Peter Brooks

Lecturer with the Rank of Professor, Comparative Literature and the University Center for Human Values
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Peter Brooks is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at Princeton, and Sterling Professor Emeritus from Yale University. He has published on narrative and narrative theory, on 19th and 20th century French and English literature, and on the relations of law and literature. He is the author of several books, including Enigmas of Identity (2011), Henry James Goes to Paris (2007), Realist Vision (2005), Troubling Confessions (2000), Psychoanalysis and Storytelling (1994), Body Work (1993), Reading for the Plot (1984), The Melodramatic Imagination (1976), and The Novel of Worldliness (1969). He is also the author of two novels, World Elsewhere (1999) and The Emperor’s Body (2011). His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, New York Review of Books, Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, Yale Journal of Law & Humanities and elsewhere.