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  • Nancy Nobile, Associate Professor of German

    Associate Professor of German
    University of Delaware
    221 Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-4101


    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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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591