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Daniel Heller-Roazen is the Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature and the Council of the Humanities.
He is the author of The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World (2011); The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations (2009); The Inner Touch: Archaeology of Sensation (2007), which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s 2008 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies; Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language (2005); and Fortune’s Faces: The Roman de la Rose and the Poetics of Contingency (2003). These books have been translated or are forthcoming in translation in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. He has also edited the Norton Critical Edition of The Arabian Nights (2010) and has edited, translated and introduced Giorgio Agamben’s Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy (1999).
Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2000, he studied philosophy and literature in Toronto, Baltimore, Venice and Paris (BA in Philosophy, University of Toronto; MA in German and PhD in Comparative Literature, Johns Hopkins University). He has received fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Andrew W. Mellow Foundation. In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of the College de France. His most recent book Dark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers, is forthcoming in August 2013.