Assistant Professor, German

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Keezell B13


Ph.D. and M.A. University of Pittsburgh (German Studies)


HUM 200: Great Works of Literature (Humans, Animals, Machines)
GER 425: Modern German Literature
GER 341: Translation Competencies
GER 307: History of German Civilization
GER 102: Beginning German II
GER 231: Intermediate German I
GER 232: Intermediate German II

Research and Teaching Interests

19th- and 20th-Century German Literature, History of Emotions, Moral Philosophy, Narrative Theory, Foreign Language Drama Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Historical Semantics.


Keywords for TodayA 21st Century Vocabulary. The Keywords Project. Ed. Colin MacCabe and Holly Yanacek. Oxford University Press, 2018 (forthcoming). 

“Nasty Women: Female Anger as Moral Judgment in Fontane’s Grete Minde and Effi Briest.”
In Fontane in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. John B. Lyon and Brian Tucker. Camden House (accepted).

“The Symbol.” English translation of Friedrich Theodor Vischer’s philosophical treatise “Das Symbol”(1887). 
Art in Translation 7.4 (February 2016): 417-448. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Online.

“Investigating the Unexplained: Paranormal Belief and Perception in Kleist’s ‘Die heilige Cäcilie’ and ‘Das Bettelweib von Locarno.’” 
Colloquia Germanica 45.2 (2012): 163-178. Published in August 2015.

Works in Progress
Book project: Rethinking Feeling in Fin-de-siècle German Literature

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