Bard Faculty

Thomas Bartscherer

Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities

Primary Academic Program: Literature

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Experimental Humanities, First-Year Seminar, German Studies, Philosophy


B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph. D., University of Chicago. Bartscherer works on the intersection of literature and philosophy in the ancient Greek and modern German traditions, focusing on tragic drama, aesthetics, and performance. He also writes on technology, new media, and contemporary art, and has published translations from German and French. He is co-editor of Erotikon: Essays on Eros Ancient and Modern with Shadi Bartsch and Switching Codes with Roderick Coover, both from the University of Chicago Press. He is a research associate on the Équipe Nietzsche at the Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (Paris) and has held research fellowships at the École Normale Supérieure, the University of Heidelberg, and the LMU in Munich. He has received fellowships from the DAAD, and from the Woodrow Wilson, Nef, and Earhart foundations. Bartscherer previously taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. At Bard since 2008.


Phone: 845-758-7142
Department: Language and Thinking Program
Location: Hegeman Science Hall
Office: 303