Bruce A Thompson

TitleContinuing Lecturer
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department,
Literature Department
AffiliationsJewish Studies
Phone831-459-3467 (office),
831-459-2555 (message)
Email
FAX831-459-3334
Office276 Stevenson College
Office HoursFall 2014: MWF @ 2:00-3:20
Campus Mail StopStevenson Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
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Research Interests

European intellectual and cultural history, French history, Jewish intellectual and cultural history, British and Irish history, history of cinema, history of espionage, environmental history.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Stanford University

Selected Publications


  • Co-Editor, Varieties of Antisemitism: History, Ideology, Discourse, (University of Delaware Press, 2010)

  • The Literal Imagination: Selected Essays by Ian Watt Palo Alto: SPOSS, 2003

  • Entries in Reader's Guide to British History: "Burke, Edmund," "Fiction—Romantic Era," "Drama—1914-present"; "Painting—Holbein to Hogarth"; "Painting—Gainsborough to Sickert" London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003

  • "Restoring the Rhine: Salmon 2000," in History in Dispute: Global Water Issues Since 1945, Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc./Manly, 2001

  • Critical History: The Career of Ian Watt, Stanford Humanities Review (co-editor) Palo Alto: SPOSS, 2000

  • Entries in Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing: "Jerome Blum" (pp. 96-97), "Robert Brenner" (pp. 124-125), "Felix Gilbert" (pp. 465-467), "Leszek Kolakowski" (pp. 652-653), "Garrett Mattingly" (pp. 785-786), "Barrington Moore" (pp. 835-836), "Simon Schama" (pp. 1057-1058), London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999

  • "Ernest Gellner and the Conditions of Liberty," Stanford Humanities Review, 5:2, pp. 287-290, 1997

  • Co-Editor, Tact and Intelligence: Essays on Diplomatic History and International Relations by Gordon A. Craig

  • Co-Editor, Knowledge and Power: Essays on Politics, Culture, and War by Gordon A. Craig


Teaching Interests

European intellectual and cultural history, French history, Jewish intellectual and cultural history, British and Irish history, history of cinema, history of espionage, environmental history.

Courses Taught

HIS 70B, Modern European History, 1815-present
HIS 74, Introduction to Modern Jewish History
HIS 75, Film and the Holocaust
HIS 155, History of Modern Israel
HIS 170B, French History: The Nineteenth Century
HIS 174, Spies: History and Culture of Espionage
HIS 178C, European Intellectual History, 1870-1970
HIS 178E, Modern Jewish Intellectual History
HIS 196E, Modern Irish History
HIS 196F, European Environmental History
HIS 196N, Eastern European Jewish Social History
HIS 70A, Modern European History, 1450-1815
LTMO 144D Jewish Writers and the American City: New York
LTMO 144A Jewish Diaspora, Urbanism, Ethnicity
LTMO 190Y Jewish Comedy
HIS 167A The First World War