|Title:||Professor of German and Comparative Literature
|Department:||Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||J. Welsh Humanities Bldg, 807|
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Agnes Mueller (M.A., LMU Munich, Germany, 1993, Ph.D., Vanderbilt U, 1997), Professor, is an expert on recent and contemporary German literature. She is core faculty in Jewish Studies and in Comparative Literature, and affiliated with Women's and Gender Studies. Her essay publications are on German-American relations, multicultural studies, gender issues in contemporary literature, German Jewish studies, and Holocaust studies. Her 2004 anthology German Pop Culture: How "American" Is It? (U of Michigan P) is widely used for teaching and research. Her most recently published book is entitled The Inability to Love: Jews, Gender, and America in Recent German Literature, now available in German translation as Die Unfähigkeit zu lieben. With Katja Garloff she edited German Jewish Literature After 1990 (Camden House, 2018). She is currently at work on a new book, entitled Holocaust Migration: The Future of Memory, tracing the challenges of new writings depicting multi-ethnic identities where past Holocaust trauma figures as a meta frame.
- Jennifer Frey, host: “Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice with Agnes Mueller.” Sacred and Profane Love. Episode 29. December 31, 2020.
- Passport Playlist DJs, hosts: “An Interview with Dr. Agnes Mueller.” Passport Playlist. Episode 6. March 27, 2019.
- Curtis Rogers, host: “Global Studies with Dr. Agnes Mueller.” Library Voices SC. Podcast of the South Carolina State Library. Episode 51. May 24, 2018.
Agnes Mueller in the News