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Modern Languages

James Martin

Associate Professor of German; Chair, Department of Modern Languages
  • B.A., Rider University, 1995
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Austrian Literature
  • Colonialism in 18th & 19th Century German Literature
  • Film and Visual Media

Recent Publications

  • “Campi deserti. Polar landscapes and the limits of knowledge in Sebald and Ransmayr,” The Undiscovered Country. W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel. Ed. Markus Zisselberger. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010. 142-160.
  • “Crossing Bridges/Crossing Cultures: The Films of Fatih Akin,” South Atlantic Review 74/2 (2009): 82-92.
  • “Reading Race in Heinrich von Kleist’s Die Verlobung in St. Domingo,” Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur 100 (2008): 48-66.

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