Benjamin Ogden (bogden)

Benjamin Ogden

Teaching Assistant Professor

College of Arts and Letters

College of Arts and Letters

Education

  • PhD (2013) Rutgers University (English)

Research

Twentieth century fiction, South African literature and politics, global literature, history of courage, psychoanalysis.

Institutional Service

  • Literary Salon Chair
  • Hiring Committee for NTT Assistant Teaching Professor in STS Member
  • Palaver: A Journal of Ideas Chair
  • Judge of CAL creative writing contest. Member
  • CAL Literary Salon Chair
  • Judge of CAL Creative Writing Contests Member
  • Roundtable on Courage: Event for Palaver Chair
  • Palaver: The Stevens Journal Publication of First Issue Chair
  • Faculty Literary Forum Chair
  • Literary Salon Chair
  • Faculty Literary Chair
  • Founding of Palaver: the Stevens Journal Chair
  • CAL Creative Writing Contest Member
  • CAL Student Award Committee Member
  • Hiring Committee for Assistant Professor of Quantitative Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Letter Member
  • Working Group for Student -Faculty Interactions, CAL Representative Member
  • Literary Salon Chair
  • Faculty Literary Forum Chair
  • Web/Video Conference Project Committee Member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

Edward Kassakian Grant, Graduate Program in English, Rutgers University, January 2013.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, Summer 2012. Conducted archival research on J.M. Coetzee in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Graduate School Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006-2012.
Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Competitive Summer Research Grant, 2011. Conducted archival research, interviewed J.M. Coetzee, and attended a conference on Samuel Beckett at University of York. Presented at a conference on J.M. Coetzee at the University of Leeds, June 28 2011.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2011. Conducted research in Grahamstown, South Africa at the National English Literary Museum.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2009. Conducted research on the Rwandan genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania.
Rutgers University Pre-Dissertation Travel Award (2009). Conducted research in Arusha, Tanzania (see above).
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2008. Conducted archival research on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
Rutgers University Special Study Award, 2008 ($2000). Conducted research in South Africa (see above).
Graduate School Fellowship, Rutgers University 2006-2007.
Spencer L. Eddy Prize (Honorable Mention). For the best literary essay accepted for publication: “The Coming into Being of Literature: How J.M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year Thinks Through the Novel.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Fall 2010 43 (3): 466-482.
Edward Kassakian Grant, Graduate Program in English, Rutgers University, January 2013.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, Summer 2012. Conducted archival research on J.M. Coetzee in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Graduate School Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006-2012.
Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Competitive Summer Research Grant, 2011. Conducted archival research, interviewed J.M. Coetzee, and attended a conference on Samuel Beckett at University of York. Presented at a conference on J.M. Coetzee at the University of Leeds, June 28 2011.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2011. Conducted research in Grahamstown, South Africa at the National English Literary Museum.
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2009. Conducted research on the Rwandan genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania.
Rutgers University Pre-Dissertation Travel Award (2009). Conducted research in Arusha, Tanzania (see above).
Mellon Foundation Departmental Research Grant, Rutgers English Department, 2008. Conducted archival research on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
Rutgers University Special Study Award, 2008 ($2000). Conducted research in South Africa (see above).
Graduate School Fellowship, Rutgers University 2006-2007.
Spencer L. Eddy Prize (Honorable Mention). For the best literary essay accepted for publication: “The Coming into Being of Literature: How J.M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year Thinks Through the Novel.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Fall 2010 43 (3): 466-482.

Selected Publications

A Polish translation of my second book was put into production by the Polish publisher Oficyna Ingenium. To celebrate the publication of the Polish translation of my book, I will be giving readings in both Warsaw and Krakow. I will also be leading smaller seminars in each city, wherein I will discuss J.M. Coetzee’s novels Disgrace and Age of Iron.

    Book

    1. Ogden, B.; Ogden, T. H. (2013). The Analyst's Ear and the Critic's Eye: Rethinking Psychoanalysis and Literature. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Book Review

    1. Ogden, B. (2022). Review of A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature by Merav Roty. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1 ed., vol. 103).

    Courses

    CAL 103 and 105
    HLI 495: Globalization in Literature and Film
    HLI 495: Literature in the Age of Globalization
    HHS 495: A History of Human Courage