Dr. Kurt Ozment’s research interests include contemporary poetry, philosophical aesthetics, and writings by artists, composers, and poets on their own work. He is also interested in other forms of commentary, in the relation between citation and translation, and in collaboration.
He received a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wayne State University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation was entitled “Rhetorics of Singularity: The Question of Commentary in the Writings of Theodor W. Adorno, Paul Celan, Morton Feldman, and Roger Laporte.”