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Graduate Students

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Ferdinand Bubacz

William Cheung

Hyowon Cho

Jacob Denz


Leonie Ettinger

Marie-Luise Goldmann

Endre Holeczy

Kurt Hollender

Jonathan Kassner

Sean Larson

Temitope Noah

Elisa Santucci

Benjamin Schluter

James Wagner


Dominik Zechner



Visiting Students

Nora Heinicke
University of Zurich



Recent Graduates

Susanne Fuchs, Ph.D. 2016

Carmen Bartl-
Schmechel, Ph.D. 2015
"Schiller und Freud: Vom Erhabenen zur Sublimierung. Eine Wissensgeschichte intellektueller Leidbewältigung"

Jerome Bolton, Ph.D. 2015
"Toward a Theory of the Veteran: The Trenches, Trauma, and Technology's 'Third' Hero."

Nimrod Reitman,
Ph.D. 2015
"On the Serious Motherhood of Men: Dissonance in Music, Rhetoric, and Poetry."
Albert Einstein Fellowship, The Einstein Forum and the Daimler Benz Foundation, 2016.

Kevin Vennemann,
Ph.D. 2015
"'(denn unser Organismus ist oligarchisch eingerichtet)' - Thermodynamik und der Verfall einer Familie."

Ruth Zisman,
Ph.D. 2015
"Displaced Battlefields: Sigmund Freud and the Reading of War Zones."
Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities, Bard College.

Andrea Hacker,
M.Phil. 2014

Sarah Harris,
M.A. 2014
"Disjointed Narratives: Limbs, Gears, and the Monstrosities of the Human Form in Romanticism."
Ph.D. student at U.C. Berkeley.


Dania Hückmann,
Ph.D. 2014
"Das Versprechen der Gerechtigkeit: Rache im Realismus."

Lydia Butt,
Ph.D. 2013
"
Die Inszenierung der Einbildungskraft: Phantasie und Publikumsbezug in Lessings Dramatik, Kritk und Ästhetik."
Lecturer of German language, literature and culture at Carleton College since Fall 2013; Co-director of Carleton's off-campus studies program in Berlin.


Alicja Kowalska,
Ph.D. 2013
"Bildung und Rebellion. Jugend in literarischen und philosophischen Texten von Johann G. Herder bis Friedrich Nietzsche."
Adjunct instructor, NYU Department of German.

Joshua Winchester,
M.A. 2013
"Apprehension: Towards Franz Kafka's Ethics."
Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University.


Lauren Stone,
Ph.D. 2013
"The Turn to Childhood: Toward a Theory of the "Kinderstube" in Stifter, Rilke, and Benjamin."

Thorsten Carstensen,
Ph.D. 2012
"Romanisches Erzählen: Peter Handke und die epische Tradition."
Assistant Professor of German at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) since August 2012.

Allan Madin, M.A. 2012
"Romancing the Stone: Stone as trope in Novalis' novel fragments: Die Lehrlinge zu Sais and Heinrich von Ofterdingen."
Ph.D. candidate at University of Pennsylvania.

Barbara Natalie Nagel, Ph.D. 2012
"Der Skandal des Literalen. Barocke Literalisierungen bei Gryphius, Kleist, Büchner."
Assistant Professor of German at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich since October 2012.

Chadwick Smith,
 Ph.D. 2012
"The Self-Defeat of Enlightenment Politics: German Premises of Global Human Rights."

Visiting Assistant Professor of German at NYU and former adjunct instructor in the German departments of Rutgers University, NYU, and Barnard College.


Jeffrey Champlin, Ph.D. 2011
"The Making of a Terrorist: German Rogues in Götz von Berlichingen, Die Räuber, and Michael Kohlhaas."
Associate Fellow, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities; Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature; Chair, Department of Literature and Society, Bard Honors College at Al Quds University.

Christopher J. Delcker,
M.A. 2011
"Die Geraeuschkulisse Berlins bei der Einfuehrung des Tonfilms."

Leigh Gold,
Ph.D. 2011
"'Ich sterbe am Leben': Else Lasker-Schueler and the Work of Mourning."

Daniela Leder,
Ph.D. 2011
"Wenn Maedchen Ueberleben Inventur im Gewalthaushalt bei J.M.R. Lenz und Frank Wedekind."

William Rauscher,
Ph.D. 2011
"Powering Down: Disfigurations of Authority in the Modern Era."
Post-doc at the German Department (NYU) through the Morse Academic Program; Copy/Online Writer, Ardency Inn, 2012.

Nicola Behrmann,
Ph.D. 2010
"The Signature of Emmy Hennings Dada. Autobiography and Abandonment."
Since fall 2010, tenure track Assistant Professor in the German Department at Rutgers University.

Antje Pfannkuchen,
Ph.D. 2010
"When Nature Begins to Write Herself-German Romantics Read the Electrophore."
Since fall 2009, tenure track Assistant Professor in the German Department at Dickinson College.

Hilger Schmerwitz,
M.Phil. 2010

Thomas Stachel,
Ph.D. 2010
"Der Ring der Notwendigkeit: Friedrich Schiller nach der Natur."
Independent language coach, translator, and editor www.stachel-english.de

Cornelia Uhlenhaut
, Ph.D. 2010
"Zur Ökonomie des Genusses bei Bertolt Brecht."

Julia Goesser
Assaiante, Ph.D. 2009
"Body Language and the Body of Language: Corporeality, Subjectivity, and Language in Johann Georg Hamann"
Visiting Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at Trinity College

Peter Banki,
Ph.D. 2009
"The Forgiveness to Come: Dreams and Aporias."
Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Brian W. Kassenbrock,
Ph.D. 2009
"Novalis and the Two Cultures: The Chiasmic Discourse of Mathematics, Philosophy and Poetics."

Irani-Tehrani Amir, Ph.D. 2008
"Persian Figures in German Letters (1700-1900)."
Assistant Professor, US Military Academy-West Point, New York

Yevgeniy (Zhenya) Pomerantsev,
Ph.D. 2008
"Enchanted Truths: Romantic and Post-Romantic Models of Poetic Knowledge in E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gottfried Keller and Fyodor Dostoevsky."
Russian Program Coordinator and Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Fordham University.

Alexandra Huster,
Ph.D. 2007
"Eigene Wege Gehen. Zur literarischen Konstruktion des Sonderlings."
Management and communication trainer, Pro: Aktiv Management AG in München, Germany.

Edna Epelbaum,
Ph.D. 2006
"Das Drama zum Ende. Friederike Roth, Elfriede Jelinek und Theresia Walser."
CEO/owner of Cinevital AG and Cinepal SA, Switzerland; artistic director of the Festival du Film Francais d'Helvetie.

Gilbert W. Meyns, Ph.D. 2006
"Der Himmel über Hellas und Halberstadt : A study of the image of the sky in Greek philosophy and recent German literature (Plato and Alexander Kluge)."

Jörg Kreienbrock,
Ph.D. 2005
"Robert Walser."
Associate Professor of German, Northwestern University

Ulrich Plass, Ph.D. 2004
"The Art of Transition. Language and History in T. W. Adorno’s Notes to Literature."
Associate Professor in the Department of German at Wesleyan University.

Kirk Wetters,
Ph.D. 2004
"'Life and Opinions': On the Foundations of Modern Discourse."
Associate Professor of German, Yale University.

Andrea Dortmann,
Ph.D. 2003
"Winter Facets: Traces and Tropes of the Cold."
Senior Language Lecturer and Language Program Director, German Department at New York University

Paul Greene,
Ph.D. 2002
"Hoffmannian Variations: The Figure of E.T.A. Hoffmann in Scott, Baudelaire, Wagner, Freud, and Kofman."

Saskia Hintz,
Ph.D. 2002
"Writing in Another Tongue: Contemporary German Minority Literature and Creative Writing in German as a Foreign Language."
Senior Instructor of German, University of Colorado, Boulder.