Koelb, Clayton T.
KOELB, Clayton T.
KOELB, Clayton T. American, b. 1942. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, assistant professor to professor of German, 1969-81; visiting professor at US universities; University of North Carolina, Guy B. Johnson Professor of German and comparative lit, 1991-. Publications: Thomas Mann's "Goethe and Tolstoy": Notes and Sources, 1984; The Incredulous Reader: Literature and the Function of Disbelief, 1984; Inventions of Reading: Rhetoric and the Literary Imagination, 1988; Kafka'a Rhetoric: The Passion of Reading, 1989. EDITOR: (with V. Lokke) The Current in Criticism: Essays on the Present and Future of Literary Theory, 1987; (with S. Noakes) The Comparative Perspective on Literature: Approaches to Theory and Practice, 1988; Nietzsche as Postmodernist: Essays Pro and Contra, 1990; (and trans) T. Mann, Death in Venice (critical edition), 1994. Address: Department of Germanic Languages, 414 Dey Hall, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3160, U.S.A.