Below is a list of research books, translations, and edited volumes written by current Princeton University Department of Comparative Literature faculty.

Wood-On EmpsonOn Empson

Michael Wood

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heller-Roazen_no_ones_waysNo One's Ways An Essay on Infinite Naming

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berlin for JewsBerlin for Jews

Leonard Barkan

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Michael Wood

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian WomanThe Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman

Written by Galawdewos

Translated and Edited by Wendy Belcher and Michael Kleiner

2015

 

 

 

 

Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical EssaysAristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays

Edited by David J. Furley and Alexander Nehamas

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear ReaderDear Reader

Written by Paul Fournel

Translated by David Bellos

2015

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of a Man Known as Il CondottierePortrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere

Written by Georges Perec

Translated by David Bellos

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ScapegoatThe Scapegoat: A Novel

Written by Sofia Nikolaidou

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2015

 

 

 

 

 

The Imposition of Form

The Imposition of Form: Studies in Narrative Representation and Knowledge

Claudia Brodsky

2014 (orig. 1987)

 

 

 

 

 

 

poeticstresspass.pngPoetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Lital Levy

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Evening News; Optics, Astronomy, and Journalism in Early Modern Europe

Eileen Reeves

2014

 

 

 

 

 

I rememberI Remember

Written by Georges Perec

Translated by David Bellos

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOEGTwilight of the Eastern Gods

Written by Ismail Kadare

Translated by David Bellos

2014

 

 

 

 

 

EmmerichWIKMBF

Why I Killed My Best Friend

Written by Amanda Michalopouou

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2014

 

 

 

 

 

A Companion to Translation StudiesA Companion to Translation Studies

co-edited by Sandra Bermann and Catherine Porter

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Humanities an Public LifeThe Humanities and Public Life

co-edited by Peter Brooks and Hillary Jewett

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCAThe Cambridge Companion to Autobiography

edited by Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAAModernism and Autobiography

edited by Maria DiBattista and Emily O. Wittman

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Rachel Bowlby

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enigmas of IdentityEnigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

darktongueshellerDark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pietr the LatvianPietr the Latvian

Written by Georges Simenon

Translated by David Bellos

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiariesofExileDiaries of Exile

Written by Yannis Ritsos

Translated by Karen Emmerich and Edmund Keeley

2013

 

 

 

 

 

mutepoetryMute Poetry, Speaking Pictures

Leonard Barkan

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

AbyssinAbyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Belcher

2012

 

 

 

 

 

isthatafishinyourearIs That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything

David Bellos

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

renaissanceRenaissance Encounters: Greek East and Latin West

Edited by Marina Brownlee and Dimitri Gondicas

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aferlives of ConfinementSpatial Transitions in Post-Dictatorship Latin AmericaAfterlives of Confinement: Spatial Transitions in Post-Dictatorship Latin America

Susana Draper

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient NovelNarrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel

Edited by Froma I. Zeitlin, Marilyn B. Skinner, and Marília P. Futre Pinheiro

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor's Body: A Novel The Emperor's Body: A Novel

Peter Brooks

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

fifthhammerThe Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Flowers, Spring FrostSpring Flowers, Spring Frost

Written by Ismail Kadare

Translated by David Bellos

2011

 

 

 

 


 

2Anthologie du Mélodrame Classique 

Peter Brooks and Myriam Faten Sfar

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

thetaleofThe Tale of Hansuli Turn

Written by Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

Translated by Ben Conisbee Baer

2011

 

 

 

 

 

The Few Things I Know About Glafkos ThrassakisThe Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis

Written by Vassilis Vassilikos

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2011

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo: A Life on PaperMichelangelo: A Life on Paper

Leonard Barkan

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Romain Gary: A Tall Story Romain Gary: A Tall Story

David Bellos

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novel Characters: A GenealogyNovel Characters: A Genealogy

Maria DiBattista

2010

 

 

 

 

 



 

The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of ArtOnly a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art

Alexander Nehamas

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

sleepwalkerThe Sleepwalker: A Novel

Written by Margarita Karapanou

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2010

 

 

 

 

 

On SunspotsOn Sunspots

Written by Galileo Galilei

Translated and Introduced by Eileen Reeves and Albert Van Helden

2010

 

 

 

 


 

 

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing SuccessWriting Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success

Wendy Belcher

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Looking: Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and ZolaJust Looking: Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola

Rachel Bowlby

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Place of Language. Literature and the Architecture of the ReferentIn the Place of Language. Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Claudia Brodsky

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical BiographyImagining Virginia Woolf: An Experiment in Critical Biography

Maria DiBattista

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Forms of Renaissance Thought: New Essays in Literature and Culture The Forms of Renaissance Thought: New Essays in Literature and Culture

Edited by Leonard Barkan, Bradin Cormack, and Sean Keilan

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rien ne va plusRien Ne Va Plus: A Novel

Written by Margarita Karapanou

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2009

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape with Dog and Other StoriesLandscape with Dog and Other Stories

Written by Ersi Sotiropoulos

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2009

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Sign of the Shield: Semiotics and Aeschylus' Seven Against ThebesUnder the Sign of the Shield: Semiotics and Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes

Froma I. Zeitlin

2009 (orig. 1982)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in RomeSatyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome

Leonard Barkan

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cambridge Introduction to Russian LiteratureThe Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature

Caryl Emerson

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror

Eileen Reeves

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Longman Anthology of World Literature: Volume DThe Longman Anthology of World Literature: Volume D

Co-edited by April Alliston

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlando: A Biography Orlando: A Biography 

Written by Virginia Woolf

Edited by Rachel Bowlby

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd LikeI'd Like

Written by Amanda Michalopoulou

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2008

 

 

 

 

 

Zeami Zeami: Performance Notes Zeami Zeami: Performance Notes

Written by Motoyiko Zeami

Translated by Thomas Hare

2008

 

 

 

 

 

Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern IdentitiesFreudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Rachel Bowlby

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry James Goes to ParisHenry James Goes to Paris

Peter Brooks

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a SensationThe Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modest Musorgsky and Boris GodunovModest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov

Written by Caryl Emerson and Robert William Oldani

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poems (1945-1971)Poems (1945-1971)

Written by Miltos Sachtouris

Translated by Karen Emmerich

2006

 

 

 

 

Realist VisionRealist Vision

Peter Brooks

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echolalias: On the Forgetting of LanguageEcholalias: On the Forgetting of Language

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature and the Taste of KnowledgeLiterature and the Taste of Knowledge

Michael Wood

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper MachinePaper Machine

Written by Jacques Derrida

Translated by Rachel Bowlby

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation (Translation/Transnation) Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation (Translation/Transnation)

Edited by Sandra Bermann and Michael Wood

2005

 

 

 

 


 

I Am Aztlán The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies

I Am Aztlán: The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies

Edited by Chon A. Noriega and Wendy Belcher

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of OraclesThe Road to Delphi: The Life and Afterlife of Oracles

Michael Wood

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune's Faces: The Roman de la Rose and the Poetics of ContingencyFortune's Faces: The Roman de la Rose and the Poetics of Contingency

Daniel Heller-Roazen

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Psychoanalysis? Why Psychoanalysis? 

Written by Elisabeth Roudinesco

Translated by Rachel Bowlby

2003


 

 

 

 

 

Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and LiteratureTroubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature

Peter Brooks

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast-Talking DamesFast-Talking Dames

Maria Di-Battista

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping Carried Away: The Invention of Modern Shopping

Rachel Bowlby

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cultural Labyrinth of Maria de ZayasThe Cultural Labyrinth of Maria de Zayas

Marina S. Brownlee

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Hundred Years of Mikhail BakhtinThe First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin

Caryl Emerson

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault

Alexander Nehamas

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of HospitalityOf Hospitality

Written by Jacques Derrida and Anne Dufourmantelle

Translated by Rachel Bowlby

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RecessThe Recess

Written by Sophia Lee

Edited by April Alliston

2000

 

 

 

 

 

Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance CultureUnearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture

Leonard Barkan

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Elsewhere: A NovelWorld Elsewhere: A Novel

Peter Brooks

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life of MusorgskyThe Life of Musorgsky

Caryl Emerson

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering Osiris: Number, Gender, and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational SystemsRemembering Osiris: Number, Gender, and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems

Thomas Hare

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtues of Authenticity:Essays on Plato and SocratesVirtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates

Alexander Nehemas 

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Silence: On Contemporary FictionChildren of Silence: On Contemporary Fiction

Michael Wood

1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of HumanismTransuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of Humanism

Leonard Barkan

1997 (orig. 1991)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEMDESFeminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf

Rachel Bowlby

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting the Heavens Painting the Heavens

Eileen Reeves

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth of a Nation’hoodBirth of a Nation’hood

Edited by Claudia Brodsky and Toni Morrison

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

High and Low Moderns: Literature and Culture, 1889-1939High and Low Moderns: Literature and Culture, 1889-1939

Edited by Maria DiBattista and Lucy McDiarmid

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtue's Faults: Correspondences in Eighteenth-Century British and French Women's FictionVirtue's Faults: Correspondences in Eighteenth-Century British and French Women's Fiction

April Alliston

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Historical NovelOn the Historical Novel

Written by Alessandro Manzoni and translated by Sandra Bermann

1996 (Orig. 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeami’s Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami MotokiyoZeami’s Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami Motokiyo

Thomas Hare

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

broskyLines of Thought: Discourse, Architectonics, and the Origin of Modern Philosophy

Claudia Brodsky

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the LawLaw's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

Edited by Peter Brooks and Paul Gewirtz

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature Playing the Other: Gender and Society in Classical Greek Literature

Froma I. Zeitlin

1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of ExcessThe Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess

Peter Brooks

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhaedrusPhaedrus

Written by Plato

Translated by Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychoanalysis and StorytellingPsychoanalysis and Storytelling

Peter Brooks

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georges Perec: A Life in Words : A Biography Georges Perec: A Life in Words : A Biography

David Bellos

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping with FreudShopping with Freud

Rachel Bowlby

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Work: Objects of Desire in Modern Narrative Body Work: Objects of Desire in Modern Narrative

Peter Brooks

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Essays: The Crowded Dance of Modern Life Selected Essays: The Crowded Dance of Modern Life 

Written by Virginia Woolf

Edited by Rachel Bowlby

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and PsychoanalysisStill Crazy After All These Years: Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis

Rachel Bowlby

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading for the Plot Design and Intention in NarrativeReading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative

Peter Brooks

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Essays: Woman's EssaysSelected Essays: Woman's Essays

Written by Virginia Woolf

Edited by Rachel Bowlby

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf

Edited and Introduced by Rachel Bowlby

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Affection of Modern FictionFirst Love: The Affection of Modern Fiction

Maria DiBattista

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a ProsaicsMikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics

Written by Caryl Emerson and Saul Morson

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek WorldBefore Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World

Edited by Froma I. Zeitlin, John J. Winkler & David M. Halperin

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rethinking Bakhtin: Extensions and ChallengesRethinking Bakhtin: Extensions and Challenges

Edited by Caryl Emerson and Saul Morson

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

America in the Movies America in the Movies

Michael Wood

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

symposiumSymposium

Written by Plato

Translated by Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff

1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey from the Lion: An African Journey Honey from the Lion: An African Journey

Wendy Belcher

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonnet Over Time: A Study in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire Sonnet Over Time: A Study in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire

Sandra Bermann

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balzac: Old GoriotBalzac: Old Goriot

David Bellos

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of PaganismThe Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism

Leonard Barkan

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boris Godunov: Transposition of a Russian ThemeBoris Godunov: Transposition of a Russian Theme

Caryl Emerson

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nietzsche: Life as Literature Nietzsche: Life as Literature

Alexander Nehamas

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

GenetAcollectionGenet: A Collection of Critical Essays

Edited by Peter Books and Joseph Halpern

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

barkan_naturesworkofart.jpgNature's Work of Art: Human Body as Image of the World

Leonard Barkan

1975