Alex Gardner specializes in 19 th and 20 th century German literature. He is particularly interested in aesthetic responses to modernity, experimental poetry, fairy tales, collectors, and quotation as a literary device. He currently teaches courses on Grimms’ Fairy Tales and the history of German film at Occidental. His language classes emphasize interactive exercises, performance, and critical engagement with German literature. When he is not teaching, he writes and performs music.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
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