Lawrence D. Kritzman

Academic Appointments

Chair, Comparative Literature Program
Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences
Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Edward Tuck Professorship in the French Language and Literature
Director, Institute of French Cultural Studies

646-2400/2912
Reed Hall 214
HB 6087
Department(s): 
Comparative Literature
French and Italian
Jewish Studies
Education: 
B.A. University of Wisconsin
M.A. Middlebury College
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

The Columbia History of Twentieth Century French Thought , (Editor and contributor), (2006).

“The Socratic Makeover and the Ethics of the Impossible,” in L’Esprit créateur , (Winter 2006).

The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance , (1991; paperback 1994).

“Remembrance of Things Past: Trauma and Mourning in Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance,” Journal of European Studies , (Spring 2005).

Works in progress

The Fabulous Imagination: The Mind’s Eye in Montaigne’s Essays

“Jacques’s Complaint: Derrida, Mortality and the Maternal”

“Sartre and the Rhetoric of Masculinity;” Roland Barthes