Rebecca Ariel Porte - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Rebecca Ariel Porte

Core Faculty

Rebecca Ariel Porte (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is a member of the Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she teaches a spectrum of courses in literature, philosophy, and theory across centuries, cultures, and canons. She is currently at work on a book about paradise, Arcadia, and the Golden Age.


Marxism and Literature

Proust in Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights (In-Person)

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

Proust in Time: Swann’s Way

Reading Sianne Ngai: Aesthetics, Emotions, and Capitalism

Proust in Time: Time Regained

Philosophy of Fashion

Fantasy, Romance, and Power: The Faerie Queene and Beyond

James Joyce: Ulysses

Silent Film: Cinema, Society, and the Avant-Garde

Dante: The Divine Comedy

Introduction to Queer Theory

Proust in Time: The Fugitive

Lauren Berlant: Cruel Optimism

The Sublime: Aesthetics, Terror, and Pleasure

Emily Dickinson: Poetry, Heresy, and Desire

Pleasure: Theory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

Modern Sappho: Poetry, Sexuality, and Theory

On Decadence: Aesthetics, Culture, and Decline

Proust in Time: The Prisoner

Krazy Kat: Comics, Modernism, and Popular Culture

Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady

Poetry and Poetics: An Introduction

Aesthetics and the Senses

What is Literary Criticism?

Virginia Woolf: The Waves

Moby-Dick: Reading the White Whale

Feminist Science Fiction

Modern Poetry: Memory and Desire

Proust in Time: Sodom and Gomorrah

John Milton: Paradise Lost

Fredric Jameson: Art, Postmodernism, and Utopia

Proust in Time: The Guermantes Way

Cold Pastoral: Literature, Nature, and the Anthropocene

Melancholy: Philosophy, Literature, and Aesthetics

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

Roland Barthes: Beyond Interpretation

Poets of New York City

Jane Austen and the Problem of Other Minds

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

New Materialisms: an Introduction

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

Shakespeare, In Theory

Queer Feelings: Understanding Eve Sedgwick

On Decadence

Wordsworth and Coleridge: Romanticism and the Radical Imagination

Jane Eyre: Gender and Affect

European Avant-Gardes: Art History, Theory, Practice

Virginia Woolf: Embodiment and Novel Experiments