Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature and Visiting Professor of Literature
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, French Studies, Jewish Studies, Literature
Academic Expertise: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Area of Specialization: Politics and ideology in modern literature
Biography:Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; L.L., Sorbonne, Paris. Postdoctoral research fellow, Columbia University, Syracuse University. Guest professor, New School University and universities of Belgrade, Cologne, Singapore, and Aix-en-Provence. Recipient of awards from New York Council for the Humanities, New School University. Publications: Constant Factors in Translation; Sound and Structure of English; Rilke’s Duino Elegies; Bertolt Brecht in Mandarin; Le Bateau Sobre; numerous reviews, biographies, translations. At Bard since 1962.
- Research Interests: The writing of biographies and autobiographies
- Teaching Interests: Translations, Senior Projects; contemporary non-Western literature; 19th-century European novel; ten plays that shook the world; understanding Modernism and post-Modernism
- Other Interests: History and cultural history; the theater