Eva Brann


Eva Brann

Eva Brann (born 1929) is a former dean (1990-1997) and the longest-serving tutor (1957-present) at St. John's College, Annapolis, and a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

Brann was born to a Jewish family in Berlin. She migrated in 1941 to the United States and received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1950, her M.A. from Yale in 1951, and her Ph.D. from Yale in 1956. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Middlebury College.

Her published works (not including translations) include:

*"Late Geometric and Protoattic Pottery, Mid 8th to Late 7th Century B.C." (1971)
*"Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address, America, Constitutionalism" (1976, with Laurence Berns)
*"Paradoxes of Education in a Republic" (1989)
*"The World of the Imagination" (1992)
*"The Past-Present: Selected Writings of Eva Brann" (1997)
*"What, Then, Is Time?" (1999)
*"His Monkey Wife or Married to a Chimp" (2000, with John Collier)
*"The Ways of Naysaying: No, Not, Nothing, and Nonbeing" (2001)
*"Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad" (2002)
*"The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates' Conversations and Plato's Writings" (2004)
*"Open Secrets/Inward Prospects: Reflections on Word and Soul" (2004)
*"Feeling Our Feelings: What Philosophers Think and People Know" (2008)


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