Alex Solomon is Assistant Professor of English. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Rutgers University, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century fiction. His research explores the relationship between experimental science and fiction writing from the Copernican Revolution onwards, especially regarding questions of realism and probability in the English novel. He was the recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize in Literature for his dissertation project, “The Rhetoric of Probability from the New Science to Common Sense.”
Alex regularly teaches “Literature and the Age of Empire” as well as foundation courses and English seminars concerning Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, the novel, travel, and science.