I grew up in Oberstdorf in the Bavarian Alps, and received my M.A. in English, German, and Spanish Philology as well as a teaching degree (Staatsexamen) in these languages from the University of Freiburg, Germany. I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, and I have lived and taught in Germany, Spain, Ireland, and the US. Currently, I am a Teaching Assistant Professor of German and the German Language Program Director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
My research focuses on German literature of the long 18th century. My dissertation, which was supported by a grant of the Purdue Research Foundation, is titled “The Romantic Roots of Cognitive Poetics: A Comparative Study of Poetic Metaphor in Herder, Novalis, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley.” I am currently working on turning my dissertation into a book.
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Christina M. Weiler, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor of German
German Language Program Director
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill