Leo Bersani

Literary theorist and Professor Emeritus of French

University of California, Berkeley

Leo Bersani is a literary theorist and Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century literature, psychoanalysis and literature, literature and the visual arts, and cultural criticism.

His publications include Homos (1995); Arts of Impoverishment: Beckett, Rothko and Resnais (with U. Dutoit, 1993); The Culture of Redemption (1990); The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (1986); The Forms of Violence (with U. Dutoit, 1985); The Death of Stéphane Mallarmé (1981); Baudelaire and Freud (1979); A Future for Astyanax (1976); Balzac to Beckett (1970); and Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art (1965).