Seth Berk

Lecturer of German


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:2114 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd
Ames IA


Seth Berk (Ph.D., University of Washington) is Lecturer of German at the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. Dr. Berk was awarded a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen as part of the Teach@ Tübingen excellence initiative, and he has also taught language and literature courses at the University of Pittsburgh and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universiät in Münster (where he also served on the editorial board of the open-access journal Textpraxis). Seth has published articles regarding the works of Franz Kafka, Uwe Timm, Luise Gottsched, and Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Saxony, and his current research interests include gender studies, the Enlightenment and German Idealism, Romanticism, Expressionism, post-war literature and critical theory, and contemporary German cultural productions. Dr. Berk currently teaches beginning and upper-level courses in German at ISU.