Richard Goodkin

Position title: Professor Emeritus of French, Department of French and Italian


Languages: English, French.

Research Interests: 17th-century French theater, 19th and 20th-century narrative, Symbolist poetry, French film, intertextuality, Greek tragedy, psychological approaches to literature, philosophy and literature, mathematics and literature.

Education: Ph.D. Princeton.

Departments: Department of French and Italian (departmental profile here).

Teaching: Seventeenth-century, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century French literature, with genre specializations in theater, poetry, narrative, and film.

Selected Publications:
In Memory of Elaine Marks: Life Writing, Writing Death (edited volume), University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.
Birth Marks: The Tragedy of Primogeniture in Pierre Corneille, Thomas Corneille, and Jean Racine, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
Around Proust, Princeton University Press, 1991.
The Tragic Middle: Racine, Aristotle, Euripides, University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.
The Symbolist Home and the Tragic Home: Mallarmé and Oedipus, John Benjamins, 1984.