Mark Christian Thompson


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Mark Christian Thompson is a Professor of English. His work explores the interrelatedness of African-American expressive culture and European thought, often finding problematic, at times undesirable yet nevertheless existent, confluences between the two. In so doing, he uses a wide array of critical approaches, including historicism, political theory, psychoanalysis and deconstructive practices. As well as having published numerous essays, he is the author of Black Fascisms: African-American Literature and Culture between the Wars(2007). Thompson has taught courses in 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; critical theory; and European modernism.

He received his PhD in comparative literature from New York University in 2001, where his studies primarily focused on German Idealism and contemporary French philosophy.