Department of Comparative Literature
New York University
Daniel Javitch is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at New York University. In 1971, he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. He research interests include European literature of the Renaissance, poetic theory before 1700, and postclassical history of Ancient genres. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1995-1996) and the Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University (1995). He also served as a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome (1989-1990) and at the American Council of Learned Societies (1977, 1990).
His publications include Proclaiming a Classic: The Canonization of Orlando Furioso (Princeton University Press, 1991) and Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England (Princeton University Press, 1978).