English Department
Bernhard Kuhn

Bernhard Kuhn

Job Title
Associate Professor of English
Karp Hall 213

Research interests

Enlightenment and Romantic Literature; Autobiography; Literature and Science; Literature, Medicine, and Ethics; Literature and Nature; Travel Writing; Philosophical Fiction; Criticism.


Kuhn has published a book Autobiography and Natural Science: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau and articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and culture. “‘A Chain of Marvels’: Botany and Autobiography in Rousseau,” appears in European Romantic Review 17.1 (2006). He is currently writing an article on De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

Academic credentials

B.A., Brown University; Ph.D. Princeton University