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Nancy Nobile

  • Associate Professor of German

University of Delaware
221 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-4101
Courses Taught

Office Hours

T 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Th 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon


Nancy Nobile’s research focuses on German Romanticism, on aesthetic and pedagogical theories of the Goethezeit, as well as on contemporary German literature.

She at work on a book on the structure of Kleist’s dramas and is the author of The School of Days: Heinrich von Kleist and the Traumas of Education. She has published articles on intertextuality, 18th-century pedagogical theories, Kleist, Rousseau, Tieck, Judith Hermann, and Jenny Erpenbeck.

Dr. Nobile has received Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and AATG grants. She teaches courses on German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present and has served as chair of the German faculty since 2008.


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., Wesleyan University


  • Entertainment and the Public Sphere in Kleist’s Das Käthchen von Heilbronn.” Forthcoming 2014, MLN.
  • “‘Sein Nahen ist ein Wehen aus der Ferne’: Ottokar’s Leap in Die Familie Schroffenstein.” Heinrich von Kleist and Modernity, ed. Bernd Fischer and Tim Mehigan. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. 23-39.
  • “A Ring of Keys: Thresholds to the Past in Judith Hermann’s Sommerhaus, später.” In Gegenwartslitertur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch 9 (2010): 288-315.

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