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Bio Image Christa Zorn

Christa Zorn

Professor of English
Phone: (812) 941-2685
Office Location: KV 200 D

Academic Background

Doctorate:
University of Florida
Country: United States
Degree: English
Masters:
Hamburg University
Country: Germany
Degree: English, History, Education
Bachelors:
Hamburg University
Country: Germany
Major: English

Biography

Christa Zorn, Professor of English, is originally from Hamburg, Germany. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida and her Master degrees (in English and History) from  Hamburg University. She was also a Fulbright exchange teacher in the German Department of the Unversity of Central Florida. She teaches courses in British and European literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, critical theory, and women’s literature. She is the author of Vernon Lee: Aesthetics, History and the Victorian Female Intellectual, published in 2003 by Ohio University Press,  and of several articles on Vernon Lee, Bernard Shaw, Lou Andreas-Salomé, European Theatre, and Aesthetic Theory. She has just finished co-editing a collection of letters from WWI together with Dr. Herward Sieberg of the University of Hildesheim:  “Friendship across the Front Lines of World War I: The Unique Correspondence between Vernon Lee and Irene Forbes-Mosse, “ which is scheduled  for publication with Edward Mellen in 2014, the centennial of World War I. Her current work focuses on the Irish playwright, Bernard Shaw, theatre, cosmopolitanism, and World War I.

Professional Interests

Teaching
  • 19th and 20th century British and European Literature and culture
  • Literary Theory
  • Women and Literature
  • Modernism
  • Continental Drama
Research
  • Literature of World War I
  • 19th & 20th century women’s writing
  • G.B. Shaw
  • Public Intellectuals

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