Individual Faculty Research Profile—Charles Grair, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., German Literature, Washington University 1994
  • Freie Universität Berlin, FRG 1992-1993
  • M.A., German Literature, Washington University 1988
  • B.A. with distinction, German Honors, Northwestern University 1986
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, FRG 1984-1985, 1988-1989

Areas of Research:

My main area of research is the German literature of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, especially the reception and interpretation of the classical legacy by writers of that period. I am currently working on a book describing the poetical representation of social and political conflict in the age of Napoleon. I have also published on pedagogical topics in the areas of business German and second language acquisition.