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Dr. Geoffrey C. Howes


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1985, Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan

1978, A.M., German Literature, University of Michigan

1977, B.A., German, Michigan State University


2002- Professor, German, Russian and East Asian Languages
1993-2002 Associate Professor, German, Russian and East Asian Languages
1986-1993 Assistant Professor, German, Russian and East Asian Languages

At the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1985-86 Visiting Instructor, German


German language
Contemporary Germany
German Culture and Civilization
German and Austrian literature and culture
German-English Translation

Recent Scholarship:

"'The Bestiality of Decency': Communal Cruelty in Erich Hackl's Abschied von Sidonie." Modern Austrian Prose: Interpretations and Insights. Volume II. Ed. and Intro. by Paul F. Dvorak. Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 2012. 29-55.

"'Hell is not interesting, it is terrifying.' A Reading of the Madhouse Chapter in Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities." Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in 'Vienna 1900.' Ed. Gemma Blackshaw and Sabine Wieber. Austrian and Habsburg Studies 14. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. 130-44.

"Texte Peter Roseis auf dem Weg ins Amerikanische: Der Rhythmus als Übersetzungsprinzip." Advanced Rosei. Ed. Clemens Stepina. Vienna: Sonderzahl, 2011. 141-56.

"Literature and Identity in Vienna 1900: Robert Musil, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Arthur Schnitzler." Birth of the Modern: Style and Identity in Vienna 1900. New York: Neue Galerie, 2011. 160-71.

"Wahnsinn und Literatur in Wien um 1900." Madness and Modernity: Kunst und Wahn in Wien um 1900. [Transl. Walpurga Schrems.] Exhibition Catalog. Im Auftrag des Wien Museums herausgegeben von Gemma Blackshaw and Leslie Topp. Wien: Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2010, 144-53.

Susanne Ayoub, "Maughter & Dother" ("Muchter & Totter"). Translated by Geoffrey C. Howes. Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review (Spring/Summer 2010), 54-55.

Peter Rosei, Metropolis Vienna (Wien Metropolis). A Novel. Translated by Geoffrey C. Howes. Copenhagen and Los Angeles: Green Integer Press, 2009.