Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Lynn Wolff
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Wolff- scaled.jpgAssistant Professor of German

Ph.D. and M.A., German,
B.A., German and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B-265 Wells Hall


Lynn L. Wolff’s teaching and research interests encompass modern German literature and culture, in particular the relationship between literature and historiography, the representation of the Holocaust, theories of translation, and concepts of world literature. She explored these areas in her book W.G. Sebald’s Hybrid Poetics: Literature as Historiography, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014 [Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies 14] and further developed related questions in the volume Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014, which she co-edited with Helen Finch. Together with Hans Adler she co-edited the volume: Aisthesis und Noesis: Zwei Erkenntnisformen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, München: Fink, 2013. She has also published articles and review essays in Eurostudia – Revue Transatlantique de Recherche sur l’Europe, Gegenwartsliteratur, Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (IASL), Journal of European Studies, Monatshefte, and Modern Language Review. Prior to joining the department, she was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow and taught in the Department of Modern German Literature at the Universität Stuttgart. Most recently she taught German language, literature, and culture at Middlebury College’s Summer German School, where she also co-hosted the German School’s weekly radio program. She is the faculty advisor to the MSU German Club.