Alan Swensen

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Alan Swensen

Associate Professor of German; Chair, Department of German

Department/Office Information

116A Lawrence Hall
  • M 10:30am - 12:00pm (116A Lawrence Hall)
  • W 2:45pm - 4:15pm (116A Lawrence Hall)


BA, Brigham Young University, 1981; MA (1983), PhD (1989), Princeton University 

Turn-of-the-century German literature, 20th-century German literature, literary theory and criticism, German cinema, German language

Thomas Mann's novels, narrative theory, German cinema, American-German intellectual ties

  • Gods, Angels, and Narrators (Peter Lang, 1994)
  • "Righting History" (Heine Jahrbuch, 1994)
  • Co-translation and annotation: Nietzsche, Geneology of Morality (Hackett, 1998)