Professor of Comparative Literature
Ballantine Hall 907
David M. Hertz is a professor of comparative literature at Indiana University in Bloomington. His books include The Tuning of the Word, Angels of Reality, and Frank Lloyd Wright in Word and Form. He has written on modern poetry, music, drama, and architectural history. A composer and pianist, Hertz is the co-founder of the Center for Comparative Arts at Indiana University. He has received grants from the Mellon and Graham foundations and is listed in Who's Who Among College Teachers. He earned B.A. (comparative literature), B.S. (music), and M.A. (comparative literature) degrees at Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. Since 2002, he has served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC. With Eugene Eoyang, Professor Hertz has organized several conferences around the world on the study of mutability in world poetry. Many of the papers have been published in the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature. He is currently finishing a study of the Clizia myth in the works of Eugenio Montale.