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Fritz Fleischmann

Professor

William R. Dill Governance Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
781-239-6317

Bio

Educated in Germany, England and the United States, Fritz Fleischmann received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1983, the year he joined the Babson faculty. At Babson, he has served as founding chair of the undergraduate honors program, chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, associate director of the Glavin Center, and Dean of Faculty. He was awarded the Tomasso Term Chair in 1991 and the William R. Dill Governance Chair in 1997. Mr. Fleischmann is the author, editor, or co-editor of five books, and the author of numerous essays and articles on American literature and culture, with a special interest in feminism and the history of gender. He serves on the editorial board of the NEH-supported Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, of which the first print volume appeared in 2013, and he is currently working on a biography of John Neal (1793-1876). Another area of interest is the history and culture of entrepreneurship, on which he has written several papers. He serves on the board of the Faltin Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany and has supervised the English-language edition of Günter Faltin’s Brains versus Capital: Entrepreneurship for Everyone . Fritz Fleischmann teaches a range of undergraduate courses in literary and cultural studies, as well as writing, most recently focusing on eco-criticism and environmental issues, as in his new Foundation course for first-year undergraduates, AHS1000, “Nature and Environment.”

Academic Degrees

  • Dr. phil., University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
  • Staatsexamen, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg

Academic Interests

English and American Literature; Gender; Environmental Studies

Awards & Honors

  • 1991 - Tomasso Term Chair, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • AHS 1000: AHS FOUNDATION
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LIT 4676: IMAGINING NATURE IMAGINING OURSELVES

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Fleischmann, F. (2015). "Margaret Fuller's Socialism." In: Nineteenth-Century Prose. , 42(2 ), 181-210.
  • Fleischmann, F. (2014). "Reading Margaret Fuller". Resources for American Literary Study, 37, 273-285. link
  • Fleischmann, F. (2007). John Neal. The Literary Encyclopedia
  • Cohen, A.R., Fetters, M.L., Fleischmann, F. (2005). "Major Change at Babson College, Curricular and Administrative, Planned and Otherwise". , 7(3), 324-337.

Books

  • Fleischmann, F. (2000). Margaret Fuller's Cultural Critique: Her Age and Legacy. New York, NY: Peter Lang

Book Chapters

  • Fleischmann, F. (2012). "A Right Manly Man" in 1943: John Neal on Women's Rights, Masculinity, and the Problem of Male Feminism. In Edward Watts and David J. Carlson (Ed.), John Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press
  • Fleischmann, F. (2015). “What is Entrepreneurial Thinking? Ten Theses and Provocations” . In Guenter Faltin (Ed.), Handbuch Entrepreneurship. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. Online version published in 2015 (had been promised for 2014). Print version still being edited by the publisher..
  • Fleischmann, F. (in press). "Charles Brockden Brown and Women's Rights." In: The Oxford Handbook on Charles Brockden Brown, ed.. In Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro (Ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Fleischmann, F. (2003). "Fatherhood in the Contact Zone: The Returns of Sheriff Potter in Stephen Crane's 'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky' and 'Moonlight on the Snow." ENCOUNTERS IN THE NEW WORLD: LITERATUR- UND KULTURWISSENSCHAFTLICHE BEITRAEGE ZU KULTURELLEN BEGEGNUNGEN IN DER NEUEN WELT. In Harald Zapf and Klaus Loesch (Ed.), Tuebingen: Gunter Narr
  • Fleischmann, F. (2005). "Margaret Fuller." Encyclopedia of New England Culture. pp. 987-88.). : Yale University Press
  • Fleischmann, F. (2004). "John Neal (1793-1876." Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. (Vol. 2 pp. 565-567). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio
  • Fleischmann, F. (1999). "Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta." American National Biography. (Vol. 3 pp. 233-34). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Fleischmann, F. (1998). "John Neal." Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. pp. 311-13). Chicago and London: Fitzroy Publishers

Others

  • Fleischmann, F. (2015). "John Neal." In: The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Elightenment.. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Fleischmann, F. (2013). Brains versus Capital: Entrepreneurship for Everyone - Lean, Smart, Simple: Stiftung Entrepreneurship
  • Fleischmann, F. (in press). "Charles Brockden Brown and Women's Rights." In: The Oxford Handbook on Charles Brockden Brown, ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Fleischmann, F. (2013). Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown. Vol. 1: Letters and Early Epistolary Writings. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press

Presentations

  • Chair for panel entitled "Transcribing History and Translating Nature"
    Fleischmann, F. Chair for panel entitled "Transcribing History and Translating Nature" 10th International Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society, Tampa, Florida (2015)
  • Public panel discussion on proposed Massachusetts carbon tax, sponsored by the Wellesley League of Women Voters
    Fleischmann, F. Public panel discussion on proposed Massachusetts carbon tax, sponsored by the Wellesley League of Women Voters (2013)
  • Chair for panel entitled “’Edge of Glory’: Revolutionary Afterlives”
    Fleischmann, F. Chair for panel entitled “’Edge of Glory’: Revolutionary Afterlives” 9th International Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society, Paris (2013)
  • Chair for panel entitled "‘Go Brown!’ New Directions on Brockden Brown and American Literary History”
    Fleischmann, F. Chair for panel entitled "‘Go Brown!’ New Directions on Brockden Brown and American Literary History” 8th International Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society, New York (2012)

  • Fleischmann, F. Labor for Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Germany (2010)
  • "A Right Manly Man": John Neal's Feminist Advocacy and the Question of Masculinity"
    Fleischmann, F. "A Right Manly Man": John Neal's Feminist Advocacy and the Question of Masculinity" Inaugural Converence of C19: Society of Nineteeth-Century Americanists(2010)
  • Fuller's Emerging Radicalism
    Fleischmann, F. Fuller's Emerging Radicalism Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Panel, First Parish of Groton, MA (2010)
  • Margaret Fuller at 200: An Inspiration for HerTime and Ours
    Fleischmann, F. Margaret Fuller at 200: An Inspiration for HerTime and Ours , First Parish of Medfield (2010)
  • Waging War: The American Revolution and the Battle of the Sexes in John neal's Seventy-Six
    Fleischmann, F. Waging War: The American Revolution and the Battle of the Sexes in John neal's Seventy-Six CSECS/NEASECS, Ottawa (2009)
  • What is Entrepreneurial Thinking?
    Fleischmann, F. What is Entrepreneurial Thinking? , St. Gallen University, Switzerland (2009)
  • John Neal's Yankees: Models for the Nation?
    Fleischmann, F. John Neal's Yankees: Models for the Nation? 6th Biennial Converence of the Society of Early Americanists, Hamilton, Bermuda (2009)
  • Marx, Engels, and Margaret Fuller
    Fleischmann, F. Marx, Engels, and Margaret Fuller Annual Conference of the Modern Language Associations of America, San Francisco, CA (2008)
  • Christmas, Crime, and Cuisine: Historic Nuremberg in Contemporary Crime Fiction
    Fleischmann, F., Fischer, K. Christmas, Crime, and Cuisine: Historic Nuremberg in Contemporary Crime Fiction Annual Meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Cincinnati, OH (2008)
  • Charles Brockden Brown's 'The Man at Home'
    Fleischmann, F. Charles Brockden Brown's 'The Man at Home' Biennial Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society, Dresden, Germany (2008)
  • Entrepreneurship as a Way of Life
    Fleischmann, F. Entrepreneurship as a Way of Life Kongress 'Studieren - Forschen - Grunden', Berlin, Germany (2008)
  • "Entrepreneurship as Emancipation: The History of an Idea"
    Fleischmann, F. "Entrepreneurship as Emancipation: The History of an Idea" Lecture Series: "Entrepreneurship: Qualifikation der Zukunft", Berlin, Germany (2007)
  • Entrepreneurship as Emancipation: The History of an Idea
    Fleischmann, F. Entrepreneurship as Emancipation: The History of an Idea , Berlin, Germany (2006)