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Bernard Weinberg


Bernard Weinberg, American educator. award for Italy, 1951-1952, for France, 1962-1963.


Weinberg, Bernard was born on August 23, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William and Anna (Goldstein) Weinberg.


Bachelor of Philosophy Chicago, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1936. Diploma U. Paris, 1931. Study and research, Paris, London, Florence, Rome, 1930-1931, 34-35, 38, 47-48, 50, 51-52, 57, 61, 63-64, 67-68.


Assistant Romance langs. University of Chicago, 1932-1937. Instructor Washington University, St. Louis, 1937-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1946, associate professor, 1946-1949, professor, 1949.

Associate professor Northwestern University, 1949-1951, professor, 1951-1955. Visiting professor University of Chicago, summer 1947, professor, 1955, department chairman Romance langs. and literature, 1958-1967, William H. Colvin research professor, 1967-1968, Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service professor, 1969-1973. Visiting professor of University Iowa, 1965, University of Minnesota, 1966.

Visiting Accademica dei Lincei professor Scuola Normale Superiore di Pise, 1970. Chairman Newberry Library Conference Renaissance Studies, 1953, 62. Member of advisory council Renaissance Society American, 1953, 63.


  • Author: French Realism: The Critical Reaction, 1830-1870, 1937. Critical Prefaces of the French Renaissance, 1950. Critics and Criticism, Ancient and Modern (with others), 1952.

    A History of Literary Criticism in the Italian Renaissance, 2 vols., 1961. The Art of Jean Racine, 1963. The Limits of Symbolism, 1966.

    Trattati di poetica e retorica del Cinquecento, vols. I and II, 1970. Editor: (with E. P. Dargan) The Evolution of Balzac’s Comedie Humaine, 1942. French Poetry of the Renaissance, 1954.

    Editorial board Comparative Literature, 1964-1966, Modern Philology, 1968-1973. International editorial committee Rivista de leterature moderne, Florence, Italy. Author numerous articles and reviews to scholarly journals in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland.


Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. American Field Service fellow for France, 1934-1935. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Member Modern Language Association (1st vice president 1963, executive council), Accademia Toscana La Colombaria, Association Internationale des Etudes Francaises, American Association Teachers French, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa.


William Weinberg

Anna (Goldstein) Weinberg