Faculty & Staff

Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Professor, English Department

Professor, English Graduate Program

Professor of English, Jewish Studies

ML 4446
Hinkle Hall 239

Phone: (513) 745-2041

Fax: (513) 745-3065

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  • Ph.D. (Emory University)

First Year at Xavier University:



Creative Writing (poetry), 20th-Century American Poetry, Modern Jewish Literature, Literary Theory


Norman Finkelstein teaches modern and contemporary American literature, Jewish American literature, literary theory, and creative writing. His books of poetry include Restless Messengers (University of Georgia Press, 1992), Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007), Scribe (Dos Madres, 2009), and the three-volume serial poem Track (Spuyten Duyvil 1999, 2002, 2005). He has also published five books of literary criticism: The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry (Bucknell University Press, 1988; 2nd ed., 1993), The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature (SUNY Press, 1992), Not One of Them In Place: Modern Poetry and Jewish American Identity (SUNY Press, 2001), Lyrical Interference: Essays on Poetics (Spuyten Duyvil, 2003) and On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred In Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010). Recent poems, essays and reviews have appeared such journals as LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Contemporary Literature, Cincinnati Review, Rain Taxi and Hambone.

Finkelstein's readings and lectures are available at PennSound.

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