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Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Georgia

German Transatlantic Program Fellow - Class of Fall 2007


Elizabeth Goodstein is an associate professor in Emory University’s interdisciplinary Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, where she teaches modern European thought and culture. Crossing the boundaries between intellectual history, philosophy, and literary studies, her research focuses on the ways modernity and modern subjectivity have been represented, understood, and experienced in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and German literature and culture. Goodstein received her BA in Ideas and Methods from the University of Chicago and studied at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen, before receiving her MA and PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. A former Rotary Scholar, Goodstein was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in 2002–2003. Her book Experience without Qualities: Boredom and Modernity (Stanford, 2005), was awarded both the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book and the German Studies Association/DAAD Book Prize.