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Peter Gaffney

Foundations, Literature, Philosophy, Ethics

Born in Seattle, Dr. Peter Gaffney received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in comparative literature and literary theory.

He has taught courses in film theory and history, American literature, French and Italian language, and English composition at University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and the Université de Paris X-Nanterre, and he has worked as art director at Leo Burnett advertising agency in Prague.

His interests include cinema, avant-garde art and literature, psychoanalysis, and he is editor of The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Philosophy and Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), a collection of essays on philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

Dr. Gaffney joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2006.