Lynn L. Wolff is Associate Professor of German Studies and affiliate faculty in the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at Michigan State University. Her teaching and research focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century German literature and culture as well as interdisciplinary questions of knowledge production, translation, and the visual dimension of Holocaust testimony. After receiving her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2011, she was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation postdoctoral researcher and taught courses in the Department of Modern German Literature at the Universität Stuttgart. In addition to funding from the Humboldt Foundation, her research has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Deutsches Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.
Select Publications include:
W.G. Sebald’s Hybrid Poetics: Literature as Historiography. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014; 2016 paperback. [Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies 14]
II. Edited Volumes and Journal Issues
Narrating Reality in Comics / Wirklichkeit erzählen im Comic. Special Issue of Diegesis 8.1 (2019) Eds. Christian Klein, Matías Martínez, and Lynn L. Wolff.
A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H.G. Adler (1910–1988). Ed. Lynn L. Wolff. Oxford: Legenda, 2019; 2021 paperback. [Studies in Comparative Literature 42]
Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald. Eds. Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014. [Dialogue and Disjunction: Studies in Jewish German Literature, Culture, and Thought 1]
Aisthesis und Noesis. Zwei Erkenntnisformen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Eds. Hans Adler and Lynn L. Wolff. München: Fink, 2013.
III. Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Framing H.G. Adler: A Survivor, Scholar, and Author in the Wake of the Shoah.” A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H.G. Adler (1910–1988). Ed. Lynn L. Wolff. Oxford: Legenda, 2019. 3-21.
Die Grenzen des Sagbaren’: Towards a Political Philology in H.G. Adler’s Reflections on Language.” H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy. Eds. Julia Creet, Sara R. Horowitz, and Amira Bojadzija-Dan. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016. 273-301.
Finch, Helen and Lynn L. Wolff. “Introduction: The Adler-Sebald Intertextual Relationship as Paradigm for Intergenerational Literary Testimony.” Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald. Eds. Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014. 1-21
Der Autor zwischen Literatur und Politik’: H.G. Adler’s ‘Engagement’ and W.G. Sebald’s ‘Restitution.’” Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald. Eds. Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014. 137-156.
The ‘Solitary Mallard’: On Sebald and Translation.” Journal of European Studies, Special Issue: W.G. Sebald. Ed. Richard Sheppard. 41.3-4 (2011): 323-340.
The Mare of Majdanek’: Intersections of History and Fiction in Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser.” Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der Literatur (IASL) 29.1 (2004): 84-117.