Experts Guide — Germany

Contemporary German literature — Roles that death and the fantastic play in recent literary novels
Ian Wilson

Assistant Professor of German and Humanities
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Focuses on contemporary German, French, and African American literature, especially the roles death
and the fantastic play in recent literary novels. Scholarly interests include critical theory, cultural representations of the extreme (e.g., the sublime, the traumatic, the impossible), G.E. Lessing, and intersections between literature and other arts, especially photography and film. Published an article on Samuel Beckett's bilingual literary production. Contributes to Encyclopedia of African-American Literature.