Sandor Goodhart

Dr. Sandor Goodhart is a Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Purdue University and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Studies.  He is the author of Sacrificing CommentaryReading the End of Literature (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), Reading Stephen Sondheim (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000), For René Girard.  Essays in Friendship and Truth, co-edited with J. Jørgenson, T. Ryba, and J. G. Williams (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2009), Sacrifice and Scripture in Ancient Judaism and Christianity, co-edited with Ann Astell (South Bend: Notre Dame University Press, 2011), The Prophetic Law: Essays in JudaismGirardianismLiterary Studies, and the Ethical (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014), René Girard and Creative Reconciliation, edited by T. Ryba and V. Neufeld Redekop (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014), and Möbian Nights: Reading Literature and Darkness He teaches ancient Greek and modern drama, contemporary critical theory and philosophy, and the (Hebrew) Bible as Literature.  He has long been associated with the work of René Girard, serving as the Executive Secretary of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (formed around René Girard’s work) from 1999 to 2003, and as President from 2003 to 2007.