R.J. Bergmann

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Research Interests: nineteenth-century German art song; text-setting and musico-poetic relations; philosophy of art; Thomas Mann; ancient and modern lyric

Periods/Fields: nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, music and philosophy

Reading Languages: German, Latin, French, Ancient Greek, Spanish, Anglo-Saxon

R.J. Bergmann joined Princeton's Department of Comparative Literature in order to study the history and philosophy of text-setting in nineteenth-century Germany and Austria, with special attention to the rise of the Lied form in the early nineteenth century. R.J. is also interested in the novels of Thomas Mann and holds a B. A. in English from Harvard University.


Teaching Experience:

COM 432/GER 432: Thomas Mann and His World (Instructor, via the Collaborative Teaching Initiative with Prof. Michael Wood, Spring 2017)

COM 300: Junior Seminar (Assistant Instructor, with Prof. Eileen Reeves, Fall 2016)

COM 415: Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, and the Tasks of Literature (Assistant Instructor, with Prof. Caryl Emerson, Spring 2016)

Departmental Service:

Organizer, Writing and Dissertation Colloquium (COM 536) (2016-17)

Co-Organizer, Annual Princeton Comparative Literature Conference: Aesthetic Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration, and the Arts (September 9-10, 2016)

Social Chair (2015-17)

Graduate Liaison (2015-16)

Research and Publication Assistant to Professor Wendy Belcher (2015-16)

Supervisor, Undergraduate Writing Workshop (Spring 2015)

Fellowships: Princeton's Philip G. Terrie '39 Fellowship (2014-15)

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