Thomas Nolden

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Comparative Literature
Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
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Thomas Nolden
Professor of German



Director, Program in Comparative Literature

Chair, German Department

I am a comparatist intrigued by questions of national, regional, and cultural space.

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 the faculty director of Wellesley's Berlin Program. 

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 article addresses the response of the French Antillean author Aimé Césaire to the legacies of Homer, Virgil and Plautus.