Education

  • PhD University of Wisconsin (Madison) 1979

  • MA University of Wisconsin (Madison) 1975

  • BA Vorprüfung Johann Gutenberg University (Germany) 1973

Academic interests

Goethe, German classicism and romanticism, philosophy of nature, literature-science relations, parody, autobiography, literature-arts relations, intermediality, German theater

Teaching

German literature, culture, theater and language

Awards

Teaching Excellence Recognition Award 2000

Indiana Association of Teachers of German Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year 2000

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2001-2002

IUPUI Engaged Department Initiative 2005-2008

New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant 2008-2009

Publications

Wunschbild und Wirklichkeit.Deutsche Utopien im 18. Jahrhundert (Carl Winter 1981), Goethes Rätselparodie der Romantik.Eine neue Leseart der 'Wahlverwandtschaften'(Niemeyer 1997), Wege des Heilens.Goethes physiologische Autobiographie 'Dichtung und Wahrheit' (Königshausen & Neumann 2014), 

Book Chapters, Articles in journals including: Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und GeistesgeschichteEighteenth-Century LifeEighteenth-Century StudiesGoethe-JahrbuchGoethe YearbookJahrbuch des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts,MonatshefteRecherches GermaniquesWord & Image

Service

Departmental Chair (World Languages and Cultures) 2002-2012