Sara van den Berg, Ph.D.
Dr. Sara van den Berg received her Ph.D. in English from Yale
University in 1970.† After teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle, she
became the Chair of the English Department in 2000. She has published
The Action of Ben Jonsonís Poetry, and
essays on Milton, Jonson, Shakespeare, and Freud.† Her current research interests include the Renaissance court dwarf,
Miltonís divorce tracts, 17th century literature, Early Modern
women, and psychoanalytic theory.†
Currently she is working on three book length projects:
Miltonís Divorce Tracts: Texts and Contexts, co-edited with W. Scott
Howard; Ink and Blood: Freud
and the Dilemmas of Writing; and The
Shape of Difficulty: Representations of the Body in Art &
Literature of Early Modern England.
M.A. Yale University (1965)
M. Phil. Yale University (1967)
Ph.D. Yale University, (1970)
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Ben Jonson; Milton; Seventeenth Century Literature; Psychoanalytic
Theory; Theories of the Body; Medicine and the Humanities
Papers in Comparative Studies, vol. I, co-edited
with Richard Bjornson (Columbus: Ohio State College of Humanities,
The Action of Ben Jonson's Poetry (Newark: University
of Delaware Press, 1987)
"The Play of Wit and Love: Demetrius' On Style and Jonson's 'A Celebration of Charis,'" ELH
41 (1974): 26-36.
"Jonson's 'Und. 28 An Ode.'" The Explicator
35.ii (1976): 24-26.
"The Magic Flute: A Psychoanalytic View," Dialogue
: A Journal of Psychoanalytic Perspectives 3.ii (1979): 45-56.
Kay H. Blacker, M.D.
"A Jonsonian Crux: The Identity of Elizabeth, L.H.,"
Studies in Philology 78 (1981): 332-46.
"Describing Sonnets by Milton and Keats: Roy Schafer's Action
Language and the Interpretation of Texts." In Psychological
Perspectives on Literature, ed. Joseph Natoli (New Haven:
Archon, 1984), pp. 134-54.
"Eve, Sin and Witchcraft in Paradise Lost,"
MLQ 47 (1986): 331-54.
"Reading Dora Reading: Freud's Fragment of a Case of
Hysteria," Literature and Psychology 32.ii
(1986): 27-35. Reprinted in In Dora's Case, ed. Charles
Bernheimer and Clare Kahane, 2nd Ed. (New York: Columbia University
Press, 1990), pp. 294-304.
"Reading and Writing Dora: Pre-Oedipal Conflict in Freud's
Fragments of a Case of Hysteria," Psychoanalysis
and Contemporary Thought 10 (1987): 77-99.
"Jonson and the Ideology of Authorship," In Jonson's
1616 Folio, ed. W.H. Herendeen and Jennifer Brady (Newark:
University of Delaware Press, 1990), pp. 111-37.
"Mutual Ordering: Childhood and Subjectivity in Shakespeare's
Sonnets," in Contending Kingdoms: Critical Approaches
to 16th Century French and English Literature, ed. Marie
Rose Logan and Peter Rudnytsky (Detroit: Wayne State University
Press, 1990), pp. 173-201.
"Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism," Annals of Scholarship
10.ii (1993): 233-37.
"Textual Bodies: Narratives of Desire and Denial in Freud's
Studies on Hysteria," in The Good Body: Asceticism
in Modern Culture, ed. Mary Winkler and Letha Cole (New Haven
and London: Yale University Press 1994), pp. 145-70.
"The Passing of the Elizabeth Court," Ben Jonson
Journal 1 (1994): 31-61.
"Marking his Place: Ben Jonson's Punctuation," Early
Modern Literary Studies, 1.iii. (1995): 1-8.
"Reading the Object: Freud's Dreams," Psy-Art:
The Journal 1 (1997): 1-16. http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal
"True Relation: The Life and Career of Ben Jonson,"
in Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson, ed. Stanley Stewart
and Richard Harp (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000),
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