Robert Appelbaum


    Born in Brooklyn, New York,
    educated at the University of
    Chicago  and the University
    of California, Berkeley,
    Robert Appelbaum is Professor
    of English Literature  
    at Uppsala University, Sweden.

His current writing and
research focuses on food         
and literature,terrorism and
literature, consumption
practices, and the early
modern period, especially
Shakespeare and Milton.

Robert Appelbaum
English Department
University of Uppsala
Box 527, SE-751 20
Uppsala, Sweden
robert.appelbaum@engelska.uu.se
Photo:: Marion Appelbaum
Now Available from Oxford University Press
Terrorism Before the Letter:
Mythography and Political
Violence  in England,
Scotland, and France
1559-1642

Terrorism before the Letter carefully recovers the
literary history of a so-called mythography of
terrorism that Robert Appelbaum locates in the
bloody religious conflicts of early modern Europe.
While boldly considering early modern political
violence as terrorism, Appelbaum argues that
literature must be discussed by scholars of
terrorism more broadly ... Terrorism before the
Letter offers a timely contribution to terrorist
studies. -

Alexander D. Campbell, Tim
es Literary Supplement
Coming soon from
Rowman and
Littlefield

The Aesthetics of
Violence


We are always, writes Appelbaum, “being
made to know of it - the slap, the abuse,
the threat.” And Applebum certainly
knows of it – violence, that is. He knows
of it, above all, as art knows of it - that
is to say, from the inside of it. The very
‘rhythm of violence,’ as Appelbaum calls
it, can here be felt.

John Schad, Professor of Modern
Literature, University of Lancaster