Edward Dawson
Visiting Assistant Professor

Ted Dawson specializes in German and Austrian literature and culture from the 19th century to the present, focusing on questions of aesthetic experience and the environment, as well as environmental humanities more broadly, media studies, sound studies, and digital humanities. He has presented and published on Austrian rap music, multilingualism in German studies, the emerging field of EcoDH, and Austrian author Christoph Ransmayr as poet of the anthropocene. He is currently at work on a book project investigating aesthetic experience in the late anthropocene through the lens of Austrian rap music. He has taught a wide variety of German language and culture courses, and is now teaching and developing courses on German and Austrian literature of the environment and on German vocal music. He received his BA from Davidson College (2006), his MA from the University of California, Berkeley (2009) and his PhD from Vanderbilt University (2018). He has spent four years researching and teaching in Austria and Germany, and has coordinated study abroad trips in Vienna and Wiesbaden.

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Monday: 13:00-14:00
Wednesday: 13:00-14:00
Jimenez Hall
(301) 405-3433