Curriculum vitae


Employment

2021-Assistant Professor of German, Oklahoma State University, Department of Languages and Literatures
2019-2021Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, Department of German Studies

Education

2019Ph.D., University of Chicago, Department of Germanic Studies
Dissertation: Reading Recognition: The Poetics of Poetic Realism
Committee members: Christopher Wild (chair), David Wellbery, Eric Santner
2016-2017Visiting graduate student, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2013M.A., Dartmouth College, Department of Comparative Literature
2011Sc.B., Brown University, Department of German Studies and Department of Neuroscience, magna cum laude, with concentration honors in German Studies
2009-2010Exchange student, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Publications

Articles

Reviews

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, A Tragedy, Part I, trans. Eugene Stelzig. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2019. Eighteenth-Century Studies 54, no. 1 (fall 2020): 225–27.
  • Ellwood Wiggins. Odysseys of Recognition: Performing Intersubjectivity in Homer, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2019. Goethe Yearbook 27 (2020): 383–85.

Translations

  • Boll, Monika. “Sociology in Place of Socialism: On West German Cultural Radio.” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 30–42.
  • Marszolek, Inge. “Unforgotten Landscapes: Radio and the Reconstruction of Germany’s European Mission in the East in the 1950s.” German Politics and Society 32, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 60–73.

Conferences and Presentations

Invited talks

  • “Detective Fiction, Serialization, and the Stage: Otto Ludwig’s Theatrical Adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Das Fräulein von Scuderi,” Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, February 22, 2020.
  • “Self-Recognition and the Mirror of Realism: Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe,’” Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, January 11, 2019 [also delivered at Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, January 28, 2019 and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, April 7, 2021].

Talks and seminar participation

  • “Freud and the Materiality of the Stereotype,” A Therapy of Things? Materiality and Psychoanalysis in Literature and the Visual Arts, Workshop at the Department of German Studies/English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, December 3 and 10, 2021.
  • Seminar participant. “Theory of Number,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Indianapolis, IN, September 30-October 3, 2021. [*postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19]
  • “Recognition and the Epistemological Grounds of Poetic Realism,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Montreal, Canada, April 9, 2021. [*postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19]
  • “Calculating and Writing: Inventories of Form in Gottfried Keller’s Der grüne Heinrich,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, January 9, 2020.
  • “Materiality and Erasure: Realist Knowledge Transmission in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die Geisterseher,’” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 4, 2019.
  • “Picturesque Visions: Adalbert Stifter’s Studien and Washington Irving’s Sketch-Book,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Washington, D.C., March 9, 2019.
  • “Recognition and the Separation of the Senses: Adalbert Stifter’s ‘Abdias’ and ‘Die Sonnenfinsternis am 8. Juli 1842,’” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, October 6, 2017.
  • “Offenbarender Realismus: Verdinglichung, Verkörperung und Erkennbarkeit in Adalbert Stifters Die Narrenburg,” Epiphane Wirklichkeiten: Sprachen der Dinge in Literatur und Künsten, Triangel-Colloquium Berlin-Cambridge-Chicago, Friedrich-Schlegel-Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, February 16, 2017.
  • “Editing and Editions: Adalbert Stifter’s Die Mappe meines Urgroßvaters and the Recension of Memory,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, October 2, 2016.
  • “Goethe’s Circulating Works: Tradition and Transmission in Stifter’s Der Nachsommer,” KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 16, 2016.
  • “Fraudulence and Imitation in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe,’” Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting: Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis, International Conference of the Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts: MIMESIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, October 30, 2015.
  • “Goethe’s Reflections of the Gothic in ‘Von deutscher Baukunst 1823’ and ‘Faust II,’” Echoes-Reflections, Brown University Graduate German Studies Conference, Providence, RI, April 25, 2015.
  • “Letters of Crisis, Crisis of Letters: The Epistolary Form in Joseph Roth’s Radetzkymarsch,” Central Europe Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 29, 2014.
  • “Temporal Reframings of Home in Walter Benjamin’s ‘Moscow’ and Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘A Guide to Berlin,’” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, New York, NY, March 22, 2014.

Organization/Moderation

  • Session moderator. “Gottfried Keller at 200 (2): Narrative Strategies in Der grüne Heinrich,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 4, 2019.
  • Session moderator. “Emergence and Ground: Responding to the Work of Juliane Vogel,” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2019.
  • Panel series co-organizer and session moderator (together with Tove Holmes and Alexander Sorenson). “Visions of Realism: Politics, Poetics, Aesthetics,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, October 6-7, 2017.
  • Session moderator. “Anagnorisis and the Epistemology of Literature: From Kleist to Benjamin,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA, October 1, 2016.
  • Session moderator. “‘Schlusspoetik’: Goethes Spätwerk,” University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 14, 2016.

Pedagogical Experience and Training

Oklahoma State University (2021-)

  • Intermediate Readings and Conversation I (Department of Languages and Literatures, Fall 2021)
  • Intermediate Readings and Conversation II: Introduction to Literature and Film (Department of Languages and Literatures, Fall 2021)

Dartmouth College (2019-2021)

  • Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Cultural Legacy of Sigmund Freud (Department of German Studies and Department of Comparative Literature, Spring 2021)
  • The Case Study: Crime, Medicine, and Modern Society (Department of Comparative Literature and Department of English, Winter 2021; in English)
  • The Case Study: From Detective Fiction to Medical Narratives (Department of German Studies, Winter 2020; in German)
  • Mind Reading: Media and the Brain (Department of German Studies, Fall 2019)

University of Chicago (2013-2019)

  • Erzählen: Arztfiguren (Advanced German, Autumn 2017; self-designed course)
  • Kurzprosa des 20. Jahrhunderts: Heimat (Intermediate German, Spring 2016; self-designed course)
  • Deutsche Märchen: German through Fairy Tales (Intermediate German, Winter 2016)
  • Elementary German for Beginners I, II, III (Autumn 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015)
  • College Teaching Certificate, Chicago Center for Teaching (Spring 2018)
    • Completed departmental pedagogy course, workshop on teaching in the College, seminar on course design, workshop on course design, seminar on teaching portfolios, workshop on teaching portfolios; received teaching consultation from outside observer; submitted teaching portfolio
  • Teaching Consultant, Chicago Center for Teaching (Spring 2015-Summer 2016)
    • Observed fellow graduate students from a range of disciplines in the classroom and provided targeted feedback on teaching methods, participated in regular pedagogy workshops, helped evaluate submissions for annual course design award

Dartmouth College (2012-2013)

  • Beyond Good and Evil (Teaching Assistant, Department of German Studies, Spring 2013)
  • Slavic Folklore (Teaching Assistant, Department of Russian, Fall 2012)

Service

  • Interview committee, Department of Languages and Literatures, Oklahoma State University, search for Visiting Assistant Professor of German (2021)
  • Executive Committee, LLC 19th– and Early-20th-Century German forum, Modern Language Association (2021-2026)
  • Peer reviewer: Nineteenth-Century Contexts (2020, 2021), Monatshefte (2020)
  • Invited speaker at UChicagoGRAD Academic Job Market Summer Camp, session: “Getting a Postdoc in the Humanities and Social Sciences.” University of Chicago, July 17, 2020.
  • Second reader for undergraduate honors thesis, Department of German Studies, Dartmouth College, 2020.
  • Co-organizer of faculty reading group in media theory, Dartmouth College (2020).
  • Organizer of visit for invited speaker in the lecture and workshop series “From Student to Scholar: Professional Trends in German Studies.” Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, October 11-12, 2018.
  • Organizer of visit for invited speaker in the lecture and workshop series “From Student to Scholar: Professional Trends in German Studies.” Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, May 5-6, 2016.
  • Departmental Social Co-Chair. Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago, 2015-2016.Organized social events and managed the social activities budget.
  • Interviewer on campus interview committee, Fulbright US Student Grant Program, University of Chicago, 2015 and 2018.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021-2023, declined)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth College (2019-2021)
  • Goethe Society of North America Annual Essay Prize, Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Mellon Foundation-University of Chicago Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Affiliated Fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago (2018-2019)
  • Schlossmacher Award for an Outstanding Essay Written by a Graduate Student, Dartmouth College (2013)
  • Book Award from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany for Achievement in the German Language, Dartmouth College (2013)
  • U.S. Teaching Assistant, Austrian-American Educational Commission, Linz, Austria (2011-2012)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society (2011)

Languages

  • English (native)
  • German (near-native fluency)
  • Russian (conversational speaking ability; reading knowledge)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • German Studies Association
  • Goethe Society of North America
  • Modern Language Association