Ph.D. 1971 (Comparative Literature), Harvard; M.A. 1970 (English), Cambridge; B.A. 1963 (English), Princeton.
Office Address: 19 University Place, 3 Fl New York, New York (US) 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8791
Areas of Research/Interest
European literature of the Renaissance, poetic theory before 1700, postclassical history of Ancient genres.
Professor Javitch has been a member of the department since 1978. His publications include Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England (1978) and Proclaiming a Classic: The Canonization of "Orlando Furioso " (1991). He recently edited the Norton Critical Edition of Castiglione's Book of the Courtier. He is working on a book devoted to the emergence of genre theory in the sixteenth century. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, among them fellowships from Villa I Tatti, the ACLS, the American Academy in Rome, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Proclaiming a Classic: The Canonization of Orlando Furioso. Princeton University Press. 1991.
Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England. Princeton University Press. 1978.