Professor of German
A.B. (University of Alabama)
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Chambers 2157; firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson College, Box 6992, Davidson, NC 28035-6992
Phone: 704-894-2465; Fax: 704-894-2782
After taking his Ph.D. in 1982, Mark McCulloh came to Davidson in the fall of the same year. He directed the Davidson Junior Year Abroad in Marburg from 1984 to 1986. He returned to Germany to direct the program in Würzburg in 1994-95, and again in 1998-99. Between 1990 and 1999 he served as chair of the department. For many years he also served as director of the Self-Instructional Languages Program.
Service to the Professsion
- Long-time Faculty Advisor, Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honorary Society
- Former Licensed Examiner, Goethe Institute
- President, local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (2000-2001)
- Elementary German I & II (101 and 102)
- Intermediate German (201)
- Introduction to German Literature (251)
- Contemporary Germany (291)
- Independent Studies in Business German, Philosophical Texts, etc.
- Senior Colloquium 2000: German Verse, including Faust (class project: digital film version of Goethe's drama)
- Seminars on Special Topics: Existential Literature, Vienna at the Turn of the Century
- Seminars on Authors: W. G. Sebald and Günter Grass, Frisch and Dürrenmatt, Heinrich von Kleist
- First Year writing seminars (English Composition)
- Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation
Scholarly and Other Interests
Literary Relations between Germany and Britain:
Euphorion articles in collaboration with T.H. Pickett on Bettina von Arnim's self-translation into English, Sarah Austin's relationship with Prince Pueckler-Muskau ... interest in German versions of Shakespeare.
This remarkable contemporary writer (Susan Sontag has called his work "sublime . . . unlike anything you've ever read") is the subject of a book written for the University of South Carolina Press. Sebald was a professor of German who lived in England for 30 years. He started writing in his mid-40s. Try his novels Vertigo,The Rings of Saturn, or the more recent Austerlitz. Read my books, Understanding W. G. Sebald (USC Press, 2003), which was selected as a Choice 2003 Outstanding Academic Title, and W. G. Sebald: History - Memory - Trauma (de Gruyter, 2006), which I co-edited with Scott Denham. See also articles on Sebald in the journals Style and Philosophy and Literature as well as numerous reviews of books on Sebald.
The study of flags and their history, especially the flags of Tannu Tuva.
Seminal Aritistic and Cultural Innovations of the Sixties
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
Sergeant Pepper and its aftermath
Brian Wilson's collaboration with Van Dyke Parks
New South satire in the early novels of Walker Percy