Greg Hedin

Greg Hedin joined the Department in 2008 after receiving his BA from Amherst College and then studying one year at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen through a Fulbright Fellowship. His dissertation on the works of Grimmelshausen and Jean Paul demonstrates continuity in ways of telling life stories from the early modern period to the late 18th- and early 19th centuries. Topics on which he has presented include the origins of narratology in Günther Müller and Käte Hamburger, it-narratives in Grimmelshausen and the concept of literary “Stoff” in the 18th century. At the University of Chicago, he has taught the introductory language sequence, as well as courses on terrorism in post-war German cinema and the image of America in German socialist drama.