Joshua Landy is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford University. He is also a Professor of Comparative Literature and co-director of the Literature and Philosophy Initiative at Stanford.
Landy is the author of Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust (Oxford University Press, 2004) and of How To Do Things with Fictions (Oxford University Press, June 2012). He is the co-editor of two volumes, Thematics: New Approaches (SUNY, 1995, with Claude Bremond and Thomas Pavel) and The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age (Stanford, 2009, with Michael Saler). Philosophy as Fiction deals with issues of self-knowledge, self-deception, and self-fashioning in Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, while raising the question of what literary form contributes to an engagement with such questions; How to Do Things with Fictions discusses a series of texts (by Plato, Beckett, Mallarmé, and Mark) that function as training-grounds for the mental capacities.
Landy received Stanford's Walter J. Gores Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999 and Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2001. In 2012 he was included in Princeton Review's "Best 300 Professors".
Landy received his BA (in French and German) from Churchill College, Cambridge in 1988; his M.A. from Cambridge University in 1991; and his Ph.D. (in Comparative Literature) from Princeton University in 1997,with a thesis "The cruel gift : lucid self-delusion in French literature and German philosophy, 1851-1914" 
- How to do Things With Fictions . Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780195188561 . According to WorldCat, the book is held in 322 libraries 
- The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age, ed. Joshua Landy and Michael Saler. Stanford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780804752992 According to WorldCat, the book is held in 274 libraries 
- Review by M. S. Vogeler, The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age Choice, July 2009;
- Review by Martin Cohen, Martin Cohen, “Re-Enchanting the World,” The Philosopher;
- Review by Peter S. Cahn, “Joshua Landy and Michael Saler (eds.), The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age,” Anthropological Quarterly 82 (4): 2009, 1087-9;
- Review by Katherine Elkins, “The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age,” Modernism/Modernity 17:4 (2010); 963-4;
- Review by Sergei Zenkine, “The Re-Enchantment of the World,” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 102 (2010): 390-392;
- Review by Joanna Picciotto,
- Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 9780195169393. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 485 libraries 
- Review by: Clive Scott, “Book Review: Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust Journal of European Studies 37 (2007): 419-20;
- Review by Gary Kemp, “Proust on Art and the Value of Living,” European Journal of Philosophy 15:2 (2007): 270-82;
- Review by Anna Howitt, “Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception and Knowledge in Proust,”[permanent dead link] Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 7:2 (2006);
- Review by Gary Kemp, “Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception and Knowledge in Proust,” Philosophy and Literature 29 (2005): 498-500;
- Review by Derek Schilling, “Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception and Knowledge in Proust,” French Forum 30:1 (2005), 128-30; Edward Hughes, “Building by Blocks,”[dead link] Times Literary Supplement, 21 October 2005, 30;
- Review by Johan Sahlin, “Livet är ett litterärt försök (Life is a Literary Experiment),” Svenska Dagbladet, 4 October 2005;
- Review by Mark Calkins, “Secondary Texts,”, May 25, 2005;
- Review by Tom D’Evelyn, “Digging into Proust, with a little help,” The Providence Journal, Sunday, January 16, 2005;
- Review: Choice review, 2005.
- Thematics: New Approaches ed. Claude Bremond, Joshua Landy, and Thomas G. Pavel. State University of New York Press, 1995.
- Review by J. E. Elliott, “Review of Thematics: New Approaches,” Comparative Literature Studies 35 (1998): 312-7;
- Review by David Herman, “Review of Thematics: New Approaches,” Style 31 (1997): 195-9;
- Review by Ignacio Navarrete, “Review of Thematics: New Approaches,” Comparative and General Literature 44 (1996): 168-70.
- When Philosophy Met Literature, Stanford Magazine, January/February, 2007.
- Professors preach 10 commandments of team teaching, Stanford Report, March 15, 2006
- WorldCat item record
- “The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age,” Common Knowledge 17.1 (2011): 198.