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Professor of German
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Office Hours – FALL 2018

  • Tuesdays: 12:50 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Research

German and European literary and cultural history from the Middle Ages, Arthurian Studies, digital humanities, transcultural studies.

Book-in-Progress: Allegories of Action: Premodern Feminist Preludes to a Cultural Game Theory.

Biography

Will Hasty is Waldo W. Neikirk Professor of German Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He has published widely on medieval and early modern German literature, particularly on medieval romance narratives. He is author of numerous books, most recently The Medieval Risk-Reward Society. Courts, Adventure, and Love in the European Middle Ages (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2016), and has edited collections of essays and literary encyclopedias.

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming: “The Beginning of the End: Binary Dynamics and Initiative in Hartmann von Aue’s Gregorius,” in Endtimes in Medieval German Literature, eds. Ernst Ralf Hintz and Scott Pincikowski (Camden House, anticipated publication in fall 2018).
  • The Medieval Risk-Reward Society. Courts, Adventure, and Love in the European Middle Ages (Columbus: The Ohio State University press, 2016).
  • “Revolutions and Final Solutions: On Enlightenment and its Dialectic in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” in Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies. 24.2 (2014): 21-42.
  • “The Allure of Otherworlds: the Arthurian Romances in Germany,” in A Companion to Arthurian Literature, ed. Helen Fulton. (Maldon, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 175-188.
  • “Bounds of Imagination: Grail Questing and Chivalric Colonizing in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival,” in The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur, ed. Norris J. Lacy (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2008), 48-61.
  • “Theorizing German Romance: The Excursus on Enite’s Horse and Saddle in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec,” in Seminar 43, 3 (2007): 253-264.
  • “Theory meets Praxis: From Derrida to the Beginning German Classroom via the Internet,” in Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German/ 39 1-2 (2006): 14-23.

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