Ellis Shookman

Academic Appointments

Professor of German Studies


Dartmouth Hall, Room 204
HB 6084


German Studies


  • B.A. Yale University
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

  • 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).


  • Ed. and Trans., Eighteenth-Century German Prose, Volume 10 of The German Library (Continuum, 1992).

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Works In Progress

  • "Over the Rainbow: Thomas Mann's Prismatic Concept of Physiognomy" (article)

  • Themes and Variations: German Literature Adapted as Operatic Libretti in English (book)