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.
- 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
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
- 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