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Leslie C Morris

612/624-4047
German,Scandinavian,Dutch 327A FolH 9 Pleasant St SE

Specialties

  • 20th- & 21st-century German & Austrian literature & poetry
  • Jewish studies

Publications

  • "The Translated j/je/jew/Jude/Juif." In Trans-lation - trans-nation - trans-formation. íœbersetzen und jí¼dische Kulturen. Eds. Petra Ernst, Hans-Joachim Hahn, Daniel Hoffmann, Dorothea Salzer. Studienverlag (Innsbruck, Wien, Bozen). 2012: 207-216.
  • “Placing and Displacing Jewish Studies: Notes on the Future of the Field.“ PMLA 125:3 (May 2010): 764-773.
  • “Spuren Europas im jí¼dish-amerikanischen Schreiben: Alfred Kazin.“ Abschied von Europa. Jí¼disches Schreiben zwischen 1930 und 1950. Eds. Alfred Bodenheimer und Barbara Breysach. Edition text + kritik, 2010: 123-141.
  • “Austrian Jewish Studies?“ Contemporary Austrian Studies: 18 (2010): 348-350.
  • German Quarterly. Guest editor, special issue on German-Jewish and Jewish-German Studies. 82:3: 2009.
  • “How Jewish is German Studies? How German is Jewish Studies?“ German Quarterly. Special issue on German-Jewish and Jewish-German Studies. 82:3: 2009: vii-xii.
  • “How Jewish is it? W.G. Sebald and the Question of Contemporary German-Jewish Writing.“ The New German Jewry and the European Context. The Return of the European Diaspora. Ed. Y. Michal Bodemann. Palgrave Macmillan: 2008: 111-128.
  • “Poesie und Verlust: Zur í„sthetik in Rose Auslí¤nders Lyrik.“ Ed. Jens Birkmeyer. "Blumenworte welkten:" Identití¤t und Fremdheit in Rose Auslí¤nders Lyrik. Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag: 2008: 67-76.
  • “Translating Czernowitz: The Non-Place of East Central Europe.“ Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature (31:1, 2007): 187-205.
  • “Der modifizierte Jude als Stigmatext.“ Erinnern und Geschlecht Volume II.Freiburger Frauenstudien (2007): 85-101.
  • “Berlin Elegies: Absence, Postmemory and Art after Auschwitz.“ Shelley Hornstein and Florence Jackobowitz. eds. Image and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Art. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003: 288-304.
  • “The Sound of Memory.“ German Quarterly 74.4 (2002): 368-378.
  • Unlikely History: The Changing German-Jewish Symbiosis 1945-2000. Leslie Morris and Jack Zipes, eds. New York; Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press, 2002.
  • “Postmemory, Postmemoir.“ Leslie Morris and Jack Zipes, eds. Unlikely History: The Changing German-Jewish Symbiosis 1945-2000. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press, 2002. 291-306.
  • Contemporary Jewish Writing in Germany. Leslie Morris and Karen Remmler, eds. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
  • “Ich suche ein unschuldiges Land“: Reading History in the Poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann. Tí¼bingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2001.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Center for Jewish Studies : 2002 - 2009
  • Association for Jewish Studies: Vice President for Publications , 2011 - 2013

Courses Taught

  • Interrogating the Archive
  • Translation Unbound
  • Marginalia
  • Listening to German Anxiety: Sound and Memory
  • Getting Lost with Kafka
  • Diaspora Poetics
  • Death in Vienna
  • Secrecy and Surveillance
  • Jewish and German Memory/Culture
  • Out of Europe: Time, Place, and Memory Since 1945
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