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Mark Larrimore faculty records

 Collection
Identifier: NS-02-09-01

Summary

Collection consists of Eugene Lang College Religious Studies professor Mark Larrimore's teaching and subject files. Student work in the form of publications and posters advertising campus events are heavily represented.

Dates

  • 1985 - 2014

Creator

Language of Materials

All materials in English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. One born-digital file is available upon request. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Biographical Note

Mark Larrimore (1966-) holds a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from Worcester College, Oxford University and a PhD (1994) in religion from Princeton University. He first appears in the 2002 Eugene Lang College course catalog in which he is listed as Chair of Religious Studies. He is the author of The Book of Job: A Biography (Princeton, 2013) and the editor of The Problem of Evil: A Reader (Blackwell, 2001). He has served as co-editor with Sara Eigen on The German Invention of Race (State University of New York, 2006) and with Kathleen T. Talvacchia and Michael F. Pettinger on Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms (New York University, 2015).

In addition to teaching religion at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, serving as Religious Studies Program Director, and supervising independent studies and senior projects, Larrimore co-teaches with Professor Julia Foulkes a University Liberal Arts course entitled, "Who New? A History of The New School." In 2005, Larrimore received the Distinguished Teaching Award from The New School. In addition to religious studies, Larrimore has been a proponent of the liberal arts and has pursued collaborations at The New School with academics in fields outside of his own.

Extent

.7 Cubic Feet (13 folders, 1 oversize box)

Scope and Content of Collection

Materials in this collection document Mark Larrimore's role as a Eugene Lang College professor and primarily consist of student work, readings compiled for students, and student publications, as well as ephemera advertising liberal arts courses and events.

Some files pre-date Larrimore's hiring and consist exclusively of photocopied materials. Larrimore compiled some of the files on specific topics, such as the "mobilization" of the mid-1990s surrounding activism centered on the hiring and tenure approval of faculty of color at The New School. Other materials, such as those labeled, "Reading NYC," and A Gender Diary, were collected by Larrimore but do not represent classes he taught. A Gender Diary is a digitally produced publication by Eugene Lang College faculty member Aleksandra Wagner, with contributions by Ann Snitow and students in Wagner's Fall 2009 class, "Identity and Social Theory." It was produced on the occasion of the symposium, No Longer in Exile: The Legacy and Future of Gender Studies at The New School, March 26-27, 2010.

Professor Larrimore's own research is not included here, nor is documentation from his role as Religious Studies Program Director.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Other Finding Aids

For selected item-level description and images from the Mark Larrimore faculty records, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/NS020901.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mark Larrimore in two accessions, the first in 2014 and the second in 2015.

Related Materials

The Ann Snitow faculty records (NS.02.08.01) also document teaching at Eugene Lang College. One file in Mark Larrimore's records was given to Larrimore by Snitow. Additionally, Larrimore's collection documents activities in which Snitow participated.
Title
Guide to the Mark Larrimore faculty records
Status
Completed
Author
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
Date
December 21, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin