Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge
Position title: Professor, Director of Graduate Studies (German)
Office Number: 870 Van Hise Hall
Research/Language Interests: 18th-21st century German literature and culture; lyric poetry; literature and philosophy; music and literature; meter, rhythm, and prosody; sound/text relations.
About: Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge is Associate Professor of German in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works on German literature and culture from the 18th to 21st centuries, with a focus on lyric poetry, philosophy and literature, and the interactions between sound and text. Her first book, Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community appeared in Cornell University Press’s Signale series in 2015, and she has published articles on Friedrich Hölderlin, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stanley Cavell, Paul Celan, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Durs Grünbein, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, and Friedrich Nietzsche. She is currently working on a book project on metrical theory and practice in Klopstock, Nietszche, and Grünbein.
• University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Germanic Studies (2007-2012)
• University of Konstanz, Research semester and coursework abroad via the Netzwerk Transatlantische Kooperation (2010)
• University of Chicago, M.A. with exam on the history of poetics from Opitz to Celan (2006-2007)
• University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in German; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2002-2006)
• Free University, Berlin, Study abroad under the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (2005)
(list of publications and awards included in CV)