Paul Buchholz

Paul Buchholz

Assistant Professor of German

Department: German Studies

Office Address: Balch 209

Office Phone: (909) 607-2502


Paul Buchholz will be on leave during the spring semester.

Academic History

  • B.A. (German Literature), University of Wisconsin
  • M.A., Ph.D. (German Studies), Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

  • 20th and 21st century German prose fiction
  • Experimental narrative forms
  • Theories of family, community, and solidarity
  • Ecology and environmentalism in German-language literature after 1968

Personal Interests

Narrative Theory, Literature and Ecology, Aesthetics

Selected Research and Publications

  • "Bordering on Names: Strategies of Mapping in the Prose of Terézia Mora and Peter Handke." TRANSIT 7(1) (Spring 2011)
  • "Konstellationen der Klischeevorstellungen. Zur politischen Thematik in Thomas Bernhards frühen Leichtlebig-Fragmenten." Thomas Bernhard Jahrbuch 2009/2010. Böhlau Verlag: Vienna, 2011.
  • “Introduction” (for special issue Satire and Polemic in Austrian Literature). Journal of Austrian Studies 46:1 (Spring 2013): xxiii-xxiv.
  • “Anarchic Affinities in Thomas Bernhard’s Fiction of 1978: Ja, Der Stimmenimitator, and the Specter of Ingeborg Bachmann.” Gegenwartsliteratur: A German Studies Yearbook 13 (2014): 87-110
  • "Planetary Alienation: Negation of the Whole Earth in 1970s Austrian Prose." Forthcoming in the Journal of Austrian Studies.

Awards and Honors

  • DAAD Graduate Research Grant for dissertation research in Berlin, Germany, 2008-09
  • Cornell University Graduate Research Grant, 2009
  • Manon Michels Einaudi Grant, Institute for European Studies at Cornell University, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Core 1
  • German 1: Introductory German
  • German 2: Introductory German
  • German 33: Intermediate German
  • German 101C: Introduction to German Culture (Pop and Protest in Fiction and Film)
  • German 102: Introduction to German Literature
  • German 103: Introduction to German Film and Media
  • German 105: Berlin Stories (a literature and film course)
  • German Literature in Translation 115: The Family and its Discontents
  • Humanities 135 (German Literature in Translation 132): Critiques of Community

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