Aaron Botwick received his BA from Oberlin College (2011) and an MA (2013) and PhD (2020) from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

His dissertation, "The Leap and the Gap: Writing Suicide in Modernist Britain," identifies a transformation in suicide discourse between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and is particularly concerned with the multidirectional relationship between fictional suicide, the popular press, and early experiments in sociology and psychoanalysis. Authors under consideration include Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, John Galsworthy, Ford Madox Ford, Émile Durkheim, Sabina Spielrein, Sigmund Freud, and D.H. Lawrence.

Aaron blogs about theater at scribicide.com and lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his girlfriend and their dog.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Modernism, suicide, modern drama, Holocaust literature, genre fiction


"Whispering Together in the Dark: Rereading Samuel Beckett’s Homosociality through Harold Pinter" 
"A Reader’s Beheading: Nabokov’s Invitation and Authorial Utopia" (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/609478)