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Amir Eshel (Professor)

Amir Eshel (650) 723-0413
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I'm-not-a-bot
@stanford
Personal bio
Amir Eshel is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, Chair of Graduate Studies, German Studies; and, since 2005 the Director of The Europe Center at Stanford Universityâ??s Freeman Sopgli Institute for International Studies. His research focuses on the contemporary novel, twentieth century German culture, German-Jewish history and culture, and modern Hebrew literature. He is interested in the literary and cultural imagination as it addresses modernityâ??s traumatic past for its contemporary philosophical, political and ethical implications. Currently, Amir Eshel working on a new project that examines poetry, prose and narratives across media as they raise ethical dilemmas. At Stanford, he has taught courses on memory and history, modern poetry, narrative and ethics, German Romanticism, postwar German literature and culture, the contemporary novel, German Jewish literature, and the modern Hebrew novel.

Currently teaching
COMPLIT 287: Hope in the Modern Age (Autumn)
GERMAN 287: Hope in the Modern Age (Autumn)
JEWISHST 287: Hope in the Modern Age (Autumn)
COMPLIT 399: Individual Work (Autumn, Winter)
COMPLIT 114: Masterpieces: Kafka (Autumn)
GERMAN 150: Masterpieces: Kafka (Autumn)
JEWISHST 145: Masterpieces: Kafka (Autumn)
COMPLIT 283A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
COMPLIT 383A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
GERMAN 283A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
GERMAN 383A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
RELIGST 283A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
RELIGST 383A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy' (Winter)
COMPLIT 263B: Paul Celan: The Poetic Event (Winter)
GERMAN 263: Paul Celan: The Poetic Event (Winter)
GERMAN 363: Paul Celan: The Poetic Event (Winter)
JEWISHST 263: Paul Celan: The Poetic Event (Winter)
DLCL 229: The Contemporary (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
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