Peter K. SavalAssistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Peter Kishore Saval received his doctorate in English literature from Harvard University in 2008, and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1999. At Harvard he taught both in the English Department and in the Literature Concentration of the Department of Comparative Literature.
Peter Kishore Saval studies the classical tradition in Renaissance literature, with particular emphasis on Renaissance Platonism. He is also interested generally in the relationship between early modern literature and philosophy.
Peter Kishore Saval teaches courses on early modern literature, including European Early Modern Drama, and Renaissance Epic. He is also teaching a seminar on genius and melancholia in the Renaissance.
COLT 0510L - What is Tragedy?. Fall 2014.
COLT 1410L - Philosophy and Tragedy. Spring 2014, Spring 2016.
COLT 1410U - Shakespeare in Perspective. Fall 2015.
COLT 1410Z - Perspectives on Shakespeare's Comedies. Fall 2014.
COLT 1411A - Shakespeare and Money. Spring 2015.
COLT 1430Z - The Platonism of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Spring 2014.
COLT 1431A - The Philosophical Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Spring 2016.
COLT 1811Y - Genius and Melancholia in the Renaissance. Spring 2015.
COLT 1814C - Plato's Phaedrus and Symposium. Fall 2015.