Lawrence D. Kritzman

Academic Appointments
  • Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences

  • Professor of French and Comparative Literature

  • Edward Tuck Professorship in the French Language and Literature

  • Director, Institute of French Cultural Studies


Reed, Room 214
HB 6051


  • B.A. University of Wisconsin
  • M.A. Middlebury College
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected Publications

  • The Columbia History of Twentieth Century French Thought , (Editor and contributor), (2006).

  • "The Socratic Makeover and the Ethics of the Impossible," in L'Esprit créateur , (Winter 2006).

  • The Rhetoric of Sexuality and the Literature of the French Renaissance , (1991; paperback 1994).

  • "Remembrance of Things Past: Trauma and Mourning in Perec's W ou le souvenir d'enfance," Journal of European Studies , (Spring 2005).

Works In Progress

  • The Fabulous Imagination: The Mind's Eye in Montaigne's Essays

  • "Jacques's Complaint: Derrida, Mortality and the Maternal"

  • "Sartre and the Rhetoric of Masculinity;" Roland Barthes