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Timothy Brennan

Timothy Brennan is a professor in the humanities at the University of Minnesota.

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Stories by this Author

  • The Review | Essay

    What Was Deconstruction?

    Academics fell for Derrida’s charisma, but his school of thought wasn’t what we thought it was.
  • The Review

    The Making of Edward Said’s ‘Orientalism’

    How an unlikely best seller spawned academic feuds, global fame, entire subfields, and its author’s ambivalence.
  • The Review

    The Digital-Humanities Bust

    After a decade of investment and hype, what has the field accomplished? Not much.
  • The Review

    Left, Right, and Muddle

    The problem with Gitlin’s perspective is that he doesn’t do nuance.