Mark Clark


Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Kenneth Asbury Professor of History
Department of History & Philosophy
Dean of Faculty Affairs
Smiddy 208

Courses Taught

  • Europe in the Nineteenth Century
  • Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • Contemporary European History
  • European Intellectual History in the Nineteenth Century
  • European Intellectual History in the Twentieth Century
  • Modern German History
  • Germany in the Twentieth Century
  • Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Nazism
  • Nazi Germany
  • Italian Fascism and German Nazism
  • Intellectuals and Society in the Twentieth Century
  • Culture and Catastrophe in Twentieth Century Europe
  • Revolutionaries and Romantics
  • Twentieth-Century European History through Film
  • The Philosophy of History and Global History through Film

Research Interests

An intellectual/cultural historian of modern Europe, Clark has published articles and book chapters on German and Italian cultural life in the post-World War II period. His first book, Beyond Catastrophe: German Intellectuals and Cultural Renewal after World War II, 1945-1955 (2006) was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Recent publications include “Twin Branches of the Epic Tree: Bertolt Brecht, Erwin Piscator, and Interventionist Aesthetics in the Post-War Germanies,” in ecibs: Communications of the International Brecht Society (Issue 2023:1), “Brecht in the German Democratic Republic,” in Bertolt Brecht in Context(Cambridge University Press, 2021), and “Wymiana kulturowa oraz filoficzne ziama sprezeciwu politycznego w Nimieckiej Republice Demokratyczneji I Polsce w 1956” in Zeszyty Chorzowskie (Volume 18, 2019). 

Professional Interests

Dr. Clark has been a fellow in summer seminars and institutes sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A member of the German Studies Association, he has served as a panelist, commentator, and chair at its annual meeting. Clark also reviews manuscripts and articles for several presses and journals.

Ph.D. – University of Georgia, 1997
M.A. – University of Georgia, 1991
B.A. – Baylor University, 1988
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