Office Hours

Tuesday - 11:00-11:30, 4:10-4:40

Thursday - 11:00-11:30





  • Modern British Literature
  • Criticism
  • Comparative Literature
  • Humanities

Ken Asher

Professor of


Welles 221
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Ken Asher has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1986.  He has a joint appointment in Philosophy and English.  His areas of interest are literary theory, philosophy and literature, modern British literature, and Comparative Literature.  Apart from articles in these areas, he has published T.S. Eliot and Ideology (Cambridge, 1995), and is just completing a book on Literature and Ethics.  From 2004-2007 he held a Lockhart Supported Professorship for Research. 

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
Fall 2016 Classes

ENGL 458:
Major Authors:Woolf & Lawrence

    Comprehensive studies of the works of from one to three authors. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.

HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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