Associate Professor of German
Ph.D. (19th- and 20th-century German literature) 1968, M.A. 1961, New York; B.B.A. 1959, City College.
Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 329
Areas of Research/Interest: German Romanticism (E. T. A. Hoffmann, Friedrich Schlegal, Novalis); 20th-century novel (Kafka, Max Frisch, Günter Grass, Robert Musil); post-structuralist/deconstructionist theory (from Nietzsche to Derrida).
External Affiliations: Northeast Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association, American Association of University Teachers, American Association of Teachers of German, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.
Fellowships/Honors: Chair (Panel), Nietzsche Conference, New York University, 1994; Great Teacher Award, New York University, 1991; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University, 1989, 1998; Chair, Special Session on Günter Grass, Modern Language Association, 1982; Chair, Session on Autobiographical Writings, Hofstra University, 1982.
Nietzsche in the Light of Post-classical Science and Post-structuralist Aesthetics. Forthcoming.
The 'Beyond' in Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil: Reflections on a Post-nihilistic Ethics. International Conference on "Culture after Nihilism"-Paris. 1994.
Myth and History in Günter Grass' Der Butt. Houston German Studies, vol. 3. 1982. 32-42.
Encounter with German Poetry: Paul Celan. Teaching Language Through Literature, 19, no. 1. 1979. 34-41.
Reality and Symbol in Gerhart Hauptmann's Bahnwärter Thiel. Teaching Language Through Literature, 16, no. 2. 1977. 26-32.