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Professor

Dorothea von Mücke

Dorothea von Mücke holds a Ph. D. in Comp. Lit. (Stanford 1988) and has been teaching at Columbia since 1988 (representative courses: Eighteenth-Century Semiotics and Aesthetics, Heinrich von Kleist, Rousseau and Goethe, The Romantic Fantastic, Paradigms of Feminist Scholarship, Survey of Eighteenth-Century Literature, Literature and Psychoanalysis, Enlightenment and Visuality, Faust and Media, Classical Drama).

She has published the following books: Virtue and the Veil of Illusion. Generic Innovation and the Pedagogical Project in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Stanford University Press, 1991); with Veronica Kelly (ed. and intro.), Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 1994); and The Seduction of the Occult and the Rise of the Fantastic Tale (Stanford University Press, 2003). She is a coeditor of the New History of German Literature (Harvard University Press, 2004). Currently she is working on a book about changing models of authorship and creativity in the arts and sciences during the long eighteenth century.

Recent articles include: 'Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. Ein Schauspiel' oder Die Ästhetik der Verklärung, Kleist-Jahrbuch 2002, 70-93. Profession/Confession, New Literary History, Theorizing Genres I Vol. 34, Spring 2003, 257-274. Entzauberte Natur und Tod in Schillers 'Klage der Ceres,' in Schillers Natur. Leben, Denken und literarisches Schaffen, ed. by Georg Braungart and Bernhard Greiner, special issue #6 of Zeitschrift für sthetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, 221-232. Blut und Wunder bei Achim von Arnim, in: Die Macht und das Imagiäre. Eine kulturelle Verwandschaft in der Literatur zwischen Früher Neuzeit und Moderne. (Würzburg: Königshausen, 2005), 143-156. Goethe's Metamorphosis: Changing Forms in Nature, the Life Sciences, and Authorship, Representations 95 (Summer 2006), 27-53.

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