Geoffrey Hartman is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University. He has taught at many other Universities in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. He directed the international School of Criticism and Theory from 1982 to 1987. His books include The Unmediated Vision: An Interpretation of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Rilke, and Valéry (1954), André Malraux (1960), Wordsworth’s Poetry, 1787--1814 (1964), Beyond Formalism: Literary Essays, 1958--1970 (1970), The Fate of Reading and Other Essays (1975), the recently republished Criticism in the Wilderness: The Study of Literature Today (1980), Saving the Text: Literature/Derrida/Philosophy (1981), Easy Pieces (1985), The Unremarkable Wordsworth (1987), Minor Prophecies: The Literary Essay in the Culture Wars (1991), The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust (1996), The Fateful Question of Culture (1997), Scars of the Spirit: The Struggle against Inauthenticity (2004), and A Scholar’s Tale: Intellectual Itinerary of a Displaced Child of Europe (2007). He is the editor of Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective (1986). The Geoffrey Hartman Reader was published in 2004 by Edinburgh University Press.
Hartman has received many prizes and several honorary degrees. In addition to continuing his work on Romantic poetry and on literary criticism as a creative endeavor, he helped to found Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and lectures on issues dealing with testimony.
Essays in Partial Answers
Paul Fry’s Wordsworth, and the Meaning of Poetic Meaning, or Is It Non-Meaning? : Letter to a Colleague and Friend
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