Paul Oppenheimer


Main Affiliation



North Academic Center





Paul Oppenheimer


  • B.A., Princeton University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses Taught

  • Medieval Literature
  • The Vampire
  • The Faust Legend
  • The Tristan Legend
  • History of Poetry



Before a Battle and Other Poems. Harcourt, Brace.
A Pleasant Vintage of Till Eulenspiegel. Translated with Introduction and Critical Appendix. Wesleyan University Press.
Beyond the Furies, new poems. With ten etchings by Burt Hasen. Editions Faust: Paris and New York.
The Birth of the Modern Mind: Self, Consciousness and the Invention of the Sonnet. Oxford University Press.
Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (2nd rev. edtn.) Garland Publishing.
Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (3rd rev. edtn.) Oxford World’s Classics.
Evil and the Demonic: A New Theory of Monstrous Behavior. Duckworth (U.K.), New York University Press, plus paperback edtn.
An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Guilt. Duckworth (U.K.); Madison Books (U.S. edition: Infinite Desire: A Guide to Modern Guilt.)
Rubens, A Portrait. (Biography.) Duckworth (U.K.); Cooper Square (U.S.) edition.
Blood Memoir, or The First Three Days of Creation. (Fiction.) Marsilio Publishers.
Till Eulenspiegel: His Adventures. (4th rev. edtn.) Routledge.
The Flame Charts, new poems. Spuyten Duyvil Press.
In Times of Danger.  (Poems) Spuyten Duyvil Press. 2010.
Machiavelli: A Life Beyond Ideology.  (Biography) Continuum (U.S. and U.K.). 2011.

Articles: Over 80 articles in such places as American Book Review, US Magazine, The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (political analysis), The New Leader (political reporting from Germany; reviews), London Magazine (U.K.) (political reporting from Germany), The Germanic Review, Dimensions (theatre criticism), Backstage, Paedeuma, Art on Paper, The Jewish Quarterly (U.K.), Arion, The Literary Review (U.S.), PN Review (U.K.), Renaissance Quarterly.


Additional Information

Teaching Abroad:

At the Sorbonne (Paris III), 1984-85; at the University of North London, 1988-89; at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), 1993-94; at University College London (Department of German), 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999.