Dr. Angela Astoria Kurtz
Ph.D., Modern European History, University of Maryland at College
M.A., International Relations & Economics,
Johns Hopkins University, 1985
B.S., Comparative and Regional Studies (Europe),
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1983
Publications and Book Reviews:
"A Quiet Land: Reflections on Dictatorship in East Germany,"
in Dimensions of German Unification, ed., A. Bradley Shingleton,
et. al. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.
Review: Klaus Petersen, Zensur in der Weimarer Republik
(Stuttgart; Weimar: J. B. Metzlar Verlag, 1995), in German Studies
Review (May 1997; vol. XX; no. 2).
Review: Martin Kane, Socialism and the Literary Imagination:
Essays on East German Writers (Providence; Oxford: Berg Publishers,
1991), in German Studies Review (Oct. 1994; vol. 17; no.
"When U.S.-Soviet Relations Cooled,” The Washington Times
(23. September 1986). Review: Fraser Harbutt, The Iron Curtain:
Churchill, America, and the Cold War (Oxford, 1986).
Primary Research Interests:
European intellectual history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
focusing on the contentious battles between the champions of the
great “ism’s” (Kantianism, Idealism, Romanticism,
Rationalism, Positivism, and Materialism). Her work explores the
often impassioned debates surrounding what German intellectuals
saw as the implications of “modernity” (e.g., Darwinian
evolutionary theory, scientific advance, industrialization, and
urbanization) for traditional morality, ethics, and faith.