Christopher R. Clason

Christopher R. Clason
Professor of German, Director of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

352 O’Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2063

Ph.D. in German Language and Literature, University of California, Davis

Romanticism, Medieval Literature


Christopher R. Clason came to Oakland University in Fall of 1990. He teaches German language and literature, culture, translation, and Literature in Translation. His publications include articles in German Romanticism, narrative fiction and the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann, chaos and complexity theory in literature, literature and the environment, and epic narrative and poetry of the Middle Ages.  He is editor of E. T. A. Hoffmann: Transgressive Romanticism (in preparation); coeditor of Literary and Poetic Representations of Work and Labor in Europe and Asia during the Romantic Era, and Romantic Rapports: New Essays on Romanticism Across the Disciplines (in preparation); and collaborator on Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: The Spatial Turn in Premodern Studies. He has served as President of the International Tristan Society and President of the International Conference on Romanticism.