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Elizabeth S.
Goodstein PhD


Elizabeth Goodstein's research focuses on the ways modernity and modern subjectivity have been represented, understood, and experienced in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European literature and culture.

Located at the intersections between literary studies, critical theory, and intellectual history, her work draws on her training in the classical and modern rhetorical traditions to synthesize the strategies of close textual analysis, historical interpretation, and philosophical reflection, exploring the relations between history and identity, language and experience from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Professor Goodstein is one of the founding co-directors of Emory University's Europe and Beyond Project.

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University of California, Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric, PhD 1996, MA 1990

Eberhard‑Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany,  Study of philosophy, (1985-1986)

University of Chicago, Ideas and Methods, BA 1984


Emory University, English Department (2015 to present)               

Emory University, The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts 1999-2015

University of Rochester, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Visiting Assistant Professor of German, 1997-99 


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