Louis Menand

Louis Menand

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English


Interests: 19th and 20th Century Cultural History.

Dissertation Committees

“The Disappearing Bridge: A Literary History of the U.S. and Czechoslovakia, 1948-89” (Brian Goodman)

“Beyond Broken Glass: Looking at the South Bronx in Ruin” (Peter L’Official)

“Like Me: Identity Immersion Journalism and the Dilemmas of Self-Making” (Sara Gebhardt)

“Memory Work: Anne Truitt and Sculpture in the 1960s” (Miguel deBaca)

“Pacific Crossings: China, the United States, and the Transpacific Imagination” (Hua Hsu)

“The Nervous American” (Kevin Burke)

Selected Publications

  • MenandTheMarketplaceofIdeas

    The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010), by Louis Menand

  • Menand_MetaphysicalClub

    The Metaphysical Club (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002), by Louis Menand