Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture Series
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1941, Eugene Lunn was the author of two landmark books: Prophet of Community: The Romantic Socialism of Gustav Landauer (University of California Press, 1975) and Marxism and Modernism: An Historical Study of Lukacs, Brecht, Benjamin and Adorno(University of California Press, 1982).
Professor Lunn, who joined the UC Davis faculty in 1970, was particularly gifted in helping students understand the nuances of socio-political undercurrents, and guided them in developing their analytical skills. Eugene Lunn received the Magnar Ronning award for teaching excellence in 1989. He died of cancer the following year at age 48.
In the Archives: Getting a Life
Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain
Good Reading for the Million: The "Paperback Revolution" and the Diffusion of Academic Knowledge in Mid-20th Century Britain and America
Jane Franklin's Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin's Sister
Books, Digits, and Dollars: A Design for the Future
War! What is it Good for? How Violence Made Civilization, from Primates to Robots