Thomas Nolden

Thomas Noldentnolden@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2580
German
Comparative Literature
Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Founders Hall 403

Thomas Nolden

Professor of German

 

 

Director, Program in Comparative Literature

 


I am a comparatist intrigued by questions of national, regional, and cultural space and of the relationship between language and visual and digital media.

I have taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Freie Universität Berlin, and -- as visiting professor -- at Brandeis University and M.I.T.  I am currently a member of the Research Editorial Committee of EuropeNow (Council of European Studies).

My books include:

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe. A Guide (with Vivian Liska)

Voices from the Diaspora. Jewish Women Writing in Contemporary Europe (with Frances Malino) 

In Lieu of Memory: Contemporary Jewish Writing in France

Junge jüdische Literatur.  Konzentrisches Schreiben in der Gegenwart

'An einen jungen Dichter': Studien zur epistolaren Poetik

My most recent articles address the response of the French Antillean author Aimé Césaire to the legacies of Homer, Virgil and Plautus; the Frankfurt trilogy by the writer Michel Bergmann; Jewish life in Paris during Occupation.


Videos from recent courses taught:

 

From Berlin & London to Hollywood

 

Cultural Capitals: Berlin & Prague and Vienna