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Agnes Mueller

Title: Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: J. Welsh Humanities Bldg, 807
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Agnes Mueller


Agnes Mueller (M.A., LMU Munich, Germany, 1993, Ph.D., Vanderbilt U, 1997), Professor, is an expert on recent and contemporary German literature. She is core faculty in Jewish Studies and in Comparative Literature, and affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies. Her essay publications are on German-American relations, multicultural studies, gender issues in contemporary literature, German Jewish studies, and Holocaust studies. Her 2004 anthology German Pop Culture: How "American" Is It? (U of Michigan P) is widely used for teaching and research. Her most recently published book is entitled The Inability to Love: Jews, Gender, and America in Recent German Literature, now available in German translation as Die Unfähigkeit zu liebenWith Katja Garloff she edited German Jewish Literature After 1990 (Camden House, 2018). She is currently at work on a new book, entitled Holocaust Migration: The Future of Memory, tracing the challenges of new writings depicting multi-ethnic identities where past Holocaust trauma figures as a meta frame.


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