Mark Kingwell

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Contact

Position:

Professor

Campus:

St. George,

Email Address:

Phone Number:

416-978-3286

Fax Number:

416-978-4949

Biography:

Mark Kingwell’s areas of research are focused on social and political theory; philosophy of art, architecture and design; and 20th-century continental philosophy.

Visiting posts

  • Clare Hall, Cambridge University (1999)
  • Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California at Berkeley (2000)
  • Baruch College, City University of New York (Weissman Distinguished Professor of Humanities, 2002)
  • Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago (2016)

Major awards

  • Spitz Prize for political theory (1997)
  • Drummer-General’s award for non-fiction (1998)
  • National Magazine Awards for essay-writing (2002) and columns (2004)
  • Honorary DFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, for contributions to theory and criticism (2000)
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award (2010)
  • University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award (2011)
  • Chancellor Jackman Faculty Research Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto (2011)
  • Governor General’s Literary Award for English-French Translation (Glenn Gould; Alain Roy, trans.) (2012).

Research Interests:

Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Publications:

Books

  • A Civil Tongue (1995)
  • Dreams of Millennium (1997)
  • Better Living (1998)
  • Marginalia (1999)
  • The World We Want (2000)
  • Practical Judgments (2002)
  • Catch and Release (2003)
  • Nothing for Granted (2005)
  • Nearest Thing to Heaven (2006)
  • Concrete Reveries (2008)
  • Opening Gambits (2008)
  • Glenn Gould (2009)
  • (ed., with Patrick Turmel) Rites of Way: The Politics and Poetics of Public Space (2009)
  • (co-authored with Joshua Glenn) The Idler’s Glossary (2008) and The Wage Slave’s Glossary (2011)
  • Unruly Voices (2012)
  • Measure Yourself Against the Earth (2015)

Articles

  • “Is It Rational To Be Polite?” (1993)
  • “Interpretation, Dialogue, and the Just Citizen” (1993)
  • “Madpeople and Ideologues” (1994)
  • “Let’s Ask Again: Is Law Like Literature?” (1994)
  • “The Plain Truth About Common Sense” (1995)
  • “Defending Political Virtue” (1996)
  • “Two Concepts of Pluralism” (1998)
  • “Husserl’s Sense of Wonder” (2000)
  • “Meganarratives of Supermodernism” (2006)
  • “Building Dwelling Acting” (2009)
  • “Masters of Chancery: The Gift of Public Space” (2009)
  • “‘Fuck You’ and Other Salutations: Incivility as a Collective Action Problem” (2012)
  • “Frank’s Motel: Horizontal and Vertical in the Big Other” (2012)
  • “Throwing Dice: Luck of the Draw and the Democratic Ideal” (2012)
  • “The Work Idea: Wage Slavery, Bullshit, and the Good Infinite” (2013)
  • “What Are Intellectuals For? A Modest Proposal in Dialogue Form” (2013)
  • “Language Speaks Us: Sophie?s Tree and the Paradox of Self” (2013)
  • “‘We shall look into it tomorrow’: Kierkegaard and the Art of Procrastination” (2013)

Address:

Trinity College, Gerald Larkin Building (room 309), 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2C8