Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature, Princeton University
German Transatlantic Program Fellow - Class of Fall 2010
Stanley Corngold, a graduate of Columbia and Cornell Universities, is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton, where he taught for more than 40 years. On his retirement, in 2009, Corngold received the Howard T. Behrman Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities at Princeton. He has published widely on modern German writers (e.g., Dilthey, Nietzsche, Musil, Kraus, Mann, Benjamin, Adorno, among others) but for the most part has been translating and writing on the work of Franz Kafka. In 2008, with Benno Wagner and Jack Greenberg, Corngold edited, with commentary, Franz Kafka: the Office Writings (Princeton). In 2009 he was a Visiting Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, and in 2010, a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, where he completed three book projects. With Benno Wagner he wrote Franz Kafka: The Ghosts in the Machine (Northwestern); translated Goethe’s The Sufferings of Young Werther (Norton); and, with Ruth V. Gross, edited a collection of essays titled Kafka for the 21st Century (Camden House). He is the founder of the Princeton Kafka Consortium, which links the Universities of Princeton, Oxford, and Humboldt, and in 2011 was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.