Department of English

William Flesch

William FleschProfessor of English
PhD, Cornell University
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Research Interests

Renaissance, theory, philosophy, contemporary poetry, 20th-century comparative literature, Henry James, Freudian psychoanalysis, film.

Selected PublicationsComeuppance book cover

  • "The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry: 19th Century." Facts on File, 2009.
  • "Comeuppance." Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • "Generosity and the Limits of Authority: Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton." Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.
  • Articles in Critical Inquiry, Studies in Romanticism, and ELH.

Selected Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literary Method (ENG 11a)
  • Shakespeare (ENG 33a)
  • Introduction to the Moving Image (FILM 100a)
  • Victorian Poetry (ENG 165b)
  • Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (PHIL 182a) co-teach