Joseph Bitney

Email: 

bitney@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: 

19th and early 20th century American literature, aesthetics, and literary, visual, and material cultures.

Biography: 

A native Oregonian, Joseph received his B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2014, where he was an undergraduate research fellow, English valedictorian, and winner of the President’s Award for his honors thesis “American Literature and the Problem of Distraction, 1850-1910.” He was initially led to the humanities because of an interest in film, and much of his undergraduate work focused on issues of artistic form and on the intersections between politics and aesthetics.