Faculty/Staff Profile

Martin P. Sheehan, M.A, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of German

Highest Degree University: University of Virginia
PO Box: 5061
(931) 372-3777

 

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Originally from South Carolina and educated in Virginia, I am enjoying my work with Tech students. 

 

 Research interests:

  • German literature
  • German drama, comedy, tragedy
  • photography (theory and practice)
  • Digital Humanities
  • Expressionism (film and poetry)
  • fin de siècle culture (Germany and Austria)
  • translation

 

Recent publications:

 

“The Comic Frustration of the Comedic in Hauptmann’s Der Biberpelz.” Seminar 48.2 (2012):     200-17. Print

 

“The Spectacle of Resolution in Der Hofmeister,” Studia Neophilologica. 83:1 (2011): 81-93.       Print.

 

 Sheehan, Martin and Raphaela Tkotzyk. Deutsch Interaktiv, Einführung. Digital Lingua Press.     June 5, 2013. IBook file.

 

--, Deutsch Interaktiv, Thema 1. Digital Lingua Press. June 5, 2013. IBook file.

 

 --, Deutsch Interaktiv, Bausteine. Digital Lingua Press. June 5, 2013. IBook file.

 

Selected Translations

 

Stadler, Ernst. “Grape Harvest.” Trans. Martin Sheehan and William G. Wright. The          International Poetry Review, 38:1 (2012): 12-13. Print.

 

 ---,“Dusk in the City.” Trans. Martin Sheehan and William G. Wright. Tampa Review       (forthcoming)

 

  ---, “Twilight in the City.” Trans. Martin Sheehan and William G. Wright. Antioch Review, 70.4  (2012): 723. Print

 

 Trakl, Georg. “Decay.” Trans. Martin Sheehan and William G. Wright. Tampa Review, 42,           (2011): 43. Print.

 

Current Research Projects:

 

"Photographic Motifs and Their Function in Sternheim's Die Kassette", Article in progress.

 

"When the Sleeping Wake": The Poems of Ernst Stadler, A Bilingual German/English Edition, Volume of translations with William G. Wright.

 

"Kritisch Denken: Einführung in die deutsche Literatur", Literary anthology iBook in development. 

 

Recent courses taught:

- GERM 3200 Business German

- GERM 3010 Written Communication in German (restructured as hybrid/mixed class)

- GERM 3150 Intro to German Lit

- GERM 2520/3520 German Culture and Civilization

- GERM 1010/1020 Elementary German I & II

 

 

 

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