PETER BROOKS (1938 - )

Faculty Page (Yale University)



  • Anthologies:


  • Edited Works:

    • Barthes Twenty Years After: a Symposium at the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, December 8-9, 2000.  Ed. Brooks and Naomi Schor.  Yale Journal of Criticism 14.2 (2001).

    • Whose Freud?  The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture.  Ed. Brooks and Alex Woloch.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.

    • Law's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law.  Ed. Brooks and Paul Gewirtz.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1996.

    • The Lessons of Paul de Man.  Ed. Brooks, J. Hillis Miller, and Shoshana Felman.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1985.

    • Man and his Fictions: an Introduction to Fiction-Making, its Forms, and Uses.  Ed. .  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Henry James Goes to Paris.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007.

    • Realist Vision.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2005.

    • Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000.

    • Psychoanalysis and Storytelling.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.

    • Body Work: Objects of Desire in Modern Narrative.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1993.

    • "The Idea of a Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism."  Critical Inquiry 13 (1987): 334-48.

    • Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative.  New York: Knopf, 1984.  Rpt. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1991.

      • "Freud's Masterplot: a Model for Narrative."  91-112.

        • The Novel: an Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000.  Ed. Dorothy J. Hale.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  329-342.

        • The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.

        •   1033-1044.
      • "Reading for the Plot."  3-36.

        • Narratology: an Introduction.  Ed. Susan Onega and José Ángel García Landes.  London: Longman, 1996.  251-261.

        • Essentials of the Theory of Fiction.  Ed. Michael J. Hoffman and Patrick D. Murphy.  Durham: Duke UP, 1988.  326-347.

    • The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1976.  Rpt. 1995.

    • The Novel of Worldliness.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1969.




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