Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature; Department Chair
M.A., Johann-Wolfgang- Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt (Philosophy and German Literature); M.Phil., Ph.D. Columbia University, New York. Teaching and research interests in modern and contemporary German and Austrian literature, Romanticism, literary theory, media aesthetics, and literature and music. Dr. Schönherr is the author of Das Unendliche Altern der Moderne. Untersuchungen zur Romantrilogie Gert Jonkes (Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 1994), and scholarly articles on Kafka, Adorno, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gert Jonke, Marcel Beyer, Peter Handke, Wim Wenders, and Edgar Reitz. He is currently working on a new book project: Sound-Text-Image: Musico-Acoustic Imaginations in Contemporary German-Austrian Literature and Film.
M.A., J. W. Goethe-Universität
M.Phil. and Ph.D., Columbia University