Sandor Goodhart

  • Professor of English
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977

Department Information

 
English // Faculty
Medieval Studies // SIS // Faculty
Religious Studies // SIS // Faculty
Philosophy and Literature // SIS // Faculty
Film Studies // SIS // Faculty
Classical Studies // SIS // Faculty
Jewish Studies // SIS // Faculty
Comparative Literature // SIS // Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Theory & Cultural Studies

  • Research Areas:
    Dramatic literature (Greek tragedy and philosophy, Shakespeare, modern drama), literary theory and criticism (structuralism and poststructuralism, the history of critical theory), and Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible, modern Jewish thought, Holocaust Studies)

     

    Sandor Goodhart received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977 in English and comparative literature. He was one of the earliest graduate fellows of the School of Criticism and Theory at the University of California at Irvine (summer 1977). He is a specialist in dramatic literature (Greek tragedy and philosophy, Shakespeare, modern drama), literary theory and criticism (structuralism and poststructuralism, the history of critical theory), and Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible, modern Jewish thought, Holocaust Studies). He is affiliated with the English and Philosophy Ph.D. Program (in which capacity he served as co-director for Fall 1999), and the Comparative Literature Program. He is the author of Sacrificing Commentary: Reading The End of Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996) and Reading Stephen Sondheim (Garland, 2000). He is at work on two books: Moebian Nights: Literary Reading After Auschwitz and The Tears of Esau: Reading, Revalation, And The Prophetic. He has published articles in Diacritics, Philosophy And Literature, The Stanford Review, Modern Judaism, Contagion: Journal of Mimesis, Religion, And Culture, among other places. He is a member of the editorial boards of Modern Fiction Studies, Contagion: Journal of Mimesis, Religion, And Culture, and Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. He offers graduate courses in "Biblical Reading: The Religious, the Ethical, and the Literary," "Structuralism and Poststructuralism," "Shakespeare," and "Greek Tragedy and Philosophy."

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