Mitchell Greenberg

Mitchell Greenberg

Goldwin Smith Professor of Romance Studies; Chair

mdg17@cornell.edumdg17 Office: KLR K172 Phone: 5-1373

Mitchell Greenberg received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor of French Literature, specializing in sixteenth and seventeenth century French and Comparative Romance literatures, he is the author of Detours of Desire: Readings in French Baroque (1984); Corneille, Classicism, and the Ruses of Symmetry (1990); Subjectivity and Subjection in Seventeenth-Century Drama and Prose: The Family Romance of French Classicism (1992); and Canonical States, Canonical Stages: Oedipus, Othering, and Seventeenth-Century Drama (1994), winner of the MLA Jean and Aldo Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literature. Baroque Bodies: Psychoanalysis and the Culture of French Absolutism, was published in 2001. His latest book, Racine: From Ancient Myth to Tragic Modernity, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2010 . He is interested in modern critical readings of early modern texts. He teaches courses on the Baroque and Classical periods, Freudian and post-Freudian psychoanalysis and Comparative Romance literatures.