Heather I. Sullivan
Associate Professor of German,

Chair of Interdisciplinary Minor in Comparative Literature

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Trinity University

German Homepage   

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


 “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.