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Jason Wilby - Lecturer III of German
Ortega Hall 311
University of New Mexico
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1146
Fax: (505) 277-3599
2008, Ph.D. in German Literature with an Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine.
Searching for a German National Self: Journeys through Transitional Spaces,
directed by Prof. John H. Smith.
2001, M.A. in German and English Philology, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen.
Überschreitung und Verkleidung des Geschlechts. Zur Konstruktion der Frau und des Mannes im bürgerlichen Realismus bei Fontane und Keller, directed by Prof. Horst Turk.
1995, A.A., Ventura Community College.
- Enlightenment thought
- 18th- and 19-century German literature, philosophy and culture
- Gender Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Psychoanalysis and literature
- Historical Linguistics
- Teaching pedagogies
Jason is currently working on two articles, one on Schiller’s philosophical model of "aesthetic education" and Goethe’s literary response to that model, and another in which he offers a Lacanian reading of Hofmannsthal’s The Age of Innocence.
In addition, Jason is revising his dissertation for publication. On a more personal note, Jason is a big fan of the beach and wide-open spaces, and he loves tinkering with his classic Triumph motorcycle in his free time.
Articles & Book Chapters
- Global Simulation at the Intersection of Theory and Practice
in the Intermediate-Level German Classroom.
In Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German With Glenn S. Levine, Natalie Eppelsheimer, Franz Kuzay, and Simona Moti. 37.2 (2004).
- Review of: ELEONORA BONACOSSA, Der weibliche Sinn in der Welt: Iris von Roten.
Neue Aspekte aus Sicht der Geschlechterdifferenz.
In Focus on German Studies Trans. Renate Bakov. (Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2003). 12.
- The Structure of the Self: Goethe’s Literary Challenge to Schiller’s Philosophical Model of Identity Formation.
Presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the GSA in St. Paul, Minnesota. (2008).
- The Dialectic of Violence: Schiller’s Aesthetic Education and Identity Formation.
Presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the MLA in Chicago. (2007).
- Imagining the German National Self:
German Classicism and the Politicization of the ‘Ideal’. Presented at the 7th Annual German Studies Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2005).
- Cultural Transfer and the (Re-)Production of Culture.
Presented at the Western Humanities Alliance 21st Annual Conference at the University of California, Irvine (2002).
- Irrungen und (Ver-)Wirrungen auch bei Keller? Der spielerische Einsatz von Geschlecht und Sexualität in Kellers Novellen.
Presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego, California. (2002).
- Gloria Flaherty Prize,
Goethe Society of North America. (2008).
- University of California Regents’ Dissertation Fellowship. (2006).
- Dean’s Graduate Research Award,
University of California, Irvine. (2005).
- Best Article of 2004
Journal Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German. (2005).
- Humanities Associates’ Graduate Teaching Award,
University of California, Irvine (2004).
- Graduate Teaching Award,
Department of German, University of California, Irvine (2003).
- Writing a Goethezeit Dissertation,
Goethe Society of North America. (2008).
- Southern California AATG Meeting/Seminar
"Die Wise Guys & die Prinzen im Deutschunterricht". (2006).
- Independent Study - Curriculum Design,
University of California, Irvine. (2004).
- German 220 - Technology in the Classroom,
University of California, Irvine. (2003).
- German 398 - Teaching of German,
University of California, Irvine. (2002).
- German 220 - Second Language Acquisition,
University of California, Irvine. (2001).
- German Language and Culture
- 18th Century German Literary and Philosophical Culture
- Gender and its Representation in 19th Century German Literature
- Psychoanalysis and Literature
- The Faustian Tradition
- GRMN 301 – Advanced German
- GRMN 302 – The Virtual Museum of German Culture(s)
- GRMN 336 – Damned Heroes: From Don Juan to Darth Vader
- GRMN 480 – The Enlightenment and the Birth of the Modern Individual
- GRMN 508 – German for Reading
- GRMN 552 – The Enlightenment and the “Education” of the Modern Individual