Hux, Samuel


Professor Emeritus
History and Philosophy

Phone: 718-262-2954
Office Location: AC-3D08B
shux@york.cuny.edu

Education

DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD University of Connecticut English 1965 
AB University of North Carolina English / Philosophy 1958 
Samuel Hux is a founding faculty member at York. While Professor of English (offering Understanding Poetry, Old and New Testaments, Tragedy, Shakespeare, and the "great books" course Foundations of Western Literature) he teaches more than half his schedule each semester in Philosophy (Introduction to Philosophy, American Philosophy, Aesthetics) and the Western Civilization survey governed by the History and Philosophy Department. He is currently engaged in two lengthy Works in Progress: (1) the revision of selected essays for a proposed collection; (2) a book-length manuscript in intellectual history on the theme of the dissociation of cultivation and ethics in modern western civilization, tentatively entitiled THE GENTILE PROBLEM. Professor Hux wishes to note that "Field of Expertise" below is somewhat misleading--and forbidding--since he has functioned as a generalist: a literary, philosophical, and familiar essayist seeking Virginia Woolf's educated "common reader."

Areas of Expertise

Tragedy
Holocaust Literature
Classical Foundations of Western Literature
American Thought
Aesthetics
History of Ideas

Books in Field Of Expertise

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Samuel Hux. "Uncle Irving." Modern Age. Summer 1995: 330-336.

Samuel Hux. "Spendthrift Mercy: Christianity and the 'Psychopathic Saint'." Commonweal. March 25, 1994: 11-14.

Samuel Hux. "For Mr. Tate." Modern Age. Winter 1994: 150-156.

Samuel Hux. "Credo: Dana Gioia's 'Can Poetry Matter?'." Chronicles. October 1993: 39-40.

Samuel Hux. "Poetry Now and the Space We Live in." Humanitas. VI, no. 2 1993: 3-14.

Samuel Hux. "Contributor to "Symposium on Humane Socialism and Traditional Coinservatism"." The New Oxford Review. October 1987: .

Samuel Hux. "Economese--or the Misplaced Nominative." Dissent. Winter 1986: 102-104.

Samuel Hux. "Beware the Unintended Consequences: How American Foreign Policy Makes the World Unsafe for a Friend." Moment. November 1985: 56-59.

Samuel Hux. "Anti-Semitism, Anyone? : How 'Polite' Anti-Semitism Has Become a Fshionable Flaw." Moment. September 1985: 59-62.

Samuel Hux. "The Prez Doth Cut a Goodly Figure. . .." Dissent. Fall 1984: 393-397.

Samuel Hux. "Affirmative Action, Anti-Semitism, and the Politics of Brave Triviality." Moment. June 1984: 59-62.

Samuel Hux. "Self-Election of the Elite." Dissent. Winter 1984: 127-129, 141.

Samuel Hux. "Nazi Albert Speer: Model of Culture and Morality?." Moment. September 1983: 53-58.

Samuel Hux. "Eichmann in Elmwood." Midstream. April 1983: 35-41.

Samuel Hux. "Confessions of an Inconsistent Opportunist." Commonweal. September 10, 1982: 461-465.

Samuel Hux. "The Caudillo and the Saint." The Antioch Review. Summer 1982: 330-343.

Samuel Hux. "Are 300 (Spanish) Parties Too Many Parties?." Dissent. Summer 1982: 362-364.

Samuel Hux. "Mercy and the Literati." Worldview. June 1982: 4.

Samuel Hux. "Literature and the Human Paradox." Worldview. April 1982: 12-14.

Samuel Hux. "Unmasking Spanish Faces." Moment. March 1982: 45-46.

Samuel Hux. "American Poetry and Culture: From Inspiration to Servitude." Worldview. September 1981: 8-10.

Samuel Hux. "An Outsider's Look at Catholic Social Thought: From Thomas Aquinas to Economic Democracy." Commonweal. April 10, 1981: 200-204.

Samuel Hux. "Some General Ideas and the Novel." Worldview. April 1981: 5-6.

Samuel Hux. "Dead Center Dems: A Map for Going Nowhere." Commonweal. February 13, 1981: 76-77.

Samuel Hux. "The Catholic Jews of Mallorca." The National Jewish Monthly. February 1981: 34-39.

Samuel Hux. "Older Germans, Youger Krauts." Worldview. April 1980: 8-10.

Samuel Hux. "Economic Ills: Michael Harrington's 'Decade of Decision'." The Progressive. November 1980: 58-60.

Samuel Hux. "The Necessity of Irrelevant Traditions." The Antioch Review. Winter 1980: 108-118.

Samuel Hux. "'So the king says--says he': Historical Novel / Fictional History." The Western Humanities Review. XXXIII, No. 3 Summer 1979: 189-201.

Samuel Hux. "Garry Wills's 'Contessions of a Conservative'." Worldview. November 1979: 54-56.

Samuel Hux. "The Debris of Ideas." Dissent. Spring 1979: 164-168.

Samuel Hux. "More than a Matter of Basques: Remarks on Spanish Regionalism." Worldview. December 1979: 27-29.

Samuel Hux. "Affection: Beyond Philo-Semitism." Moment. January-February 1979: 20-23.

Samuel Hux. "A Note on Amos Oz." The American Zionist. September-October 1978: 20-22.

Samuel Hux. "On the Politics of Manners." The North American Mentor Magazine. XVI, No. 2 Summer 1978: 37-44.

Samuel Hux. "Para-Whatsit: A Certain Incapacity of Appreciate the World." The Humanist. May-June 1978: 30-32.

Samuel Hux. "Confessions of a Socialist Conservative." Moment. May 1978: 59-62.

Samuel Hux. "The Holocaust and the Survival of Tragedy." Worldview. October 1977: 4-10.

Samuel Hux. "The Laissez-Faire University." Worldview. March 1977: 38-42.

Samuel Hux. "Freud Abroad: Paul Roazen's 'Freud and His Followers' and John Murray Cuddihy's 'The Ordeal of Civility'." Midstream. June-July 1976: 80-87.

Samuel Hux. "The Terror of Jean-Paul Sartre." Worldview. December 1975: 37-41.

Samuel Hux. "Pignatelli's Progress: Joihn Dos Passos's 'Century's Ebb: The Thirteenth Chronicle'." Saturday Review. October 18, 1975: 16=17.

Samuel Hux. "Of Our Time: Jean-Paul Sartre's 'Between Existentialism and Marxism'." The New Republic. March 22, 1975: 28-29.

Samuel Hux. "Christian de La Maziere's 'The Captive Dreamer'." Worldview. October 1975: 52-54.

Samuel Hux. "Culture and the Abyss." Commentary. August 1974: 54-59.

Samuel Hux. "Apologies for the Mind." Worldview. March 1976: 39-44.

Samuel Hux. "Character and Form in Bellow." Forum. Spring 1974: 34-38.

Samuel Hux. "The English Journals and the Specialty Syndrome." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. May 1973: 54-56.

Samuel Hux. "Liberal Education and Radical Values." Dissent. Fall 1972: 617-631.

Samuel Hux. "Old Southern Magic: Some Notes on Tragedy." Modern Occasions. Spring 1972: 297-305.

Samuel Hux. "Hero Politics: Andre Malraux's 'Anti-Memoirs'." Commentary. May 1969: 91-94.

Samuel Hux. "On American Literary Existentialism." Forum. Fall-Winter 1969: 37-42.

Samuel Hux. "Irony in The Aspern Papers: The Unreliable Symbolist." Ball Sate University Forum. X, No. 1 Winter 1969: 60-65.

Samuel Hux. "Mailer's Dream of Violence." The Minnesota Review. VIII, No. 2 1968: 152-157.

Samuel Hux. "Shakespeare's Sonnet CXXXVIII." The Explicator. XXV, No. 5 January 1967: 45.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Samuel Hux. "Our Uncle Irving: Howe's Conservative Strain." Irving Howe and the Critics, ed. John Rodden, University of Nebraska Press. 2005: 47-56.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Worldview" July 1983: 24.

"Review of Lawrence L. Langer's The Age of Atrocity: Death in Modern Literature in Worldview" April 1979: 46-47.

"Review of August Heckscher's When LaGuardia Was Mayor in The New Republic" November 25, 1978: 37.

"Review of Paul Seabury's Universities in the Western World and Walter Kaufmann's The Future of the Humanities in Worldview" January-February 1978: 62-64.

"Review of Kingsley Amis' The Alteration in The New Republic" May 28, 1977: 39-40.

"Review of Philip Toynbee's The Distant Drum: Reflections on the Spanish Civil War in Worldview" May 1977: 46-48.

""Goodbye to All That" (Review of Murray G. Ross's The University: The Anatomy of Academe) in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" May 1976: 62-63.

""Urban Slickers" (Review of Thomas P. Murphy's Universities in the Urban Crisis) in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" June 1975: 55-56.

"Review of M.L. Rosenthal's Poetry and the Common Life in Commonweal" May 23, 1975: 150.

""Casting the First Stone" (Review of Joseph Ellis and Robert Moore's School for Soldiers: West Point and the Profession of Arms) in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" February 1975: 56.

""Liberal Loves and Hates" (Review of John P. Roche's Sentenced to Life and Herbert M. Greenberg's To Educate with Love) in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" Summer 1974: 59-60.

 

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Hux, Samuel
Professor Emeritus
History and Philosophy