Address: Department of German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3511
Office: 332 Dartmouth Hall
Telephone: (603) 646-2914
Fax: (603) 646-1474
Ellis Shookman, Professor of German, chairs the Department of German Studies. He received both his B.A. and his Ph.D. from Yale. He also studied at the Free University of Berlin, and he has held Fulbright, Whiting, and the Dartmouth College Class of 1962 fellowships. He has edited and translated Eighteenth-Century German Prose (1992); edited The Faces of Physiognomy: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Johann Caspar Lavater (1993); and written Noble Lies, Slant Truths, Necessary Angels: Aspects of Fictionality in the Novels of Christoph Martin Wieland (1997), Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice": A Novella and its Critics (2003), and Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice": A Reference Guide (2004). He has published articles on Wieland, Goethe, Brecht, Hans Fallada, Arno Schmidt, Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, Lavater, Longfellow, and John le Carré, and his teaching includes seminars on German notions of ancient Greece, masterpieces of German drama, and the Faust tradition.
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