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Department of german

Contact Information

phone: (615) 322-3709
Furman 127

Office Hours

T/Th 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Ph.D. FU Berlin (1987)

Barbara Hahn

Distinguished Professor of German
Max Kade Foundation Chair in German Studies

Hahn’s interests focus on late eighteenth-century to early twenty-first-century German literature, culture, and philosophy. She is working on two books, one on dreams in the twentieth century, one on Hannah Arendt’s writing between languages and cultures. Together with Ursula Isselstein, she is publishing a critical edition of Rahel Levin Varnhagen’s letters and notebooks.