Ruth Schwertfeger

Ruth Schwertfeger


Office: Curtin Hall 894
Phone: 414-229-4547
Curriculum Vitae: PDF - 38KB


Oxford University, England. Diss.: German Expressionist Drama: Georg Kaiser
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada: M.A. thesis on Theodor Storm ‘s later Novellen

Selection of Courses Taught:

German 647: Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature - Syllabus (pdf 38kb)
Liberal Studies 721: From the Ruins - Syllabus (pdf 77kb)

Teaching Interests:

Twentieth century, Exile Literature, the Holocaust, Translation (German-English, French –English), the German-Irish connection and other inter-cultural courses .

Research Interests:

The Holocaust; German-Jewish writings in Occupied France; Creative fiction—short stories, the memoir, literary translation.

Representative Publications or Papers:

In Transit: Narratives of exile, Internment and Deportation in France’s Dark Years (accepted for publication); The Wee Wild One: Stories of Belfast and beyond (University of Wisconsin Press,) Else Lasker-Schüler: Inside this Deathly Solitude. Women of Theresienstadt—both published by Berg Publishers, Oxford.

Other Relevant Activities:

Travel to conferences in Germany and in 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. I am interested in promoting study abroad and faculty exchange, especially between The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and German universities.