Johanna Winant

Johanna Winant is Assistant Professor of English at West Virginia University. Her research focuses on the relationship between modern literature and philosophy; her current book project, Lyric Logic: American Modernism and the Problem of Induction, argues that modern American poetry transforms an epistemological problem—the difficulty of predicting future experiences based on past ones— into an ambitious poetic strategy.


A Dialogue in Process

This summer, the modernist scholar Johanna Winant and I found ourselves working on a number of converging projects, from book chapters to essays on Stanley Cavell’s philosophy and Donald Hall’s poetry. Below we reflect on the process of writing together, sharing work, and discovering the kinds of friendship that collaboration makes possible