contemporary poetry; art and art history; Jewish literature and culture; eighteenth-century British literature
David Kaufmann attended Princeton and Yale Universities and has been a member of the English Department at George Mason University since 1989. He is the author of The Business of Common Life (Johns Hopkins, UP, 1995) and Telling Stories:The late Works of Philip Guston (U of California P, 2010) as well as a number of articles on the Frankfurt School and on poetry. He is currently working on a book on recent poetry in New York. For years he wrote frequently for Tablet and for the English edition of the Forward, the oldest Yiddish newspaper in the United States. He teaches a number of different courses on different topics.