Ph.D., Comparative Literature
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Nathan Gorelick studies and teaches Restoration and eighteenth-century British and French literature, Enlightenment philosophy, contemporary literary theory and Freudian psychoanalysis. His current research considers the origin of the modern novel and its relation to the logic of the unconscious, with specific attention to the works of Daniel Defoe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Marquis de Sade and Laurence Sterne. He is also a founding member of the Buffalo Group for the Application of Psychoanalysis, the only non-clinical research circle of the École freudienne du Québec.
ENGL 3640: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
ENGL 3650: Romantic British Literature
ENGL 2610: British Literature Before 1800
ENGL 3890: Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature
ENGL/PHIL 3820: History of Literary Criticism / Philosophy Through Literature
ENGL 474R: Topics in Folklore: The Trouble with Manifest Destiny
ENGL 2600: Critical Introduction to Literature
ENGL 471R: Eminent Authors: William Blake
HONR 2100: Modern Legacies
HONR 2000: Ancient Legacies
ENGL 2010 / 201H: Intermediate Writing
“Extimate Revolt: Mesmerism, Haiti, and the Origin of Psychoanalysis.” CR: The New Centennial Review, vol. 13, no. 3 (Winter, 2013), 115-138.
“Life in Excess:
Insurrection and Expenditure in Antonin Artaud’s Theater of Cruelty.” Discourse, vol. 33, no. 2 (2011), 263-279.
"Of the Critical, Of the Clinical" (with Ryan Hatch, Lydia Kerr and Michael Stanish). Correspondances, courrier de l'École freudienne du Québec, vol. 11, no. 2 (September, 2010), 13-21.
"Imagining Extraordinary Renditions: Terror, Torture and the Possibility of an Excessive Ethics in Literature." Theory & Event, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008).