal: The Challenge of Facts and the Place of Animal Life in Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 27 (3) 2000: 205-231
  • “Wollstonecraft, Rousseau and the Revision of Romantic Subjectivity” Studies in Romanticism 38 (4) 1999: 537-557