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Matthew Childs (he/him/his)

Graduate Student
Matthew Childs

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M.A., German Studies, Florida State University, 2015
B.A., German and Classical Civilizations, Florida State University, 2013
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Matthew Childs is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Germanics. He joined the department in 2015 having completed his M.A. in German Studies as well as his B.A. in German Studies and Classical Civilization at Florida State University. He will be a Teaching Assistant for AY2021–22, teaching beginning and intermediate level German courses.   

Matthew's dissertation project (title to be determined) looks at the form and function of disasters in several works of German literature of the 19th Century: Das Erdbeben in Chili by Heinrich von Kleist, Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Pfisters Mühle: Ein Sommerferienheft by Wilhelm Raabe, and Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm.   

Matthew is one of two graduate student representative on the Arts and Colleges Advisory Council for Students for AY2021–22.

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Professional Affiliations: 
German Studies Association, Modern Languages Association, Goethe Society of North America, American Association of Teachers of German, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, American Comparative Literature Association, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies