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Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen RatnerRosenhagen
Merle Curti Associate Professor of History

Email: ratnerrosenh@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)890-1340
Office: 4112 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4023 Mosse Humanities

Website: http://history.wisc.edu/ratner-rosenhagen

Office Hours: TBA

Education: PhD: Brandeis University; BA: University of Rochester

Bio Sketch:

My specialization is U.S. intellectual and cultural history. My research and teaching interests include the history of philosophy, political and social theory, religion, literature, and the visual arts; the transatlantic flow of intellectual and cultural movements; print culture; and cultural studies. I teach a range of courses on U.S. thought and culture, and intellectual and cultural history from a transnational perspective.

Selected Publications:

  • American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
  • "Anti-Intellectualism as Romantic Discourse" (Daedalus, Spring 2009)
  • “Conventional Iconoclasm: The Cultural Work of the Nietzsche Image in Twentieth-Century America” (Journal of American History, December 2006).
  • “‘Dionysian Enlightenment’: Walter Kaufmann’s Nietzsche in Historical Perspective” (Modern Intellectual History, August 2006).

Courses Taught:

Lecture Courses:

  • History 102 - U.S. History, Civil War to the Present - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
  • History 221 - Explorations in American History: "Ideas and Culture in 19th Century America"
  • History 302 - History of American Thought, 1859 to the Present - Syllabus 2011 (pdf)

Undergraduate Seminars:

Graduate Courses:

  • History 901 - Studies in American History: "U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History"
  • History 951 - Intellectual History of America: "Intellectual Exiles in the U.S." - Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
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