Faculty Profile for Dr. Margaret Eleano Menninger

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Dr. Margaret Eleano Menninger
Associate Professor — History
TMH 230
phone: (512) 245-2188

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Margaret Eleanor Menninger has been a member of the Department of History since 2001 and is a former NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities. Menninger was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and Iowa City, Iowa. She received her A.B. with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1986. Menninger was a Rotary Scholar at Georg-August Universität in Göttingen in 1986-87. Menninger has worked in publishing for both Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston and Carl Hanser Verlag in Germany. She received her A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1991 and 1998 respectively where her research was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.

Teaching Interests

Modern Europe, Western and World Music, Western and World Civilizations

Research Interests

Menninger’s research interests include cultural philanthropy, civil society, and regional identity and bourgeois culture in Germany. She has additional interests in the social history of music, cultural diplomacy and the history of Scandinavia, particularly Iceland.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Imhoof, D., Menninger, M. E., & Steinhoff, A. J. (Eds.). (2016). The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, and Inspirations. New York: Berghahn Books. Retrieved from http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=ImhoofTotal
  • Imhoof, D., Menninger, M. E., & Steinhoff, A. J. (Eds.). (2016). Introduction. In The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, and Inspirations (pp. 1–27). New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Imhoof, D., Menninger, M. E., & Steinhoff, A. J. (Eds.). (2016). The Will to Heal: Gesamtkunstwerk and Memorial Music since 1945 with Julia Goodwin. In The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, and Inspirations (pp. 295–329). New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Menninger, M. E. (2018, January 20). [Review of Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany, by M. Head]. The European Legacy. Tel Aviv, Israel: International Society for the Study of European Ideas. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10848770.2018.1441182
  • Menninger, M. E. (2017, September 27). [Review of The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme, by C. Applegate]. Central European History. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Central European Society. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008938917000656

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. April 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. August 1, 2013 - May 1, 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State Faculty Awards Program. August 1, 2012 - May 1, 2013
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State Faculty Awards Program. August 1, 2011 - May 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. August 1, 2004 - May 1, 2005

Selected Grants

  • Menninger, Margaret Eleanor. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Funded: 2001). Grant.
  • Menninger, Margaret Eleanor. NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities. (Funded: 2015 - 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Search Committee -- Russian History
April 1, 2019-Present
Faculty Advisor
Texas State Fencing
August 21, 2018-Present
Chair
European History Curriculum Committee
January 29, 2018-Present
Member
Allies of Texas State
2000-Present
Secretary
German Studies Association
December 15, 2018-January 1, 2021