Geoffrey Hartman (1929-2016), Sterling Professor Emeritus & Senior Research Scholar of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University, co-founder of the Yale Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, foremost specialist on William Wordsworth, literary criticism, and Holocaust literature, in particular testimonies, Honorary Member and Scientific Advisor of the City for the Cultures of Peace. His numerous publications 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), Criticism in the Wilderness: The Study of Literature Today (1980), Saving the Text: Literature/Derrida/Philosophy (1981), Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective (1986, editor), 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), A Critic’s Journey: Literary Reflections, 1958-1998 (1999), Scars of the Spirit: The Struggle Against Inauthenticity (2004), A Scholar’s Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe (2007) that details his experiences as a child refugee in 1939 when his parents sent him away on an unaccompanied Kindertransport to England in order to escape the Nazi regime.
For further information please consult:
http://english.yale.edu/faculty-staff/geoffrey-hartman and http://youtube.com/watch?v=i7giv80GMoM
EVENTS WITH GEOFFREY HARTMAN AT THE CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE
Keynote address at the Forum for the Cultures of Peace, Witnesses Take Their Stand, Senatssaal, University of Vienna, Austria, 27-28 May 2005.
Laureate of the City for the Cultures of Peace, 2005
Photo © Geoffrey Hartmann