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MemberRichard Schaefer


“A Critique of Everyday Reason: Johann Michael Sailer and the Catholic Enlightenment in Germany,” Intellectual History Review – forthcoming.
“Hopes and Dreams in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Brentano, History and the Jews,” Brentano Studien Eds. Guillaume Fréchette and Denis Fisette – forthcoming.
“A Genealogy of Protestant Reason,” Archaeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation 1517-2017 Ed. David Luebke (Berghahn) — forthcoming.
“Brentano’s Philosophy of Religion,” Routledge Handbook of Brentano and the Brentano School Ed. Uriah Kriegel, New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Uncertainty and the Limits of Culture,” Journal of Religion and Society 17 (2015)
“A.D. White and the History of a Religious Future,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Sc…

I am an associate professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York. My research is focused on Catholic intellectual history in the nineteenth-century in Germany, but I am interested in religious thought in Europe more broadly. I also work in the area of the history of philosophy, and have written a number of pieces on Franz Brentano.

MemberCourtney Weiss Smith

Courtney Weiss Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University. Her research and teaching focus on the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of England in the long eighteenth century. Her first book, Empiricist Devotions, was the winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship in eighteenth-century studies. Currently, she is working on an intellectual history of poetic sound (including ideas about rhyme, onomatopoeia, polyptoton, echo, and meter). The project explores how poets but also philosophers and natural philosophers understood the material forms that words took.

MemberAgustín Cosovschi

I am a currently a postdoctoral fellow working at the Department of Southeastern European History at Humboldt University in Berlin. My research focuses on the political, cultural and intellectual connections of socialist Yugoslavia to the United States and Latin America during the 1960s. I have a Ph.D in History from the University of San Martín (Argentina) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France). More generally, I am interested in Central and Eastern European history, including Yiddish studies, as well as global intellectual history and studies of political and economic transition.

GroupDR2 – Distant Reading in the History of Philosophy

In the last twenty years Franco Moretti’s ‘distant reading’ approach has provided a fresh under­standing of literature and its historical development not by studying in detail a few particular texts (as in the so-called ‘close reading’), but rather by aggregating and analyzing large amounts of information. The central role of data in this approach is […]

MemberFranklin Ridgway

American Literature, Marxism, American Studies, Travel Writing, Built Environment, American Culture, Nineteenth Century Studies, Sociotechnical Systems, Enviromental Humanities, Literary Geography, Nineteenth Century United States, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Literary Regionalism, American Realism and Naturalism, American Realism, Media History, Lacanian theory, U.S. Intellectual History, Spectatorship, American Immigrant Narratives, Phenomenology of Space and Place, Science and technology studies, Environmental Humanities, and Twentieth Century Literature