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About David Martyn

Martyn's major interests are 18th- and early 19th-century German literature and philosophy, literary and cultural theory, and constructions of linguistic and cultural identity in Germany from the late 18th century to the present. He has published numerous articles on German and French literature and philosophy of the romantic period and on literary theory. At Macalester, Martyn teaches courses in German language, German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present, and in philosophy and critical theory.
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Martyn has been teaching at Macalester since 2003.


Present Professor, German Studies, Macalester College

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  • Heidegger, Gadamer, Derrida
  • Translingual Interventions: Migration and Cultural Identity in Contemporary Germany
  • The Comical Effects of Kafka and Kleist

Contact Information

Macalester College
Neill Hall, 211b
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6547

Articles (6)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (21)