Dr. Kristin Boyce

Dr. Kristin Boyce


  • Philosophy


  • Associate Professor




  • George Hall 1200
  • Griffis Hall 210C

Additional Positions

Faculty Fellow, Shackouls Honors College


  • Ph. D., University of Chicago, 2012
  • A.M., in Religious Studies, University of Chicago
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Areas of Research


  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • History of Early Analytic Philosophy
  • Wittgenstein

Recent Publications

  • “Analytic Philosophy of Literature,” Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature, Noel Carroll and John Gibson, eds. (Routledge, December 2015).

  • “What Did James Show his Readers in The Wings of the Dove?” in The Henry James Review 35.1 (February 2014).

  • “The Thinking Body: Philosophy, Dance and Modernism” in Thinking Through Dance, ed. J. Bunker, A Pakes and B. Crowell (Dance Books, 37-51).

  • Review of Graham McFee’s Philosophical Aesthetics of Dance, Dance Research 30.2 Winter, 207-9

  • “Literature, Logic and the Liberating Word: The Elucidation of Confusion in Henry James,” Journal of Philosophical Research 35, 43-87

Forthcoming Publications

  • “In the Condition of Philosophy: Philosophy, Literature and The Sacred Fount” in Wittgenstein and Literary Modernism, eds. Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé and Michael LeMahieu (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)
  • “Review of Jonathan Lear’s A Case for Irony, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2016)
  • “Turning the Quarrel into a Conversation: Philosophy, Theater and Love in Hedda Gabler” invited contribution to The Oxford Companion to Hedda Gabler, Kristin Gjesdal ed. (Oxford: Oxford, 2016)
  • “Ethics, Aesthetics and Nonsense: Elucidating the Unity of Truth, Beauty and Goodness,” invited contribution to Ethics and the Limits of Sense: Essays on Wittgenstein and Value, ed. Reshef Agam-Segal and Edmund Dain (Routledge, 2017).
  • “Film and Fine Art,” invited contribution to The Palgrave Handbook for the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures, edited by Noël Carroll, Laura Teresa Di Summa-Knoop, and Shawn Loht. (Palgrave, 2018).

Works In Progress

  • Why Wander into Fiction? Analytic Philosophy, Literature and the Condition of Modernism