Peter Goldstein

John Downey Benedict Professor of English

Phone: (814)641- 3460
Office: Founders Hall 409
Office Hours: [Hours]
Personal Website:


Professor Goldstein, B.A., cum laude, Harvard University; J.D., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; practiced law from 1979-1984 before pursuing his Ph.D.

His academic honors include the Fred Weld Herman Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1988 and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Dissertation Fellowship, 1990-91.

At Juniata, he teaches a wide variety of courses including British Literature 1600-1800, Nineteenth Century British Literature, Science Fiction, Contemporary Poetry, Poetry Writing, Forms of Literature, and College Writing Seminar.

He has delivered papers for conferences and published critical essays and reviews for publications on Renaissance literature. He was formerly the Area Chair for the Fantasy and Science Fiction Section of the Popular Culture Association, and has presented papers and published book reviews on science fiction. He has published science fiction poetry in Star*Line and Dreams and Nightmares.

He is an avid soccer fan, reading worldwide publications in English, French, German, Spanish, and any other languages he can decipher, and contributing regularly to the website He's also very much into classical music, so if you hear the CD player somewhere in Quinter House, you know who it is. He and his wife Louise have their lives completely controlled by four dogs and eight cats.