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Comparative Literature

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  • Professor Emerita, German Studies and Comparative Literature
  • Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor of Western Civilization Emerita (German Studies and Comparative Literature)
  • Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature and German Studies
  • ellwood wiggins
    Associate Professor of German Studies, Graduate Programs Coordinator, Acting Chair



  • Block, Richard. "Mourning Becomes Electric: The Disappearing Act of AIDS." CR: The New Centennial Review, vol. 21 no. 2, 2021, p. 55-82.  Learn more
  • Ammerlahn, Hellmut. Imagination & Meisterschaft / Mastery. Neue und frühere Goethe-Studien plus Essays on Goethe written in English. KÖNIGSHAUSEN & NEUMANN. 2021. Learn more
  • Brigitte Prutti. „#MeToo: Don Cäsar und Lukrezia. Kollateralschäden in Grillparzers Bruderzwist in Habsburg.“ In: Philologie im Netz 90 (2020), pp. 35-86. Learn more
  • Ellwood Wiggins, "Enduring Myth: The Survival of the Unfit in Sophocles, Heiner Müller, Ursula Krechel, and Hans Blumenberg," The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 95:2 (2020): 94-113. Learn more
  • Terrasi, S. Kye and Andre Schütze.  "EIne Psychogeographie des Verlustes: Wien in Heimito von Doderers Roman Die Strudlhofstiege."  Brigitte Prutti.  Guest editor/Editorial of literatur für leser 17: 3. Themed volume on Literarisches Wien/Literary Vienna. Learn more
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  • Ellwood Wiggins, Odysseys of Recognition: Performing Intersubjectivity in Homer, Aristotle, Shakespere, Goethe, and Kleist (Bucknell UP: Lewisberg, PA, 2019), Learn more
  • Brigitte Prutti.  Autorschaft und Interieur: Garp und wie er Grillparzer sah.“ In: Jahrbuch der Grillparzer-Gesellschaft 27 (2017-2018): 150-181. Learn more
  • Wiggins, Ellwood. "Reflecting and Performing Selves: The Fate of Recognition in Kleist's Penthesilea." German Studies Review 41, no. 2 (2018): 253-74. Learn more
  • Richard T. Gray, Ghostwriting: W. G. Sebald’s Poetics of History. New Directions in German Studies. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Learn more
  • Ellwood Wiggins, "The Myth of Tragedy: Fictions of Dialogue in Mendelssohn's Letters on the Sentiments and Shaftesbury's The Moralists," Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch, XLIII (2016): 35-54. Learn more
  • Ellwood Wiggins, "Cold War Compassion: The Politics of Pity in Tom Stoppard’s Neutral Ground and Heiner Müller’s Philoktet,Literatur für Leser, 4-15 (2015): 255-269. Learn more
  • Ellwood Wiggins, "Pity Play: Sympathy and Spectatorship in Lessing’s Miss Sara Sampson and Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments," in Performing Knowledge, 1750-1850. Ed. Mary Helen Dupree and Sean B. Franzel. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. 85-112. Learn more
  • Sympathy for the Devil: The Rhetoric of Compassion (German 390), Team Learning Projects, 2014 Learn more
  •  Naturtherapie und Subjektreflexion: Der hohe Norden bei Judith Hermann und Anna Kim. In: Arcadia: Internationale Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft / International Journal for Literary Studies 47:2 (2013): 421-446.  Learn more
  • Mahan, William M.  "A Derridean-Kierkegaardian Interpretation of Writing: Imprisonment and Freedom." MA thesis University of Oregon, 2013. Print. Learn more
  • Ellwood Wiggins, trans.  Rüdiger Campe's The Game of Probability: Literature and Calculation from Pascal to Kleist. Stanford University Press: 2013. 504 pp. Learn more
  • Hellmut Ammerlahn, "‘Key’ and ‘Treasure Chest’ Configurations in Goethe’s Works: A Comparative Overview in Poetological Perspective," in: Monatshefte 101/1 (2009), 1-18. Learn more
  • Hellmut Ammerlahn, "The Marriage of Artist Novel and Bildungsroman. Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister: A Paradigm in Disguise," in: German Life and Letters 59/1 (2006), 25-46. Learn more
  • Ammerlahn, Hellmut. Aufbau und Krise der Sinn-Gestalt. Tasso und die Prinzessin im Kontext der goetheschen Werke. Bern, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, 1990. 173 pages. Learn more
  • Hellmut Ammerlahn, "Wilhelm Meisters Mignon - ein offenbares Rätsel. Name, Gestalt, Symbol, Wesen und Werden." Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 42 (1968), 89–116. Learn more
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  • Oehme, Annegret. “He Should Have Listened to His Wife.” The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-modern Wigalois Adaptations. De Gruyter, 2019. Learn more
  • Eric Scheufler. "Documents, Genealogies, Memories: Literary Models of Historiography in 19th Century German Historical Fiction." Diss., in progress. Learn more
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