Henry Weinfield

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Professor Emeritus
Program of Liberal Studies

Concurrent Professor Emeritus
English Department

B.A., City College of New York (1970); M.A., State University of New York at Binghamton (1973); Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (1985)

Research Profile

Henry Weinfield is a poet, translator, and literary scholar. His most recent study is The Blank-Verse Tradition from Milton to Stevens: Freethinking and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge UP, 2012).  He is also the author of The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk (University of Iowa Press, 2009) and The Poet without a Name: Gray's Elegy and the Problem of History (Southern Illinois UP, 1991).  His most recent collections of poetry are A Wandering Aramaean: Passover Poems and Translations (Dos Madres, 2012) and Without Mythologies: New and Selected Poems and Translations (Dos Madres Press, 2008). His verse-translations include a version of Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days, done in collaboration with Catherine Schlegel of the Notre Dame Classics Department (University of Michigan Press, 2006), a translation of Gérard de Nerval’s sonnet sequence The Chimeras, with monotypes by Douglas Kinsey (Spuyten-Duyvil, 2005), and a translation of and commentary on the Collected Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé (University of California Press, 1995). Weinfield’s poems, essays, and articles have appeared in numerous journals.

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University of Notre Dame
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