Germanic Languages and Literatures Faculty listing


Kathleen M. Canning  (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Sonya Rose Collegiate Professor of History), Modern Germany, modern European women and gender, labor and social movement

Geoff Eley (Sylvia L. Thrupp Collegiate Professor of Comparative History; Karl Port Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History), German history, modern Europe, historiography, cultural studies

Julia Hell, Twentieth-century German Literature and Culture; Literary and Cultural Theory; Psychoanalysis and Feminist Theory

Andrei S. Markovits (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Carl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of German and Comparative Politics, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), German and European Politics, Comparative Political Sociology, Sociology of Culture and Sports

Helmut Puff (Richard Hudson Research Professor of History), Early Modern German Literature and History, Gender Studies

Robin Queen (Linguistics / Germanic Languages & Literatures / English Language & Literature) (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Sociolinguistics, Intonation, Language Contact, Bilingualism, Language and Gender, Germanic Linguistics

Scott Spector, Cultural History, Intellectual History, Film, German-Jewish Culture

George P. Steinmetz (Sociology / Germanic Languages and Literatures) (Charles H. Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures), Social Theory, Historical Sociology, German Colonialism, Political Sociology

Johannes von Moltke (Germanic Languages and Literatures / Screen Arts and Cultures), Film Theory, Cultural studies, and German Film History; connections between German Film and Popular Culture

Silke-Maria Weineck, Comparative literature, literary theory, aesthetics

Associate Professors

Frederick Amrine (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Age of Goethe, Philosophy, Literature and Science

Kerstin Barndt, Weimar Culture; Museum Studies; Feminist Theory

Andreas Gailus, Literaure and Philosophy; German Literaure, 1770-1945; Textual Theory; Psychoanalysis

Peter M. McIsaac, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century German and Austrian literature and culture; museum studies, history of science and medicine, gender

Assistant Professor

Kristin Dickinson, Translation Studies and World Literature; Comparative Methodologies; Transnationalism; Mono- and Multilingualism Studies

Alice Geoff (Germanic Languages and Literatures / History), history of museums, aesthetics, and the relationships between material objects and political thought in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Kira Thurman, cultural historian specializing in modern central Europe and the black diaspora

Tyler Whitney, modernism, history of science, and media theory


Vicki Dischler, Language Acquisition, Cultural Studies, Music, Film, Literature and Psychology

Johanna Eriksson, Swedish Language, Literature, and Culture

Karl-Georg Federhofer (Alan P. Cottrell Collegiate Lecturer), Foreign Language Acquisition, Contemporary Popular Culture

Andrew Mills, 19th-Century Literature, Contemporary German Culture

Hartmut Rastalsky, Language Pedagogy, Comparative Literature, Scientific German

Annemarie Toebosch, Dutch Language, Literature, and Culture

Professors Emeriti

Roy C. Cowen, 19th-century Drama, Naturalism, Hauptmann

Mary Crichton, Goethe, C.F. Meyer, 19th Century Poetry

Gerhard Dunnhaupt, 16th and 17th Century Literature

Werner Grilk, 19th-Century Literature, Drama, Bibliography

Erich Hofacker, Modern Literature, DDR Literature

Robert L. Kyes, Germanic Linguistics, Language Learning and Pedagogy

Robert Paslick, Modern Literature, Humanism, Mysticism

Hansjoerg Schelle, 18th Century Literature, Age of Goethe, Wieland, Classical Tradition, Poetics, Prose Analysis, Metrics

Ingo Seidler, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Theory of Literature

Hermann F. Weiss, Romanticism, 19th-century Literature

Affiliated Faculty

Matthew Biro (History of Art), 
Mika LaVaque-Manty (Political Science), 
Anita Norich (English Language & Literature / Judaic Studies), 
Alexander Potts (History of Art), 
Michael Rodemer (School of Art & Design), 
Elizabeth Sears (History of Art), 
Steven M. Whiting (Musicology, School of Music, Theatre & Dance)

Associate Professors: 
Rita Chin (History), 
Damani Partridge (Anthropology / Afroamerican and African Studies), 
Claire Zimmerman (Architecture, College of Architecture + Urban Planning / History of Art)

Assistant Professor: 
Maya Barzilai (Near Eastern Studies / Judaic Studies)

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