Ph.D., Cornell University, 1969
M.A., Cornell University, 1966
B.A., Columbia University, 1965
Brisman's interests include Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, Freud, the Bible, midrash. His special concerns include the way figures of genius in all ages have risen above historical circumstance and reference in conversation with their great precursors. Brisman is the author of Milton's Poetry of Choice (1973), Romantic Origins (1978), The Voice of Jacob (1990). His recent scholarship and publication is mostly in biblical studies.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Major English Poets, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Romantic Poetry, Victorian Poetry, Traditions of Elegy, The Bible as Literature, Freud as Literature.