Centre professor publishes article
DANVILLE, KY - Dan Manheim, associate professor of English and chairman of the Humanities Division at Centre College, has published an article on American historian and philosopher Henry Adams. His work appeared earlier this year in Biography and was titled, "The Voice of Arii Taimai: Henry Adams and the Challenge of Empire."
Manheim says that Adams, who was the grandson of President John Quincy Adams, visited Tahiti in 1891, where he was made an honorary member of the Teva clan and agreed to write their story from the perspective of an aging clan chieftess named Arii Taimai. Adams' subsequent memoir about the experience has intrigued scholars because it stands in contrast to his family's role in U.S. moves toward expansion and domination around the globe in the late 1800s.
A member of the Centre faculty since 1991, Manheim has taught courses on major American writers, African-American literature, American autobiography and poetry. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, he was a visiting professor at Bard College and an instructor at Columbia University and Barnard College. Manheim holds a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia.
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