Thomas Pfau

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Languages and the Duke Divinity School. His research and publications have focused on literature, aesthetics, and philosophical theology from the 18th century forward, with a concentration of the English and German traditions. His most recent book is Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013).


  1. The Eschatological Marian Image

    Thomas Pfau, Duke University Mary Baldwin Professor of English, on why van Eyck's paintings occupy a liminal space between iconography and realism.

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