Professor of History

Overview

Mary Gluck (Ph.D. Columbia University) is a cultural and intellectual historian of Central Europe with a special interest in the Jews of the Habsburg Monarchy.  She teaches courses in modern European intellectual history, the Fin de Siècle, modernism, Parisian urbanism, Central European Jewish modernism, and the cultural function of Jewish humor.  Her research focuses on the intersections between aesthetics, politics and popular culture, as well as on the social and cultural aspects of Jewish assimilation. She is the author of George Lukács and His Generation,which explores Lukács’ pre-Marxist career in Budapest.  She has also written on Popular Bohemia: Modernism and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris,which traces the popular roots of aesthetic modernism in bohemian culture.  Her most recent book, The Invisible Jewish Budapest: The Genesis of a Metropolitan Culture at the Fin de Siècle explores Jewish commercial entertainment and popular culture in the Dual Monarchy.  It was published in May 2016 by the University of Wisconsin Press. A Hungarian translation of The Invisible Jewish Budapest came out in 2016 with the publishers Múlt és Jövő. 

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