B.A. 1971 Columbia University, Major in German;
Ph.D. 1978 Princeton University, Comparative Literature;
1978-85 Assistant Professor of German, Department of Languages, University of Utah;
1985-90 Associate Professor of German, Department of Languages and Literature, University of Utah;
1990-94 Associate Professor of German and Department Chair, Department of German and Russian, University of Alabama;
1994-2004, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of German Studies, University of Arizona;
2004-present, Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona.
Hofmannsthal and Symbolism: Art and Life in the Work of a
Modern Poet. Bern/Frankfurt/New York: Peter Lang Verlag,
(Ed.) Companion to the Works of Hugo von Hofmannsthal Camden House, 2002.
The Burden of the Past: Martin Walser on Modern German Identity: Texts, Contexts, Commentary ( Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2008.
Numerous articles and books chapters.
Areas of research:
General: German and Comparative Literature from the eighteenth
century to the present.
Specific: Relations of music to literature, German poetry of the Symbolist and post-Symbolist tradition, fin-de-siècle Vienna, German-Jewish writers, Representation of Jews in German texts, post-Holocaust German-Jewish relations.