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Allen, Julie (Scandinavian)
Julie's research focuses on 19th and early 20th century Danish, Danish-American, and German culture, particularly the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the social and literary critic Georg Brandes, the film star Asta Nielsen, and the architect, designer, and cultural critic Poul Henningsen. Her current research project deals with the impact of modernity on conceptions of religion and religious freedom in Denmark in the mid- to late-19th century, represented by Kierkegaard's "Attack on Christendom," Brandes's efforts to secularize Kierkegaard and the Danish state, and the growth of the Baptist and Mormon churches in Denmark in the decades surrounding the establishment of religious freedom in the 1849 Danish Constitution.
Allen CV : http://german.lss.wisc.edu/PDF/Allen.pdf
Broman, Tom (History of Science)
Science and medicine in the Enlightenment, the role of science in the public sphere, 18th-century German intellectual and cultural history.
Broman CV: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/PDF/Broman.pdf
Buenger, Suzy (Art History)
20th-century European, 19th- & 20th-century German, and modern women artists; modern Italian art; modern European artists and design.
Evans-Romaine, Karen (Slavic)
Karen Evans-Romaine’s primary research interests are two-fold: her research in Russian literature crosses languages and disciplines, examining German-Russian literary relations in the Romantic and Modernist eras and intersections between literature and music, particularly as seen in the work of Boris Pasternak and his early twentieth-century poet-contemporaries Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva. Her current work focuses on Russian Modernist poets’ interest in the work of Heinrich Heine on music and musical performance.
Evans CV: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/PDF/Evans.pdf
Koshar, Rudy (History)
I teach modern German and European cultural and political history, with special emphasis on twentieth-century Germany. I have published broadly on the social roots of Nazism, German memory cultures, and the history of consumption and travel. My recent interests include modern German intellectual history and the history of political theology. Of special interest for students of German are the following courses: History of Germany, 1870 to the present (History 410); Modern European Cultural History (History 513 and 514); and History of Modern European Religious Thought (History/Religious Studies 470). In addition, I teach to graduate seminars, History 845 (Central Europe) and History 867 (Social and Intellectual History of Europe).
Macaulay, Monica (Linguistics)
The course that I teach most regularly that would probably be of interest to graduate students in the German Department: Linguistics 322 "Morphology" (Morphological characteristics of the world's languages. Introduction to theoretical approaches to morphology. Interaction between morphology and syntax; morphology and phonology.)
Marx Ferree, Myra (Sociology)
Myra Ferree works on the women's movement and gender politics in Germany, Europe and the US. Along with numerous articles on German feminism, she has a book forthcoming from Stanford Univeristy Press tentatively titled Sisterhood since the Sixties: German feminism in global context. She has taught interdisciplinary graduate seminars on feminism, citizenship, and women's writing (jointly with MJ Maynes and Ruth Ellen Joeres) and is generally interested in political discourse, movements, and gender/sexuality.
In 2011-12 I will be co-teaching the year-long Sawyer Seminar in Globalization and Women's Rights, funded by the Mellon Foundation and deliberately combining perspectives from the humanities and social sciences.
Nadler, Steve (Philosophy)
Current Projects: I've just turned in the final manuscript of my new book to Princeton University Press, " 'A Book Forged in Hell': Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise", a study of the Theological-Political Treatise and its context in seventeenth-century Dutch political and religious circumstances. And I'm starting a new project: "The Philosopher, The Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of the Dutch Golden Age", which takes its start from a portrait of Descartes painted by Frans Hals, and uses that to look at the lives of these two figures, their intersection in Haarlem in the late 1640s, and what this tells us about Dutch intellectual and artistic culture in the mid-seventeenth century.
Nadler CV: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/PDF/Nadler.pdf
Nyhart, Lynn (History of Science)
My research interests are in the history of biology in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries; my special expertise is in German evolution and ecology and their scientific and cultural relations in the long 19th century. I am currently working on a project on the history of ideas about biological parts and wholes (individuals, communities, systems) that involves explorations of the circulation of knowledge across the German-, French-, and English- (and Danish and Swedish) speaking scientific communities, mainly in Europe but also in the U.S., and also the circulation of language tropes between the natural and social sciences.
Potter, Pamela (Music, Jewish Studies)
Potter CV: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/PDF/Potter.pdf
Purnell, Tom (English)
Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Phonology
Raimy, Eric (English)
Vatan, Florence (French)
Florence Vatan's research interests focus on the relationship between literature and other forms of knowledge, and on the cross-cultural dialogue between French and German writers. Florence Vatan is completing a monography on Robert Musil for the French publisher Belin. She is also working on an essay exploring the intellectual affinities between Musil and Lichtenberg. Her interests in the influence of French literary works in German literature led her to explore the reception and creative rewritings of Madame Bovary by the Austrian author Jean Améry and the German writer Kurt Drawert. She is currently studying the role of German aesthetics in Gustave Flaubert's work, with a special focus on his unfinished novel Bouvard and Pécuchet (1880).
Wanner, Anja (English)
In my research and teaching I explore the regularity of structure (grammar) and the quirkiness of individual words, particularly verbs. Specifically, I am interested in transitivity issues -- the relationship between a verb’s meaning and its grammatical behavior. Other research areas include the the history of scientific writing and genres of Internet communication. In the English Department, I regularly teach basic and advance courses on English syntax and an intermediate course on English words (their history — mostly German! --, their structure, and their representation in the mind).
Faculty in Other Departments:
Hutchison, Jane C. (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)
German and Netherlandic Art
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY
Boyd, Virginia (Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Twentieth-century architectural design, history of European interiors
Bordwell, David (Ph.D. University of Iowa)
European and avantgarde cinema (emeritus)
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION
Michels,Tony (PhD: Stanford) Yiddish Culture
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Staley, Richard (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)
History of science, history of physics in Germany and Europe
Shank, Michael (Ph.D., Harvard University)
History of science and universities in Austria
Blasius, Leslie (PhD, Princeton)
Cook, Susan (Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Twentieth-century German music
Crook, David (Ph.D., Princeton University)
Sixteenth- and seventeenth century German music
Earp, Lawrence (Ph.D., Princeton University)
Nineteenth-century German opera, Wagner
Hyer, Brian (Ph.D., Yale University)
Cultural history of German and European music, Wagner
Swack, Jeanne (Ph.D., Yale University)
Early and Baroque German music
Nils Ringe (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2006)
European Union politics (in particular the institutions of the European Union), political parties, legislatures, and elections
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