"THOMAS PFAU (PhD 1989, SUNY Buffalo) is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with a secondary appointment in the Divinity School at Duke University. He has published some fifty essays on literary, philosophical, and theological subjects ranging from the 18ththrough the early 20th century. In addition to two translations, of Hölderlin and Schelling (SUNY Press, 1987 and 1994), he has also edited seven essay collections and special journal issues and is the author of four monographs: Wordsworth’s Profession (Stanford UP 1997), Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, Melancholy, 1790-1840 (Johns Hopkins UP 2005), Minding the Modern: Intellectual Traditions, Human Agency, and Responsible Knowledge (Notre Dame UP, 2013), and Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image (Notre Dame UP, 2022). He in the early stages of a new book project focused on the relationship between poetry and theology from 1800 to the present.
Fall 2023 Semester:
Tuesday 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 pm (312 Allen)
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of English · 2012 - Present English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Historical Theology · 2013 - Present Divinity School
Education, Training & Certifications
State University of New York, Buffalo · 1989 Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine · 1985 M.A.
Books by Thomas Pfau