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Gerhard Joseph

Professor Emeritus

Gerhard Joseph



Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Professor Joseph studies Victorian literature, with a specialization in poetry; contemporary theory and the history of criticism; the contemporary novel; and cyberculture and cyberfiction. Retired from Lehman College, he continues to teach in the department as an adjunct faculty member.

Selected Publications

  • Tennyson and the Text: The Weaver's Shuttle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • "Chaucerian 'Game'-'Ernest' and the 'Argument of Herbergage' in The Canterbury Tales, " Chaucer Review 5 (1970), 83-96; reprinted in Critical Essays on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," ed. Malcolm Andrews. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.
  • " The Antigone as Cultural Touchstone: Matthew Arnold, Hegel, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Margaret Drabble," PMLA 96 (1981), 22-35.
  • "The Homeric Competitions of Tennyson and Gladstone," in Victorian Classicism, ed. Gerhard Joseph. New York: Browning Institute Studies, 1982; reprinted in Homer, ed. Katherine Callen King. Classical Heritage Series. New York: Garland Pres, 1994.
  • "Charles Dickens, International Copyright, and the Discretionary Silence of Martin Chuzzlewit," Cardoza Arts and Entertainment Law Journal 10(1992), 523-34; reprinted in The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature, ed. Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jaszi. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.