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Maximilian Gindorf

Title: CPLT Ph.D.
Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant in German
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina
German: University of South Carolina
Comparative Literature and Philosophy: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
BA Comparative Literature and Philosophy: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Research and Teaching Areas
Modern German literature and philosophy
World Literature
Advanced German for Business
German language (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Maximilian Gindorf is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature. His research interests include transcultural and comparative perspectives, transatlantic studies, intellectual history, philosophy, and literary theory, with a focus in 19th and 20th-century German and Americanliterary and cultural studies. His dissertation Emerson and Nietzsche: Appropriation, Translation, and Experimentation is a study of the reception, translation, and appropriation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays in Germany, particularly by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Besides presenting his work at several national conferences, including the American Comparative Literature Association, he co-organized a panel on “Legacies of Marxism: Working Conditions in China” at the 2023 Modern Language Association. His writing has appeared inIntertexts (forthcoming), focus on German Studies (2022), Humanities Bulletin (2020), and Watchung Review: Contemporary Humanities (2019). Having taught beginner, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in German language and literature, Business German, and World Literature, he is passionate about bringing students into contact with other cultures and prepare them for the world. He served as the President of the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Students’ Association at UofSC for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.

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