Gustafson, Susan E(lizabeth) 1959-

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GUSTAFSON, Susan E(lizabeth) 1959-

PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1959, in Albany, GA; married Gary P. Gustafson, May, 1980. Education: Attended University of Minnesota—Duluth, 1977-80; University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1981; attended University of California—Davis, 1981-82; Stanford University, M.A., 1982, Ph. D., 1987; attended University of Bonn, 1983-84. Hobbies and other interests: Bicycling, movies.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, La Himore 402, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Charles Taft postdoctoral fellow, 1986-87; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, assistant professor, 1987-94, associate professor of German and comparative literature and women's studies, 1994—. Susan B. Anthony Research Institute, associate, 1988—; lecturer at colleges and universities, including Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, University of Texas—Austin, and University of Delaware.

MEMBER: International Comparative Literature Association, Goethe Society of North America, Modern Language Association of America, American Comparative Literature Association, German Studies Association, Women in German, Lessing Society, ECS.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright fellow, 1983-84; Alexander von Humboldt research fellow in Bonn, Germany, 1991-92; shared Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship, 1992; grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1995.


(With Jonathan B. Conant) Beginning German, Volumes I-II, University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1982.

Absent Mothers and Orphaned Fathers: Narcissism and Abjection in Lessing's Aesthetic and Dramatic Production, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1995.

Men Desiring Men: The Poetry of Same-sex Identity and Desire in German Classicism, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Images, Bodies, and Texts in the Eighteenth Century, edited by Dorothea von Muecke and Veronica Kelly, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1994; and Outing Goethe and His Age, edited by Alice Kuzniar, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1996. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals in the United States and Germany, including Poetics Today, PMLA, Seminar: Journal of Germanic Studies, and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on contemporary best-sellers by women authors in Germany.