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Ernst Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Fall 2012


Daniel Albright was Ernst Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University. His research interests included theories and strategies of comparative arts, Shakespeare and music, and Modernism in science, philosophy, and the arts. Albright also teaches courses on opera, drama, Victorian and Modernist poetry and fiction, and the relation of physics to literature. He was particularly interested in the ways in which artistic media—poetry, music, and painting—interact with one another. In 2000 his book Untwisting the Serpent: Music, Literature, and the Visual Arts (University of Chicago Press, 2000) won the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship. Albright’s other books include Music Speaks: On Opera, Dance, and Song (University of Rochester Press, 2009); Modernism and Music: An Anthology of Sources (University of Chicago Press, 2004); Quantum Poetics: Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the Science of Modernism (Cambridge, 1997), and Stravinsky: The Music-Box and the Nightingale (Gordon and Breach, 1989).