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GSLL faculty continually publish research in a variety of scholarly fields on an vast array of topics.

Monographs since 2004

Ruth von Bernuth. How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition. New York: New York University Press, 2016.

Ruth von Bernuth. Wunder, Spott und Prophetie: Natürliche Narrheit in den “Historien von Claus Narren.” Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2009.

Eric Downing. After Images: Photography, Archaeology, and Psychoanalysis and the Tradition of Bildung. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2006.

Eric Downing. The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought 1850-1940. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2018.

Jonathan M. Hess. Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010.

Clayton Koelb. Kafka: A Guide for the Perplexed. London & New York: Continuum, 2010.

Clayton Koelb. The Revivifying Word: Literature, Philosophy, and the Theory of Life in Europe’s Romantic Age. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2008.

Richard Langston. Visions of Violence: German Avant-Gardes after Fascism. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Radislav Lapushin. “Dew on the Grass”: The Poetics of Inbetweenness in Chekhov.  Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature. Vol. 32. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Priscilla Layne. White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture. University of Michigan Press, 2018.

Inga Pollmann. Cinematic Vitalism: Moving Images and the Question of Life Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Irene Masing-Delic. Exotic Moscow under Western Eyes. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2009.

Sandra Lindemann Summers. Ogling ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2013.

Gabriel Trop. Poetry as a Way of Life: Aesthetics and Askesis in the German Eighteenth Century. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2015.



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Edited Anthologies since 2004

Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin, eds. Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry. Trans. Vladimir Nabokov. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2008.

Eric Downing, Jonathan M. Hess, and Richard V. Benson, eds. Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2012.

Jonathan M. Hess, Maurice Samuels, and Nadia Valman, eds. Nineteenth-Century Jewish Literature : A Reader. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

Clayton Koelb and Eric Downing, eds. German Literature of the Nineteenth Century, 1832-1899. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2005.

Irene Masing-Delic, ed. From Symbolism to Socialist Realism: A Reader. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012.

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David Antoniuk, Lee Forester, and Christina Wegel,  et al. Auf geht’s: Beginning German Language and Culture. Holland, MI: Live Oak Media, 2008-2014.

David Antoniuk, Lee Forester, and Christina Wegel,  et al. Weiter geht’s: Intermediate German Language and Culture. Holland, MI: Live Oak Media, 2008-2014.



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Select Articles & Book Chapters since 2012

“Dein Gott ist mein Gott: Jüdische und christliche Identitätsentwürfe in frühneuzeitlichen Auslegungen des Buchs Ruth auf Jiddisch und Deutsch,” in Zwischen Ereignis und Erzählung: Konversion als Medium der Selbstbeschreibung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, eds. Julia Weitbrecht, Werner Röcke, and Ruth von Bernuth (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016), 277-296.

“Neros Missetaten: Ein Einbandfragment aus der Sammlung Jantz als unbekannter Textzeuge der Harburger Legenda Aurea I” (with Janice Hansen), Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum 144 (2015): 346-358.

“A Spectral Convert: ‘Paulus’ and ‘Elchanon Paulus’ of Prague in Leipzig and Beyond.” Jewish Culture and History 13 (2014): 15-36.

“Baron Jakob Paul von Gundling et le Collège du Tabac.” Savoir ludique: Pratiques de divertissement et émergence des institutions littéraires dans l’Europe moderne. Ed. Katja Gvozdeva and Alexandre Stroev. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2013. 177-204.

“Bettler, Monster und Zeichen Gottes: Behinderung in der Frühen Neuzeit,” Wege zur Kultur: Barrieren und Barrierefreiheit in Kultur- und Bildungseinrichtungen. Eds. Anja Tervooren and Jürgen Weber. Köln: Böhlau, 2012. 116-132.

“Black Blood, White Roses: Apocalypse and Redemption in Blok’s: Later Poetry.” Shapes of Apocalypse: Arts and Philosophy in Slavic Thought. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2013. 134-153.

“Martin Edelweiss’s Quest for Glory, Guided by Prospero and Other Wizards.” Scando-Slavica, 60.1 (2014): 28-54.

“Nabokov’s Mary as Tragicomedy of Errors and Homage to Blok.” Slavic and East European Journal. 57.3 (2013): 424-449.

“Replication or Recreation? The Eurydice Motif in Nabokov’s Russian Ouevre.” Russian Literature. LXX-III (2012): 391-415.

“Wagner, Lang and Mythopoeic Muddle in Nabokov’s Pnin.” Slavic and East European Journal, 56.3 (2012): 394-415.

“Caves, Collections, and Classics: The Displacement of Identity in Wilhelm Raabe’s Das Odfeld” The Germanic Review 93 (Fall 2018)

“Sprachmagie, Stimmung, und Geselligkeit in Theodor Fontanes Der Stechlin,” in  Herausforderungen des Realismus: Theodor Fontanes Gesellschaftsromanen, ed. Peter Hohendahl and Ulrike Vedder (Rombach, 2017) 270-296.

        “Binding Magic in Keller’s Der Grüne Heinrich,” The Germanic Review 90 (Fall 2015) 156-170.

“Magic Reading.” Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading. Ed. Eric Downing, Richard Benson, and Jonathan M. Hess. Rochester NY: Camden House, 2012. 189-215.

“Introduction.” Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading. Ed. Eric Downing, Richard Benson, and Jonathan M. Hess. Rochester NY: Camden House, 2012. 1-16. With Jonathan M. Hess and Richard V. Benson.

“Divining Benjamin: Reading Fate, Graphology, Gambling.” MLN German Issue 126.3 (April 2011): 561-580.

“Carsten Niebuhr, Johann David Michaelis, and the Politics of Orientalist Scholarship in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany.” World Views and Local Encounters in Early Scientific Expeditions 1750-1850. Ed. Michael Harbsmeier. Copenhagen, 2013. Forthcoming.

“Lessing and German-Jewish Culture: A Reappraisal,” Lessing and the German Enlightenment. Ed. Ritchie Robertson. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2013. 179-204.

“Lesewut unter dem Volk des Buches? Reflexionen über die jüdische Unterhaltungskultur im 19. Jahrhundert.” Nicht nur Juden, nicht nur Bürger: Juden in der Populärkultur. Ed. Klaus Höhl. Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 2012. 21-43.

“Off to America and Back Again, Or Judah Touro and Other Products of the German-Jewish Imagination.” Jewish Social Studies 19.2 (Winter 2013):  1-23.

“Reading and the Writing of German-Jewish History.” Literary Studies and the Question of Reading.  Eds. Eric S. Downing, Jonathan M. Hess and Richard V. Benson. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012. 105-129.

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Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge: From the Underestimated Subject to the Political Constitution of Commonwealth.” The Sage Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. Eds. Beverley Best, Werner Bonefeld, and Chris O’Kane. Vol. 1. London: Sage Publishing, 2018. 317-334.

“Specters of Ambivalence: Notes on Alexander Kluge’s Ambiguous Genre.” Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft. Sonderheft: Ambiguity in Contemporary German Art and Literature (2018): 135-150.

“Die Lampe.” Alexander Kluge: Pluriversum. Exhibition Catalogue. Sept. 15 2017–Jan. 7 2018. Museum Folkwang Essen. Leipzig: Spector Books, 2017. 117-131.

“Searching for the Young Soul Rebels: On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies.” German Politics and Society. 35.2 (2017): 117-137.

“Eyes Wide Open: The Look of Obstinacy, the Gaze of the Camera, and the 24/7 Economy in Antja Ehmann and Harun Farocki’s Labour in a Single Shot (2011-2015).” Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature. 40.2 (Summer 2016): Article 8.

“‘Slushaiu, kak stuchit po grobam moi Irtysh’ (Ekzistentsial’noe i snovidcheskoe v pis’makh Chekhova)” [“My Irtysh Is Hitting the Coffins” (The Existential and Dreamlike in Chekhov’s Letters)]. Philosophiia A. P. Chekhova. Eds. A. S. Sobennikov at al. Irkutsk:
Irkutskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet, 2016, 165-175.

“‘Lyric Poetry… under Suspicion”: Vicissitudes of ‘Self-Expression’ in the 1950s” // The New Philological Bulletin, # 35 (2015): 84-94.

“‘A bol’she nichego ne izvestno…’ (K poetike chekhovskikh pisem)” [“And Nothing Else Is Known…” (On the Poetics of Chekhov’s Letters)]. Chekhovskaia Karta Mira. Eds. A. A. Zhuravleva and V. B. Kataev. Moscow: Melikhovo, 2015, 404-419.

“The Poetry of Chekhov’s Prose.” Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories (Norton Critical Edition). Ed. Cathy Popkin. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014, 577 – 595.

“Space is the Place: Afrofuturism in Olivia Wenzel’s Mais in Deutschland und anderen Galaxien (2015).” German Life and Letters. 71.4 2018: 511-528.

“Exploring Race and Gender in Anna Seghers’s ‘The Reintroduction of Slavery in Guadeloupe’.”Atlantic Studies 14.4. 2017: 543-564.

“Between Play and Mimicry: The Limits of Humanism in Verrücktes Blut.” Colloquia Germanica. 47. 1-2. 2017. 31-58.

“‘Schwarz ist in’: Racial Fetishism, Sexuality and Black Masculinity in Lothar Lambert’s 1 Berlin Harlem.” German Studies Review. 39.2. 2016. 335-352.

“The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo
Antonioni.” A Transnational Art-Cinema: The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts, eds. Marco
Abel and Jaimey Fisher (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018).

“Zum Fühlen gezwungen: Mechanismus und Vitalismus in Hans Richters Neuerfindung des Kinos.“ In: Mies van der Rohe, Richter, Graeff & Co.: Alltag und Design in der Avantgardezeitschrift G. Hg.v. Karin Fest, Sabrina Rahman, Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah. Vienna and Berlin: Turia+Kant, 2014. 169-176.

“Invisible Worlds, Visible.” Uexküll’s Umwelt, Film, and Film Theory.” Critical Inquiry 39.4 (Summer 2013): 777-816.

“‘The Burden of Memory’: Mikhail Kuzmin as Catalogue Poet.” The Many Facets of Mikhail Kuzmin: A Miscellany / Кузмин многогранный: Сборник статей и материалов. Eds. Lada Panova and Sarah C. Pratt. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2011: 3-25.

“Nabokov and Heine.” Russian Literature LXXIV/3-4 (2013): 363-416.

“Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’: A Study in the Ethics and Effects of Literary Adaptation.” Comparative Literature 65.1 (2013): 101-22.

“The Fable as Aesthetic Exercise: Lessing’s Philosophy of Poetic Form.” Lessing Yearbook XLIII: 2016. 55-76.

“The Vitality of Form: Hans Richter and the Training of the Soul.” G und Konsumkultur: Neues Leben und Überfluss. Spuren der Avantgarde im Alltag der 1920er und 1930er Jahre. Ed. Karin Fest, Sabrina Rahman, Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah. Vienna and Berlin: Turia+Kant, 2014.

“Aesthetic Askesis: Aesthetics as a Technology of the Self in the Philosophy of Alexander Baumgarten.” Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 37.1 (Summer 2013): 56-73.

“Modal Revolutions: Friedrich Hölderlin and the Task of Poetry.” MLN 128.3 (April 2013): 580-610.

“Poetry and Morphology: Goethe’s ‘Parabase’ and the Intensification of the Morphological Gaze.” Monatshefte. 105.3 (Fall 2013): 389-406.

“Magical Realism in Olga Tokarczuk’s Primeval and Other Times and House of Day, House of Night.” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures. Spring 2014. Forthcoming.

“Normalizacja a odbudowa Warszawy w obiektywie Polskiej Kroniki Filmowej (1945-1956)” (Nie)przezroczytość normalności. Obrazy ładu, porządku w literaturze polskiej XX i XXI w. Ed. Hanna Gosk and Bożena Karwowska. Spring 2014. Forthcoming.

“Socialism, Synecdoche, and Tadeusz Konwicki’s Palace of Culture.” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 27.2 (May 2013): 224-239.

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Translations since 2004

Georgy Ivanov. On the Border of Snow and Melt: Selected Poems of Georgy Ivanov. Eds. and Trans. Jerome Katsell and Stanislav Shvabrin. Santa Monica, CA: Perceval Press, 2011.

Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt. History and Obstinacy. Ed. Devin Fore. Trans. Richard Langston et al. New York: Zone Books, 2014.

Mikhail Kuzmin. Selected Writings.  Eds. and Trans. Michael A. Green and Stanislav A. Shvabrin. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2005.

Vladimír Macura. The Mystifications of a Nation: “The Potato Bug” and Other Essays on Czech Culture. Trans. Hana Pichova and and Craig Cravens. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.

Heide Schlüpmann. The Uncanny Gaze: The Drama of Early German Cinema. Trans. Inga Pollmann. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010.