Sandra Bermann

Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of the Program in Values and Public Life
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Sandra Bermann is the Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature. She has served as chair of the Department of Comparative Literature. In addition to articles and reviews in scholarly journals, she is the author of The Sonnet Over Time: Studies in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire, and translator of Manzoni’s On the Historical Novel. Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation, coedited with Michael Wood, was published by Princeton University Press in 2005. Her current projects focus on lyric poetry, translation, the intersections between 20th-century historiography and literary theory, and new directions in the field of comparative literature. A recipient of Whiting and Fulbright Fellowships, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and the Columbia University Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall in Paris, she recently finished a term as President of the American Comparative Literature Association (2007-09). At Princeton she was Master of Stevenson Hall, and founder with Michael Wood of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. She received her B.A. at Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University.

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