Martin Kagel

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Martin Kagel
Title: 
A.G. Steer Professor and Associate Dean
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Office: 
316 Old College

 

Martin Kagel's research and teaching interests include German literature and culture from the 18th through the 21st-century. He has worked on the aesthetics of Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, the literary politics of Johann Gottfried Seume, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann's poetry, and the writings of Hungarian-German-Jewish author George Tabori. In addition, he has published articles and book chapters on topics such as 20th-century philosophy of history (Karl Löwith), technology (Günther Anders), and the environment (Ludwig Klages), contemporary landscape design, gender and authorship, the 18th-century culture of friendship, and the connection between 18th-century German literati and the military. Kagel has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow and has received the Sandy Beaver Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award. He is also a member of the University of Georgia Teaching Academy. Dr. Kagel is currently serving as Associate Dean for Humanities and International Studies in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. 

 

Recent Publications

 

2017

  • “Walking the Dead: George Tabori’s Reframing of The Jewish Wife." Brecht Yearbook 42 (2017). [forthcoming]
  • "Tod.” Herta Müller Handbuch. Ed. Norbert Otto Eke. Weimar/Stuttgart: Metzler, 2017. [forthcoming]
  • “Militär.” Handbuch Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Ed. Julia Freytag, Inge Stephan, Hans-Gerd Winter. Berlin: de Gruyter 2017. 416-25.

2015

  • Triangular Readings in German Literature and Culture. Ed. Martin Kagel and Alexander Sager. Special Double-Issue of Colloquia Germanica 45.3/4 (2012 [publ. in 2015]): 209-400.
  • “Introduction: Configurations of the Third.”  Triangular Readings in German Literature and Culture. Ed. Martin Kagel and Alexander Sager. Colloquia Germanica 45.3/4 (2012 [publ. in 2015]): 209-220.
  • “Ortlosigkeiten. George Taboris Flucht nach Ägypten.” Treibhaus: Jahrbuch für die Literatur der 50er Jahre 11 (2015): 311-330.
  •  “An Immodest Proposal: Reenvisioning German Studies through European Integration.” Taking Stock of German Studies: The New Millenium.  Ed. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming and Rachel J. Halverson. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015.  272-289. [w/ William C. Donahue]

2014

  • “Tod eines Genossen: Erinnerung und Intervention in George Taboris Nathans Tod.” Brecht Yearbook 39 (2014): 129-151.
  • “Unter Geschäftsmännern: Figuren des Dritten in Lessings Dramaturgie.” Lessing Yearbook 46 (2014): 276-292. [w/ Matt Erlin]

2013

  • Hungerkünstler: George Tabori Directs Kafka in Bremen (1977).” Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies 2 (2013): 153-171.
  • “Authoring Amity: Sophie von La Roche’s Fanny und Julia and the Question of Female Friendship in Eighteenth-Century Germany.” Publications of the English Goethe Society 82.2 (2013): 85-103.
  • “Kindheitsmuster: Adult Children in Herta Müller’s The Land of Green Plums.” andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies 3 (2013): 99-119.

 


Education: 

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office Hours: 
Spring 2017 - By Appointment Only
 
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