Merle Curti Associate Professor of History
Office: 4112 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4023 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: TBA
Education: PhD: Brandeis University;
BA: University of Rochester
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.
- 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).
History Courses Taught:
- 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)
- 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)