Professor of German Studies
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Hours: M 11:15-12:00
and by appointment
Jocelyne Kolb received her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She teaches German language classes from beginning to advanced and has recently taught courses on literary antisemitism, Jews in German culture, and literary correspondence.
Jocelyne Kolb's research focuses mostly on European Romanticism with a concentration on the works of Heinrich Heine. Currently she is at work on two projects: a book on Heine, Heine's Doubles From Lessing to Freud, and one on her father's twenty-one volume edition of Marcel Proust's correspondence, Kolb’s Way: In Search of Proust Letters. From 1987-1988 and again in 2000 and 2005 Professor Kolb was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is the current president of the North American Heine Society and a member of the MLA Division on Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century German Literature. Her book The Ambiguity of Taste: Freedom and Food in European Romanticism (University of Michigan Press) was awarded the Jean-Pierre Barricelli prize by the International Conference on Romanticism.