Paul Oppenheimer

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Research Interests

  • History of the lyric (English, German, Italian, French, Spanish), German and Italian folk literature, Baroque art, literature, music (including modern variations), Studies of evil in literature, film, psychology, The Faust legend, Machiavelli.

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, Comparative Medieval Literature
  • B.A., Princeton University, English, Comparative Literature

Contact

Affiliated Campus(es)

  • The City College of New York

Office Hours

By appointment via email only

Selected Fellowships:

  • Alfred Hodder Fellowship (Princeton University);
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; 
  • Fulbright Senior Fellowship (Germany)

Interests:

  • History of the lyric (especially English, German, Italian, French, Spanish)
  • German and Italian folk literature
  • Baroque art, literature, music (including modern variations)
  • Studies of evil in literature, film, psychology, history, philosophy
  • The Faust legend, the Tristan Legend, Machiavelli

Recent Courses:

  • Gateways to the Modern: The Baroque in Art and Literature
  • Devil Pacts and Rash Promises: the Hinge of Plot in Art and Literature
  • The Invention of Silence: A History of the Modern Lyric and its Revolutionary Influences
  • Jesters, Rogues, Fools, Quacks, Conmen and Spies: the real Subversives in Western Literature
  • The Faust Legend
  • The Tristan Legend

Books:

  • Before a Battle and Other Poems. Harcourt, Brace.
  • A Pleasant Vintage of Till Eulenspiegel. Translated with Introduction and Critical Appendix. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Beyond the Furies: new poems. With ten etchings by Burt Hasen. Editions Faust: Paris and New York
  • The Birth of the Modern Mind: Self, Consciousness and the Invention of the Sonnet. Oxford University Press.
  • Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (2nd rev. edtn.) Garland Publishing.
  • Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (3rd rev edtn.) Oxford World's Classics.
  • Evil and the Demonic: A New Theory of Monstrous Behavior. Duckworth (U.K.), New York University Press, plus paperback edtn.
  • An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Guilt. Duckworth (U.K.); Madison Books (U.S.) edition.
  • Infinite Desire: A Guide to Modern Guilt. U.S. edition: Madison Books.
  • Rubens: A Portrait. (Biography.) Duckworth (U.K.); Cooper Square (U.S.) edition.
  • Blood Memoir, or The First Three Days of Creation. (Fiction.) Marsilio Publishers.
  • Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (4th rev. edtn.) Routledge.
  • The Flame Charts: new poems. Spuyten Duyvil Press.
  • In Times of Danger (new poems)
  • Machiavelli: A Life Beyond Ideology (Continuum)

Articles:

Over 80 articles in such places as American Book Review, US magazine, The International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence
 (political analysis), The New Leader (political reporting from Germany; reviews), London Magazine (U.K.) (political reporting from Germany), The
 Germanic Review, Dimensions (theatre criticism) Backstage, Paedeuma, Art on Paper, The Jewish Quarterly (U.K.), Arion, The Literary Review (U.S.), PN Review (U.K.), Renaissance Quarterly.

Teaching abroad:

At the Sorbonne (Paris III), 1984-85; at the University of North London, 1988-89; at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), 1993-94; at University College London (Department of German), 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999.

Paul Oppenheimer - Professor -  profile photo

Contact

Affiliated Campus(es)

  • The City College of New York

Office Hours

By appointment via email only

Books