Geoffrey Hartman is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and
Comparative Literature and Senior Research Scholar at Yale. He has
distinguished visiting appointments at many universities in the
abroad, and is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and
Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et Lettres, of the French Ministry of
Among his other awards are the Christian Gauss Prize for Wordsworth's
Poetry, the René Wellek Prize for The Fateful Question of
and the 2006 Truman Capote Prize for The Geoffrey Hartman Reader.
latest book is A Scholar's Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced
Child of Europe. He is a Co-founder of the Fortunoff Video Archive
Holocaust Testimonies and continues as its Project Director. In 2009 he received an Honorary
Doctorate from the University of Konstanz.