Tom Cohen

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Tom Cohen
Tom Dana Cohen

(1953-08-13) August 13, 1953 (age 70)
Education University of Chicago (MA)
Yale University (PhD)
Occupation Cultural theorist

Tom Dana Cohen (born August 13, 1953) [1] is an American media and cultural theorist, currently a professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. [2] He has published books on film studies, comparative literature, theory, cultural studies, Alfred Hitchcock, [3] and Paul de Man. [4] Cohen has also published broadly on American authors and ideology, including Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Mikhail Bakhtin, William Faulkner and pragmatism, as well as on Alfred Hitchcock, Greek philosophy and continental philosophy. [5]


He is the editor (with Claire Colebrook) of the Critical Climate Change Book Series at Open Humanities Press [6] and has lectured and taught internationally, including in China and Fulbright sponsored work in Thailand. He has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship by Shanghai Municipality in Shanghai.


Cohen's education consists of a M.A. from the University of Chicago in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Comparative Literature. Thus Cohen’s work began in literary theory and cultural politics but he has then explored as a philosopher areas of critical theory, cinema studies, digital media and climate change. [7]

Selected bibliography


Reviewed in: Szalay, Michael (1995). "Book review: Anti-mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock". MLN. 110 (4): 983–985. doi:10.1111/edth.12034.

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  1. "Cohen, Tom, 1953-". Library of Congress. Retrieved July 22, 2014. (Tom Dana Cohen; b. 08-13-53)
  2. "Tom Cohen". College of Arts and Sciences. University at Albany (State University of New York). Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  3. Ball, K (2006). "Hitchcock's Cryptonomies vols 1 and 2 (2005) by Tom Cohen". Culture Machine. 1 (1): 1.
  4. Lippit, Akira Mizuta (2000). "Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory (review)". MLN. 115 (5): 1158–1164. doi:10.1353/mln.2000.0067. S2CID   162014015.
  5. Szalay, Michael (1995). "Book review: Anti-mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock". MLN. 110 (4): 983–985. doi:10.1111/edth.12034.
  6. Cohen, Tom; Colebrook, Claire (eds.). "Critical Climate Change". Books: Series. Open Humanities Press. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  7. Tom Cohen – Cultural and Media Studies