Lawrence D. Kritzman

John D. Willard Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Dartmouth College

Lawrence D. Kritzman is the Willard Professor of French, Comparative Literature and Oratory at Dartmouth College. He has previously held the Edward Tuck professorship in French, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professorship in the Humanities, and the John and Pat Rosenwald Research Professorship. He has written works on, edited works on, or given lectures on Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Sartre, Camus, Malraux, Derrida, Montaigne, Simone de Beauvoir, and others, focusing especially on twentieth-century French philosophy. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, he has innovated sixteenth century French studies in his readings of Marguerite de Navarre, Scève, Ronsard, Rabelais, Montaigne, and the poètes rhétoriqueurs.