David Ferris

humanities professor

David Ferris is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at University of Colorado Boulder. David Ferris is Professor of Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Previously he held concurrent positions in Comparative Literature, English and German at the Graduate School and in Comparative Literature at Queens College of the City University of New York, in Comparative Literature and English at Yale University, and in English at Haverford College.

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  • Two understandings of tradition as well as their relation to one another need to be distinguished here. On the one hand, the conservative sense of tradition against which the new or the modern is unfailingly opposed, and, on the other, tradition as the mark of a seriousness in which an essential questioning takes place.
    • "Truth Is the Death of Intention: Benjamin's Esoteric History of Romanticism," Studies in Romanticism, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 1992, p. 458