Assistant Professor, German

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Keezell B13

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


Fall 2017:
GER 307: History of German Civilization
GER 102: Beginning German II
GER 231: Intermediate German I

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 Today. Co-authored book by the members of the Keywords Project  (
Ed. Colin MacCabe and Holly Yanacek. Oxford University    Press, 2018 (under contract).

“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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