Heather I. Sullivan
Associate Professor of German,

Chair of Interdisciplinary Minor in Comparative Literature

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Trinity University

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Education:    
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Washington, Seattle Washington



Areas of Interest:

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century German Literature
Romanticism: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Geology and Literature
Comparative Literature

Publications:

 “The Dynamics of Goethe’s Novelle: The Never-Ending Journey to Newton’s Burg.” Forthcoming in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era.

“The Dangerous Quest for Nature Narratives in Goethe’s Werther: A Reading of the Ruptured Monologue and the Ruptured Body.” Forthcoming in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment.”

“Seeing the Light: Goethe’s Märchen as Science — Newton’s Science as “Fairy Tale.” Forthcoming in Goethe Yearbook 14 (2006).

“Organic and Inorganic Bodies in the Age of Goethe: An Ecocritical Reading of Ludwig Tieck’s Rune Mountain and the Earth Sciences.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 10:2 (2003): 21-46.

“The Ruins and Beyond: Geological and Literary Perspectives in the Age of Goethe.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 30 (2001): 1-30. 

“Collecting the Rocks of Time: Goethe, the Romantics and Early Geology.” European Romantic Review 10: 3 (1999): 341-370.

“The postponed Narratives of Desire in Ludwig Tieck's Novel: Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen.“ In: Comparative Romanticisms: Power, Gender, Subjectivity. Eds. Larry H. Peer and Diane L. Hoeveler. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1998.

The Intercontextuality of Self and Nature in Ludwig Tieck's Early Works. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.