DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED

  • Melissa Olson: “Fixed and Fleeting: An Exploration of Film Poster Art from Weimar Germany, 1919-1933” (2015)
  • Nick Tamarkin: “Stage, Body, Text: Beckett’s and Weiss’s Theaters of Embodiment” (2015, Comparative Literature)
  • Lisa Haegele: “Revisions of Violence in West German Cinema, 1960–1980” (2014)
  • Anne Fritz: “Nature in Contemporary German Art Photography” (2013)
  • Chris Boehm: “You Can Never Go Home Again: Psychoanalytic Fantasy in Rural America and the Small Town” (2012, Comparative Literature)
  • Anne Popiel: “Vilém Flusser’s Media Philosophy: Tracing the Digital in Nature through Art” (2012)
  • Victoria Rust: “Fashioning Women under Totalitarian Regimes: Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union” (2012)
  • Necia Chronister: “Topographies of Sexuality: Space, Movement, and Gender in Contemporary German Literature and Film since 1989” (2011)
  • Theodore Jackson: “Hesse as Ambivalent Modernist” (2010)
  • Julia Kleinheider: “Illusions of Armor: The Haptic Body in Ernst Jünger’s Early Works” (2010)
  • Erika Rinker: “(S)elective, Mimetic Aphasia: Stutter and Silence Fin-De-Siecle Critical Modernist Literature” (2010)
  • Curtiss Short: “Antidotal Measures: Constructions and Deployments of the Shocking Image” (2009, Comparative Literature)
  • Gwyneth Cliver: “Musil, Broch, and the Mathematics of Modernism” (2009)
  • Heike Polster: “The Aesthetics of Passage: The Imag(in)ed Experience of Time in W.G. Sebald and Peter Handke” (2007)
  • Mark Ferguson: “Alienation Effects and Politics in the Works of Richard Foreman and Heiner Müller” (2003, Comparative Literature)
  • Richard Langston: “Violence, Trauma, and the Return of the Literary Avant-garde in West Germany during the 1960s” (2002)
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