Storyworlds: Open-ended Story Universes Across Time, Cultures, and Media

November 16, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Artwork depicting an Earth-like plance with etheral wisps emitting from an open book

The German Department is pleased to announce that Ann Marie Rasmussen, the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies at the University of Waterloo, will spend the 2019–20 academic year in Princeton as the Stanley Kelley Jr. Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Department of German.

The workshop topic, “Storyworlds”, has been a focus of Professor Ann Marie Rasmussen’s teaching and research for the past five years. This is a collection of essays on the topic that is structured around interdisciplinary exchange across cultures and time (especially medieval and modern), and disciplines (especially literary studies and social science). The workshop will bring together the contributors to the volume to share chapter drafts.


Laura Beard, Associate Vice-President (Research) and Professor, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Canada.

Ingrid Bennewitz, Professor, University of Bamberg, Germany.

Eileen C. Chow, Visiting Associate Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

Kate Elliott, Author of Young Adult and Fantasy Literature, Hawaii, USA.

Fritz Mayer,  Dean of the Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Adam Oberlin, Senior Lecturer, Department of German, Princeton University.

Ann Marie Rasmussen, Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Carlos Rojas, Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

Markus Stock, Associate Professor of German and Principal , University College, University of Toronto, Canada.

Clare Woods, Associate Professor of Classics and Director, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.


Open to interested Princeton students and faculty