Carnegie Mellon University

Rachel Kravetz

Rachel Kravetz

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of English

  • BH 245 L
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


My research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, philosophical prose, aesthetics, and the history of ideas. An essay forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature looks at how ekphrastic landscape images in George Eliot’s last novel reflect the problem of her nationalist ambitions. My book project, “The Art of Cognition,” examines ways in which artistic paradigms inform accounts of how the mind operates in texts of philosophy, art criticism, fiction, and anthropology. I have taught writing in a range of academic settings.