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

Office Hours – SPRING 2017

  • Tuesday: 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, trans-cultural studies.

Book-in-Progress: Preface to a Cultural Game Theory. Premodern Binary Applications to Culture as Action.

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.

Publications

  • Will Hasty, The Medieval Risk-Reward Society. Courts, Adventure, and Love in the European Middle Ages (Columbus: The Ohio State University press, 2016).
  • Will Hasty, “The allure of Otherworlds: the Arthurian romances in Germany.” A Companion to Arthurian Literature. Ed. Helen Fulton. Maldon, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 175-188.
  • Will Hasty, “Theorizing German Romance: The Excursus on Enite’s Horse and Saddle in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec.” Seminar 43, 3 (2007): 253-264.
  • Will Hasty, “Theory meets Praxis: From Derrida to the Beginning German Classroom via the Internet.” /Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German/ 39 1-2 (2006): 14-23.

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