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
859-238-5241
ian.wilson@centre.edu



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.