David Wellbery

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor of German Studies, Comparative Literature, and Social Thought and in the College

Address: Department of Germanic Studies
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor of German Studies, Comparative Literature, and Social Thought and in the College

Selected Publications

  • Lessing's "Laocoon": Semiotics and Aesthetics in the Age of Reason (1984);
  • Goethe's "Harzreise Im Winter": Eine Deutungskontroverse with Klaus Weimar (1984);
  • The Specular Moment. Goethe's Lyric and the Beginnings of Romanticism (1996);
  • Neo-Retorica E Desconstrucao (Rio de Janeiro, 1998);
  • Schopenhauers Bedeutung Für Die Moderne Literatur (München, 1998).

Courses Taught

  • Goethe: Lyric Poetry
  • Models of Literary Signification
  • Problems of Goethe Research
  • Narratives of Foundation
  • The Emergence of Modernism