Gisela Vitt

Professor Emerita
Faculty – Emeritus

PhD (Washington University, 1964)

Visiting Appointments: Middlebury College, Summers 1966, 1968, 1970.

Specializations: Comparative Literature; European Romanticism; 19th- Century German Literature; Stylistics.

Books: E.T.A. Hoffmanns Märchenschaffen: Kaleidoskop der Verfremdung in seinen sieben Märchen (1989).

Articles on: E.T.A. Hoffmann; Romanticism; Ludwig Tieck; Fairy Tales; Fantastic Literature; 19th-Century Literature; C.F. Meyer; Thornton Wilder.

Major courses taught: Seminars on E.T.A. Hoffmann, German Novel Theory, Hoffmann-Poe-Dostojevski, C.F. Meyer; Introduction to the Humanities; Methods of Teaching Literature; German Stylistics; Fairy Tales; German-Swiss Literature; German Romanticism.

Areas of Expertise
  • Comparative Literature
  • European Romanticism
  • Stylistics