Dr. Herman Rapaport                       

Herman Rapaport

Reynolds Professor of English


Office: C109 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3068

         Email: rapapoh@wfu.edu



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PhD University of California, Irvine


Areas of Interest


Critical Theory, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics (Visual Art, Music, Performance, Media, Literature)


Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 302 Black Mountain and its Legacies [Interarts course, one of various that I run under Eng 302. Emphasis on visual, textual, musical works.]

ENG 327 Milton [Covers Paradise Lost and other major poems; complements Eng 328.]

ENG 328 Seventeenth-Century British Literature [Covers entire period with emphasis upon the English Revolution; good background for Eng 327.]

ENG 765 Foucault/Habermas [Course on social theory for MA students.]


Selected Publications

The Literary Theory Toolkit (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Later Derrida (Routledge, 2004)

The Theory Mess (Columbia UP, 2001)

Is There Truth in Art? (Cornell UP, 1998)

        Between the Sign and the Gaze (Cornell, 1994)

        Heidegger and Derrida (Nebraska UP, 1989)

        Milton and the Postmodern (Nebraska UP, 1983)

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