Sterling Professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University,
New Haven, U.S.A.
Geoffrey Hartman is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University, where he taught for almost forty years. He was one of the initiators of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, which was founded in 1979. The internationally applied collection at Yale University contains by now more than 4,400 video testimonies. The pioneer of Oral History soon indicated the multi-layered dimensions of the audiovisual testimonies, which are to be recognized as an independent narrative genre. As Faculty Advisor and Project Director at the Fortunoff Video Archive, Professor Hartman has been actively involved in its growth and has written extensively about the Archive and its work.