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Jeffrey Mehlman

Professor of French
Faculty in French
Boston University
United States of America


"Professor Mehlman is a literary critic and historian of ideas and the author of a memoir, Adventures in the French Trade: Fragments Toward a Life (Stanford University Press, 2010). His other books include A Structural Study of Autobiography: Proust, Leiris, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss (Cornell University Press, 1974), Revolution and Repetition: Marx, Hugo, Balzac (University of California Press, 1977), Cataract: A Study in Diderot (Wesleyan University Press, 1979), Legacies of Anti-Semitism in France (University of Minnesota Press, 1983), Walter Benjamin for Children: An Essay on His Radio Years (University of Chicago Press, 1993); Genealogies of the Text: Literature, Psychoanalysis and Politics in Modern France (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Emigré New York (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000); and (with Denis Hollier) Literary Debate: Texts and Contexts (New Press, 1999). He has translated works by Laplanche, Derrida, Lacan, Blanchot, Vidal-Naquet, and Roudinesco."

Research Interest

French Language


  • Bansal M, Mehlman J, Katti S, Levis P. Openradio: a programmable wireless dataplane. InProceedings of the first workshop on Hot topics in software defined networks 2012 Aug 13 (pp. 109-114). ACM.

  • Lacan J, Mehlman J. Seminar on" The Purloined Letter". Yale French Studies. 1972 Jan 1(48):39-72.

  • Derrida J, Mehlman J. Freud and the Scene of Writing. Yale French Studies. 1972 Jan 1(48):74-117.

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