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Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences, Departments of German and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2020

Liliane Weissberg is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where she focuses on German and American literatures from the late eighteenth century to today, literary and psychoanalytic theory, and German-Jewish studies. Weissberg completed her PhD at Harvard University and also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin. Before joining Penn, she taught at The Johns Hopkins University, and she has held visiting professorships at Princeton, Hamburg, Bochum, Potsdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Graz, Vienna, Innsbruck, Kassel, and Zurich. Weissberg’s work has been supported by a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. She has published widely both in the United States and Germany. Her publications include Cultural Memory and the Construction of Identity (with Dan Ben-Amos; Wayne State, 1999), Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race (with J. Gerald Kennedy, Oxford, 2001), On Writing with Photography (with Karen Beckman, Minnesota, 2013), and a critical edition of Hannah Arendt’s Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (Johns Hopkins, 1997).

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