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Leo Bersani

Professor Emeritus

Research Areas

19th- and 20th-century literature; psychoanalysis and literature; literature and the visual arts; cultural criticism.


Selected Publications

Homos (Harvard University Press, 1995)

Arts of Impoverishment: Beckett, Rothko and Resnais (with U. Dutoit, Harvard University Press, 1993)

The Culture of Redemption (Harvard University Press, 1990)

The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (Columbia University Press, 1986)

The Forms of Violence (with U. Dutoit, Schocken Books, 1985)

The Death of Stéphane Mallarmé (Cambridge University Press, 1981)

Baudelaire and Freud (UC Press, 1979)

A Future for Astyanax (Little, Brown, 1976)

Balzac to Beckett (Oxford University Press, 1970)

Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art (Oxford University Press, 1965)