Aesthetics, Critical Theory, History of Criticism, Novel, Contemporary Literature, Rationality, Literature and Visuality, Fiction Workshop
Alan Singer works in the fields of literary aesthetics and literary theory. He writes on aesthetic issues in literature and in the visual arts. He has published six critical books, most recently Posing Sex: Toward a Perceptual Ethics for Literary and Visual Art (Bloomsbury, 2018). Professor Singer is the author of many scholarly articles in journals such as SubStance, Novel, Cultural Critique, Culture, Theory and Critique, boundary 2 and Symploke.
Professor Singer is also a member of the MFA faculty in fiction. He is the author of five novels, most recently, The Inquisitor's Tongue. He has just completed Play, a Novel. Professor Singer is the director of the Temple Seminars in Aesthetics and Cultural Theory, convening for a month each June at Temple University's campus in Rome, Italy.
Posing Sex: Toward a Perceptual Ethics for Literary and Visual Art, (Bloomsbury, 2018).
The Self-Deceiving Muse: Notice and Knowledge in the Work of Art (Penn State/Philosophy and Literature Series, 2010).
"Unmaking American Literature: Mind-Making Fictions of the Literary" in American Literature As World Literature (Bloomsbury, 2017).
"Literature Is History: Aesthetic Time and the Ethics of Literary Will," in The Values of Literary Studies (Cambridge U. Press, 2015)