NEW YORK UNIVERSITYARTS AND SCIENCECOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCEGRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
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Faculty

Faculty

    Faculty
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      Ulrich Baer

      Professor of German and Comparative Literature

      Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, & Diversity

      Phone: 

      212-998-8695

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 326


      Research Interests: 
      Poetry; photography; literary theory; continental philosophy; visual culture; new media; trauma and testimony in all media in history, and culture; literature as a mode of knowing; globalization; environmentalism; texts and images of social justice
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      Doreen Densky

      Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of German

      Phone: 

      212-992-9661

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 329


      Research Interests: 
      Post-Enlightenment German and Austrian literature and thought, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century narrative prose; poetics of knowledge; literary and narrative theory; film studies; nature-culture relations and visuality in literature; law and literature; Franz Kafka
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      Andrea Dortmann

      Senior Language Lecturer of German

      Language Program Director

      Phone: 

      212-998-8653

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 333


      Research Interests: 
      German Literature and Culture from the 19th and 21st century; Foreign Language Pedagogy; Content Based Language Instruction (CBI); Curriculum Development; History, Theory, and Practice of Translation
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      Christiane Frey

      Associate Professor of German

      Global Coordinator

      Phone: 

      212-998-9049

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 325


      Research Interests: 
      16th- to early 19th-century German literature (in the European context); history of aesthetic theory and epistemology; historical semantics; literature and the sciences; theory and history of secularization; systems theory; literary theory; narratology
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      Alys George

      Assistant Professor of German

      Director of Undergraduate Studies

      Phone: 

      212-998-8654

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 321


      Research Interests: 
      20th- and 21st-century Austrian and German literature, cultural history, and visual culture; Viennese modernism; Austria-Hungary; silent film; early 20th-century dance; history of the body; medical humanities.
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      Avital Ronell

      Professor of German and Comparative Literature

      University Professor of the Humanities

      Phone: 

      212-998-8651

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 319


      Research Interests: 
      Literary and other discourses; feminist and queer letters; philosophy; technology and media; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; performance art.
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      Elisabeth Strowick

      Professor of German

      Research Interests: 
      German literature and thought from the 19th century to the present, literary theory, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, rhetoric, poetics of knowledge
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      Friedrich Ulfers

      Associate Professor of German

      Phone: 

      212-998-8656

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 330


      Research Interests: 
      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).
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      Leif Weatherby

      Assistant Professor of German

      Director of Graduate Studies

      Phone: 

      212-998-8659

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 322


      Research Interests: 
      German Enlightenment and Romanticism; Idealism; history of science and aesthetics; Marx and Marxism.
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      Christopher Wood

      Professor of German

      Department Chair

      Phone: 

      212-998-3768

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 334


      Research Interests: 
      Temporalities of art: anachronism, archaism, typology, primitivisms; history of scholarship, esp. the disciplines of art history and archeology; folk art and folk literature; Märchen and Sagen; portraiture and especially “embedded” portraits (donors, votaries); votive objects and images, pilgrimages, relics; drawing and studio practice in the Renaissance; European art and the New World; art and replication technologies; magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe; art and the Protestant Reformation; iconoclasm; German art and culture in the 19th century; art and poetry of Romanticism.
    Distinguished Global Faculty
    Eberhard Berent Goethe Chair
    DAAD Chair in Contemporary Poetics
    Adjunct Faculty
    • Photo of Chadwick Smith
      Chadwick Smith

      Office: 

      19 University Place, Room 323


      Research Interests: 
      German literature after 1800; human rights; aesthetics; law and literature; political theory; science, technology, and society; and media Studies.
    Affiliated Faculty
    • Photo of Jacques Lezra
      Jacques Lezra

      Professor of Comparative Literature and German

      Phone: 

      212-998-8780

      Research Interests: 
      Comparative literature and literary theory; Shakespeare; the literary and visual culture of Early Modern Europe. A specialist in the literary, visual and philosophical culture of the early modern period, also studies and publishes on contemporary political philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the theory and practices of translation.
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      Richard Sieburth

      Professor of Comparative Literature and German

      Phone: 

      (212) 998-8713

      Office: 

      Office Location: 13 University Place, Room 606


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      Larry Wolff

      Professor of History

      Director, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

      Phone: 

      212-998-8615

      Office: 

      King Juan Carlos Center, Room 322


      Research Interests: 
      Eastern Europe, Poland, Habsburg Monarchy, Enlightenment, history of childhood
    Emeriti
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      Robert Cohen

      Adjunct Professor of German

      Research Interests: 
      20th century German literature; Weimar modernism and avant garde; literary representations of the Holocaust; Marxist literary theory; Bertolt Brecht; Peter Weiss.
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      Bernd Hüppauf

      Professor of German

      Phone: 

      +49 (0)30 3974 65 77

      Research Interests: 
      Literature and Culture of the Weimar Republic, Representations of War in Literature and Photography, Literature and Philosophical Anthropology, Aesthetics of Skepticism.