Paul Buchholz

Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies

Home Institution
Emory University
Linguistics and Literature
Host Institution
IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies
March 1, 2020–June 30, 2020

Paul Buchholz is associate professor of German studies at Emory University. He began his studies in German literature at the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee and Madison) and received his PhD in German studies from Cornell University in 2010, focusing on literary theory and the history of the German novel. After holding the postdoctoral position of assistant professor/faculty fellow at New York University in 2010–11, he worked as an assistant professor in the German departments at Scripps College (2011–15) and the University of California, Berkeley (2015–16) before arriving at Emory. As a literary scholar focused on German-language prose of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Paul's work considers how narrative texts complicate dominant models of social relations and imagine alternative forms of community. His first book, Private Anarchy: Impossible Community and the Outsider’s Monologue in German Experimental Fiction, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. His scholarly articles have appeared in The German Quarterly, the Journal of Austrian Studies, TRANSIT, Gegenwartsliteratur, and the Thomas Bernhard Jahrbuch.