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Saul Myers, PhD

Saul Myers (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is Professor in the Humanistic Studies Department at Maryland Institute College of Art, where he teaches philosophy, literature, and intellectual history. His research interests are in theories of interpretation and understanding; esthetics; philosophy of music; German philosophy from Kant to Habermas; problems of relativism and incommensurability. Intellectual history and history teaching interests include the Enlightenment; ancient Greek culture; history of ethnography; French anthropology; the Holocaust; the Israel-Palestine conflict. And in literature: high modernism; twentieth-century German and French literature, Shakespeare, the Western Epic tradition from Homer to Pound. He has published on Paul Celan and the Book of Job as well as image and death in Jean Genet's drama, and his presentations include papers on the spatial orientation of Giacometti's sculpture and anti-realism in contemporary politics.