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Sammy Mclean

Professor Emeritus, Germanics and Comparative Literature
Sammy McLean


Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
M.A., Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
B.A., German and French, University of Oklahoma

Sammy Mclean joined the UW's Department of Germanics in 1967, after teaching at Dartmouth College and for the University of Marlyand Overseas Program in England. He taught at all undergraduate and graduate levels in Germanics and Comparative Literature. He has published a book on Bertold Brecht; articles on Brecht, Franz Kafka, Gerhart Hauptmann, and the Double; reviews and abstracts; poems; and English translations of poetry and short prose fiction from German. His teaching, research, and creative interests lie principally in the twentieth century, but his commitment to literature per se motivated him to seek both national and historical familiarity with various literatures. He retired in 1990 as Associate Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Germanics. He received his B.A. in German and French from the University of Oklahoma, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a lifetime member of the American Literary Translators Association.

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