Faculty Profile

Christoph Weber

Title
Associate Professor
Department
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009.
Major: German
Degree Specialization: Modern German Literature
Dissertation Title: From Divine Punishment to Accidents of Nature: Natural Disasters in the 18th Century
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.
Major: German
Degree Specialization: Modern German Literature
BA, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1995.
Major: German and Fine Arts

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

GERM 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2024 Syllabus
GERM 4312.001, The Weimar Republic, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3052.001, German Literary Survey 1750 1918, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German II (Written Communication), Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4920.701, Cooperative Education in German, Spring 2023 Syllabus
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
WLLC 3410.001, German Popular Culture, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2022 Syllabus
GERM 4314.001, The Third Reich, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4352.001, German Travel Literature, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
GERM 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3052.001, German Literary Survey 1750 1918, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German II (Written Communication), Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 2050.002, Intermediate German, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German II (Written Communication), Spring 2020 Syllabus
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German I (Oral Communication), Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German II (Written Communication), Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 2040.003, Intermediate German, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.002, Special Problems, Fall 2018 SPOT
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 1020.004, Elementary German, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus
GERM 5900.003, Special Problems, Spring 2018 SPOT
GERM 1010.007, Elementary German, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 5900.005, Special Problems, Fall 2017 SPOT
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2016 Syllabus
GERM 5900.003, Special Problems, Spring 2016 SPOT
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2015
GERM 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2015
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GERM 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GERM 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GERM 4951.701, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2014
GERM 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2014
LANG 5900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2014
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2014 Syllabus
LANG 5900.004, Special Problems, Spring 2014
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GERM 3060.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Fall 2013 Syllabus
LANG 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2013
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GERM 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2013
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GERM 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2012
GERM 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2012
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GERM 4900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2011
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Fall 2011 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2011 Syllabus
GERM 3070.001, Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GERM 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2011
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GERM 3050.001, Topics in German Literature, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GERM 2050.001, Intermediate German, Spring 2010 Syllabus
GERM 4310.001, Topics in Advanced German Culture, Spring 2010 Syllabus
GERM 3040.001, Topics in German Culture, Spring 2010 Syllabus
GERM 2040.002, Intermediate German, Fall 2009
GERM 4350.001, Topics in Advanced German Literature, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Weber, C. D. (2018). Wenn das Unvorstellbare zurückschlägt – die Fortdauer frühneuzeitlicher Katastrophenmotive in Franz Hohlers Roman Der neue Berg. Akten des XIII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Shanghai 2015 - Germanistik zwischen Tradition und Innovation. 10, 251-255. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Weber, C. D. (2011). Naturkatastrophen als Faszinosum und moralische Herausforderung: Reaktionen deutschsprachiger Reisenden auf das Erdbeben in Sizilien und Kalabrien von 1783. Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010. 14, 323-328. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Book
Weber, C. D., Eidt, J. (2019). Goethe’s "Bildung": Dialog Between Tradition and Innovation. 178. New York, NY: Peter Lang. https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/68038
Weber, C. D. (2015). Vom Gottesgericht zur verhängnisvollen Natur: Darstellung und Bewältigung von Naturkatastrophen im 18. Jahrhundert. 36, 414. Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag. https://meiner.de/catalog/product/view/id/5303/s/vom-gottesgericht-zur-verhaengnisvollen-natur/category/1183/
Book Chapter
Weber, C. D., Jenkins, J. L. (2020). Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, The Natural History of Switzerland (1716)-Excerpts. Mountains and the German Mind: Translations from Gessner to Messner, 1541-2009. 49-75. Rochester, NY: Camden House. https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781640140479/mountains-and-the-german-mind/
Weber, C. D. (2019). The Allure of Danger: The Depiction of Nature’s Destructive Forces in Goethe’s Oeuvre. Goethe’s «Bildung»: Dialog Between Tradition and Innovation. 11-22. New York: Peter Lang. https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/68038
Weber, C. D. (2017). Sturm: Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ Gedicht: ‘Die auf ein starckes Ungewitter erfolgte Stille. Phänomene der Atmosphäre. Ein Kompendium literarischer Meteorolgie. 395-407. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783476044914
Weber, C. D. (2017). When Nature Strikes Back: The Inconvenient Apocalypse in Franz Hohler's Der neue Berg. German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene. Ed. by Caroline Schaumann and Heather Sullivan. 185-204. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-54222-9_11
Weber, C. D. (2015). Tableaux of Terror: The Staging of the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 as Cathartic Spectacle. Catastrophe and Catharsis: Narratives of Disaster and Redemption in German Culture and Beyond. 17-34. Rochester, NY: Camden House. https://boydellandbrewer.com/catastrophe-and-catharsis-hb.html
Weber, C. D. (2008). "Glück im Unglück: Reaktionen deutschsprachiger Autoren auf das Erdbeben von Lissabon am 1. November 1755." Das Erdbeben von Lissabon und der Katastrophendiskurs im 18. Jahrhundert. Hrsg. v. G. Lauer und Th. Unger.. Das Erdbeben von Lissabon und der Katastrophendiskurs im 18. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Wallstein.
Weber, C. D. (2007). "God's Wrath or Accidents of Nature? Conflicting Perspectives in the Representation of Natural Disasters in 18th Century Germany." Representing the Unimaginable: Narratives of Disaster. Eds. Angela Stock and Cornelia Stott.. Representing the Unimaginable: Narratives of Disaster. 43-53. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Weber, C. D. (2002). "Free Nature Today: On the Preservation of Nature in the Field of Aesthetics." Aesthetics and Aisthesis. Ed. Hans Adler.. Aesthetics”. Aesthetics and Aisthesis. New Perspectives and (Re)Discoveries. 59-70. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Book Review
Weber, C. D. (2021). Views of Violence: Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials ed. by Jörg Echternkamp and Stephan Jaeger. Other. 113(4), 724-727. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. http://mon.uwpress.org/content/113/4/724.full.pdf+html
Weber, C. D. (2019). Bodies and Ruins: Imagining the Bombing of Germany 1945 to the Present, by David F. Crew. (Ann Arbor 2017). 111(1), 160-163. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
Weber, C. D. (2015). Heights of Reflection. Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century edited by Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann (Rochester, 2012). 107(4), 669-671. University of Wisconsin Press.
Weber, C. D. (2014). Kultivierung der Katastrophe. Literarische Untergangsszenarien aus der Schweiz, Peter Utz. 106(1), 126-129.
Weber, C. D. (2013). Erhabenheit. Über ein großes Gefühl und seine Opfer (The Sublime. On a Grand Feeling and its Victims) written by Stefanie Voigt (Würzburg, 2011). 105(1), 133-135.
Weber, C. D. (2009). Representing the Unimaginable: Narratives of Disaster, eds. Angela Stock and Cornelia Stott.. 101(3), 403-405.
Weber, C. D. (2008). The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755: Representations and Reactions, eds. Theodore Braun and John B. Radner.. 100(1), 139-141.
Weber, C. D. (2006). The Aesthetics of Natural Environments, eds. Allen Carlson and Arnold Berleant.. 98(2), 284-286.
Journal Article
Weber, C. D. (2024). „Es geht schon los mit den Flüchtlingen. Wie fünfundvierzig.“ Der Fallout der nationalsozialistischen Vergangenheit in Gudrun Pausewangs Atomkatastrophenbuch Die Wolke (1987). Colloquia Germanica. Vol. 57(1), 3–28. Tübingen: Narr/Francke/Attempto-Verlag. https://mcl.as.uky.edu/colloquia-germanica
Weber, C. D. (2019). A Woman’s Petrified Gaze at the Dead — Uncovering the Troubled Ethics Behind an Iconic Image of Bombing War Against Nazi Germany. South Central Review. 36(3), 10-29. Johns Hopkins University Press. https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/south_central_review/
Weber, C. D. (2019). Luftkrieg und Legende: Hans Erich Nossacks literarische Sinnbewältigung der Bombardierung Hamburgs im Sommer 1943. Colloquia Germanica. 50(2), 157-183. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky / Francke Publishers.
Weber, C. D. (2019). ’A Blemish on the History of the Twentieth Century’? Legends and Fabrications Surrounding the Mass Cremations in the Wake of the Dresden Air Raids, February 1945. Oxford German Studies. 47(04), 486-504. London: Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association.
Weber, C. D. (2016). Deichbau und Selbstopfer: Der Katastrophendiskurs in Theodor Storms Der Schimmelreiter. Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte. 90(1), 109-133. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag. http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dvjs/editorial.htm
Weber, C. D. (2013). „Gottes lebendige Predigt": Katastrophendarstellung und -deutung in Jeremias Gotthelfs Die Wassernot im Emmental. Euphorion. 106(4), 415-437.
Weber, C. D. (2011). Die Katastrophe als ästhetisches Faszinosum: Das Erdbeben in Sizilien und Kalabrien von 1783 im Spiegel deutschsprachiger Reiseberichte. Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert. 36(1), 56-70.
Weber, C. D. (2010). Santiagos Untergang - Lissabons Schrecken: Heinrich von Kleists Erdbeben in Chili im Kontext des Katastrophendiskurses im 18. Jahrhundert.. 104(3), 317-336.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Weber, C. D., "Suhrkamp Fellowship," Sponsored by Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, International, $2400 Funded. (March 1, 2017March 31, 2017).
Grant - Research
Weber, C. D., "Small Grant from the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences," University of North Texas, $350 Funded. (June 19, 2019).
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