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Matthew Miller

Assistant Professor of German
German, 110 Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-6181

Degree

PhD, Columbia University, 2007;  BA, Swarthmore College, 1997

Specialties

  • 20th to 21st-century German literature and film
  • 18th to 21st-century German theater
  • Critical and aesthetic theory (from Kant through Adorno)

Interests

  • Danubian studies 
  • Modernity, modernism, and the avant-gardes 
  • The political and cultural history of East Germany
  • Transnational cinema in the New Europe
  • German language

Teaching Experience

Courses taught at Colgate:
  • Core 151: Legacies of the Ancient World
  • Core 152: Challenges of Modernity
  • Core 184c: The Danube
  • German 101 and 102: Beginning German I and II
  • German 201 and 202: Intermediate German I and II
  • German 325: Transnationalism in Contemporary German Culture
  • German 341: Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • German 351: Introduction to German Literature
  • German 457: German Literature and Culture
  • German 479: 20th Century Literature: Modernity and Migration in German Culture
  • German 485: German Drama: History, Theory, Practice
  • Adviser to independent studies and honors theses in German
  • Freiburg Study Group director
Previous teaching appointments:
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Bowdoin College, 2009-10
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, 2007-2009

Publications

Book projects:
  • Book manuscript: Mauer, Migration, Maps: The German Epic in the Cold War (in preparation)
  • Co-edited anthology (with Marijeta Bozovic): Watersheds: The Poetics and Politics of the Danube River (in preparation)

Articles:

  • “Zu einem Europa der Flüsse: Die Donau im transnationalen Film der Gegenwart,” Tomislav Zelic and Jure Zovko, eds., Europa? Zur Kulturgeschichte einer Idee, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014 (reviewed work in an anthology, forthcoming).
  • “Bottled Messages for Europe’s Future?: The Danube in Contemporary Transnational Cinema,” Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei, eds., Central European Aesthetics, University of Toronto Press, 2014 (reviewed work in an anthology, forthcoming).
  • “Atlantic Transfers of Critical Theory: Alexander Kluge and the U.S. in Fiction,” Konrad Jarausch and Harald Wenzel, eds., Different Germanies, Berghahn Books, 2014 (reviewed work in an anthology, forthcoming).
  • "Facts of Migration, Demands on Identity: Christian Petzold's Yella and Jerichow in Comparison," The German Quarterly (Winter 2012) 55-76.
  • “Critical Storytelling and Diabolical Dialectics: Alexander Kluge and the Devil’s Blind Spots,” Germanic Review 85.4 (Winter 2010) 318-339.
  • “Literarische Zwischenöffentlichkeit: Alexander Kluges Erzählerische Reaktionen auf die deutsche Wendezeit,” Thomas Ernst, Patricia Gozalbez Cantó, Sebastian Richter, Nadja Sennewald and Julia Tieke, eds., SUBversionen: Zum Verhältnis von Politik und Ästhetik in der Gegenwart, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2008, 129-146.
  • “Der Auftrag des Chiasmus im Revolutionsdrama: Heiner Müller mit Georg Büchner Lesen,” Theater der Zeit: “Theaterwissenschaftliche Beiträge 2006” – Beilage zum Heft 5 (2006): 8-11.

Book reviews:

  • Qian, Kefei: Die Donau von 1740 bis 1875. Eine kulturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung. Logos Verlag Berlin: Verlag für wissenschaftliche Publikationen, 2014, The German Quarterly (in preparation).
  • Eshel, Amir: Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013, The German Quarterly 86:4, Fall 2013, 513-515.

Dissertation

"Literary Forms of Dialectics in the Works of Alexander Kluge and Heiner Müller"