Ellis Shookman

Academic Appointments

Professor of German Studies

HB 6084
German Studies
B.A. Yale University
Freie Universität Berlin
Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

Ed., Eighteenth-Century German Prose (Continuum 1992).

Ed., The Faces of Physiognomy: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Johann Caspar Lavater  (Camden House, 1993).

Noble Lies, Slant Truths, Necessary Angels: Aspects of Fictionality in the Novels of Christoph Martin Wieland (University of North Carolina Press, 1997).

Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice : A Novella and Its Critics (Camden House, 2003).

Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice : A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 2004).

“Lüneburg Leatherstocking: Arno Schmidt and James Fenimore Cooper.” In Traditions of Experiment from the Enlightenment to the Present: Essays in Honor of Peter Demetz, edited by Nancy Kaiser and David Wellbery, 249-74. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1992.

The Magic Mountain: A ‘Humoristic Counterpart’ to Death in Venice.” In Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain: A Casebook, edited by Hans Rudolf Vaget, 219-44. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Personal Classicism: Greek and Roman Antiquity in Wieland’s Correspondence.” In Weimar Classicism: Studies in Goethe, Schiller, Forster, Berlepsch, Wieland, Herder, and Steiner, edited by David Gallagher, 99-122. Lewiston, New York: Mellen, 2011

“Barthes’s Semiological Myth of Brecht’s Epic Theater.” Monatshefte 81.4 (1989): 459-75.

“Making History in Hans Fallada’s Bauern, Bonzen und Bomben: Schleswig-Holstein, Nazism, and the Landvolkbewegung.German Studies Review 13.3 (1990): 461-80.

“Smiley lächelt: John le Carré and German Literature.” Oxford German Studies 25 (1996): 135-64.

“Goethe’s Baccalaureus and the Concept of Romantic Irony in Faust.” European Romantic Review 20.4 (2009): 491-511.

“The Role of References to German Literature in Longfellow’s Hyperion.” ANGERMION 2 (2009): 111-26.

“Lays of the Land: Germany in Longfellow’s Poems of Places.” ANGERMION 3 (2010): 97-115.

“Attitudes To North America in Wieland’s Teutscher Merkur.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 34.1 (2011): 81-100.

“Brook Farm and Beyond: German Thought and Literature in The Harbinger, 1845-1849.” German Studies Review 34.3 (2011): 373-94.

“Hermann von Pückler-Muskau.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol. 133, Nineteenth Century German Writers to 1840, edited by James Hardin and Siegfried Mews, 233-42. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.

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Works in progress

 Lterary Themes and Librettistic Variations: German Poetry, Drama, and Prose Fiction Adapted for Opera