The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sanford Budick received his A.B. at Harvard College (1963) and his Ph.D. at Yale University (1966). He was formerly Professor of English at Cornell University and is Professor of English at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was founding-director (1980-2000) of the Center for Literary Studies. He is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships. He has written Dryden and the Abyss of Light: A Study of Religio Laici and The Hind and the Panther (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970), Poetry of Civilization: Mythopoeic Displacement in the Verse of Milton, Dryden, Pope, and Johnson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974), The Dividing Muse: Images of Sacred Disjunction in Milton’s Poetry (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985), The Western Theory of Tradition: Terms and Paradigms of the Cultural Sublime (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000). With Geoffrey Hartman he edited Midrash and Literature (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986). With Wolfgang Iser he edited Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989; reprinted Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996) and The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996).
His Kant and Milton was published by Harvard University Press in 2010. He is currently at work on a book entitled How to Achieve Intimacy of Being: Essays on Wordsworth, Milton, Shakespeare, and Sophocles.
Essays in Partial Answers
The Emergence of Oedipus’s Blessing : Evoking Wolfgang Iser
Volume 7, Number 1 , January 2009
History of Humanities
The Will to Poetry : Wordsworth's “Yew-Trees”
Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2014
Literature and Philosophy