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Christopher R. Clason

Professor of German, Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Ph.D. in German Language and Literature, University of California, Davis

Romanticism, Medieval Literature


352 O’Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2063

Christopher R. Clason came to Oakland University in Fall of 1990.  He teaches German language and literature, culture, translation  from German into English and Business German. His publications include articles in German Romanticism, narrative fiction and the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann, chaos and complexity theory, literature and the environment, and the epic narrative of the Middle Ages, the courtly epics Tristan and Parzival, the works of Hartmann von Aue and the poetry of Walther von der Vogelweide.  He is coeditor of Literary and Poetic Representations of Work and Labor in Europe and Asia during the Romantic Era and collaborator on Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: The Spatial Turn in Premodern Studies He is past president of the International Tristan Society and current President of the International Conference on Romanticism.