Frederick Amrine

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Frederick Amrine

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor,
Associate Professor of German

University of Michigan
German Department
3210 MLB
812 E.Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI

Phone: 734.764.8018
Fax: 734.763.6557

  • Fields of Study
    • Goethe
    • Novalis
    • German Idealism
  • About

    Frederick Amrine's research has been devoted primarily to Goethe, Novalis, German Idealism, and the emerging field of Literature and Science. His formal training includes an undergraduate degree in English Literature, and substantial graduate work in Philosophy and Classics at Cambridge University. Professor Amrine teaches regularly in the Great Books and Honors Programs, and he has won several awards for teaching.

    Selected Publications

    • "The Unconscious of Nature: Analyzing Disenchantment in Faust I." The Goethe Yearbook, 17 (2010), 117-132.
    • "Rethinking the Bildungsroman," Michigan Germanic Studies 13.2 (1987).
    • Goethe and the Sciences: A Reappraisal (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1987).
    • "Goethe's Italian Discoveries as a Natural Scientist (The Scientist in the Underworld)," in Goethe in Italy, 1786-1986, ed. G. Hofmeister (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988).
    • "'The Metamorphosis of the Scientist," The Goethe Yearbook 5 (1990).
    • "The Triumph of Life': Nietzsche's Verbicide," in The Crisis in Modernism; Bergson and the Vitalist Tradition, ed. Frederick Burwick and Paul Douglass. Cambridge Cambridge UP, 1992.
    • Goethe in the History of Science, Vol. 1 (NY: Lang, 1996).
    • Goethe in the History of Science, Vol. 2 (NY: Lang, 1996).

  • Awards
    • Julia A. Lockwood Award for Research and Teaching [1992]
    • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor [1998]
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