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Bonsall Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

DaimlerChrysler - Class of Spring 2003

Hayden White was Bonsall Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He specialized in Modern European cultural history, philosophy of history, literary theory, social theory, and literary history. White served as University of California Exchange Professor at the University of Venezia, the University of Bologna (Italy), and as a visiting professor of history at the University of Poznan (Poland) Among many other awards, he was an elected Fellow to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his books are Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect (Johns Hopkins, 1999) and The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation (Johns Hopkins, 1986. German, Spanish, and Portuguese translations).

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