People

  • faculty

  • Marc Caplan

    Marc Caplan

    Assistant Professor
    PhD, New York University

    410-516-8768 acaplan4@jhu.edu Gilman 474

    Research Interests: Yiddish language, literature, and culture

  • Andrea Krauss

    Andrea Krauss

    Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, German
    PhD, Free University of Berlin; Habilitation, University of Zurich

    410-516-4239 akrauss@jhu.edu Gilman 406

    Research Interests: Modern German thought and literature

  • Katrin Pahl

    Katrin Pahl

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, German
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    410-516-7513 kpahl@jhu.edu Gilman 414

    Research Interests: Modern German thought and literature (historical focus around 1800); affect and emotion theory; gender studies; feminist theory; comparative literature; literary theory

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    Elisabeth Strowick

    Professor and Department Chair; Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought
    PhD, University of Hamburg; Habilitation, University of Basel

    410-516-7509 strowick@jhu.edu Gilman 416

    Research Interests: Modern German literature and thought, literary theory, poetics of knowledge

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    Rochelle Tobias

    Professor and Director of the German Subdivision; Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    410-516-7512 rtobias@jhu.edu Gilman 404

    Research Interests: Modern German literature and thought; German-Jewish culture

  • Language Program Directors

  • Deborah McGee Mifflin

    Associate Teaching Professor and German Language Program Director
    MA, Temple University

    410-516-7592 mifflind@jhu.edu Gilman 469B

    Research Interests: German language, literature & linguistics; pedagogy of language teaching, theories of second language acquisition

  • Lecturers

  • Beatrice Caplan

    Lecturer, Yiddish Language

    410-516-6183 bcaplan7@jhu.edu Gilman 493

  • Heidi Wheeler

    Senior Lecturer, German Language, Culture, and Literature; Coordinator, Intermediate German

    410-516-8756 heidiw@jhu.edu Gilman 491

  • Joint and Secondary Appointments

  • Eckart Förster

    Professor, Philosophy
    PhD, Oxford University

    410-516-8041 eckart.forster@jhu.edu

    Research Interests: Kant and German idealism

  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor, History
    PhD, Princeton University

    Research Interests: Cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany, popular culture, mass culture, and the media, modern social and cultural theory

  • Leonardo Lisi

    Assistant Professor, Humanities Center
    PhD, Yale University

    Research Interests: European literature of the long nineteenth century; European modernism; Kierkegaard and German idealism; tragedy and the tragic; philosophical aesthetics and literary forms

  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Professor, Philosophy
    PhD, Yale University

    Research Interests: Early modern philosophy; German idealism; metaphysics

  • Mitchell Merback

    Associate Professor, History of Art
    PhD, University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Northern Renaissance art

  • Dean Moyar

    Associate Professor, Philosophy
    PhD, University of Chicago

    Research Interests: German Idealism; ethics; political philosophy

  • Andrew Talle

    Professor of Musicology, Peabody Institute
    PhD, Harvard University

    Research Interests: Baroque music; J.S. Bach; seventeenth and eighteenth- century German culture, especially in Leipzig

  • Mark Christian Thompson

    Associate Professor, English
    PhD, New York University

    Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century African-American, German and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; art theory

  • Hent de Vries

    Professor, Humanities Center
    PhD, University of Leiden

    Research Interests: Modern European thought, history and critique of metaphysics, philosophies of religion, political theologies, concepts of violence, literature and temporality

  • Sue Waterman

    Curator of European Literary Collections, MSE Library
    MA in French, New York University; MA in library science, University of Maryland

    Research Interests: History of the book and printing history; digital humanities