Cora Lee Kluge


Ph.D., Stanford University


Eighteenth century literature and culture, German-American studies, history of German studies in America

About Me: 

Cora Lee Kluge received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and teaches German language and literature as well as Business German at the UW. Her research interests include the eighteenth century, German-American studies, particularly the period from 1848 to World War I, and the history of German studies in America. Current projects include an anthology of German-American literature and research on the figure of Mary Stuart in German literature and music. In addition to teaching and research, Professor Kluge has served as editor of the German literature journal Monatshefte.


Selected Publications: 

  • Teaching German in Twentieth Century America. Edited by David Benseler, Craig W. Nickisch, and Cora Lee Nollendorfs. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001. xi and 291 pages.
  • Christian Essellen's "Babylon." Edited and with an introduction by Cora Lee Nollendorfs. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.
  • "Fernweh - Heimweh? Attitudes of German-Americans before 1900," Heimat, Nation, Fatherland: The German Sense of Belonging, eds. Jost Hermand and James Steakley (New York: Peter Lang, 1996), 25-55.
  • "'...kein Zeugnis ablegen': Woman's Voice in Droste-Hülshoff's Judenbuche," German Quarterly 67 (1994), 326-38.
  • "Edward Gibbons Essai sur l'Etude de la Littérature als Quelle von Schillers Begriff 'sentimentalisch,'" Jahrbuch der deutschen Schillergesellschaft 34 (1990), 280-88.
  • "The First World War and the Survival of German Studies: With a Tribute to Alexander R. Hohlfeld," Teaching German in America: Prolegomena to a History, eds. D. Benseler et al. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988), 176-95.
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