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Professor of German and Literature (Ph.D. Yale, 1968). He has been at Duke since 1975 and is currently chair of the German Department. His books include Kafka 's Narrative Theater (1974), and Narratives of Ecstasy: Romantic Temporality in Modern German Poetry (1987). His research interests focus on romanticism, the Frankfurt School generally, and Walter Benjamin in particular. His translation of Peter Weiss' last play, The New Trial, is to be published by Duke Press; and he is currently editing a new collection of essays on Kafka. For the Literature Program, he directs the team-taught graduate course in 20th century literary theory.