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Michael M. Morton, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Germanic Languages and Literature

Contact Info:
Office Location:  116E Old Chemistry
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3169
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.University of Virginia1981
M.A.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1977
B.A.Stanford University1971
A.B.Stanford University1971

18th Century Literature
Critical Theory
Literary History & Criticism
Research Interests: Philosophy & Literature, Intellectual History

Europe Central Europe Germany Philosophy Literature Intellectual History

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Morton, MM, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), in Encyclopedia of Europe: 1789-1914 (2005)
  2. Morton, MM, Lessing’s and Herder’s Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet: A Critical Analysis of the Arguments, Lessing Yearbook, vol. 35 (2003), pp. 137-68
  3. Morton, MM, Narrative and Consciousness in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der goldene Topf, in Die Goethezeit: Werke-Wirkung-Wechselbeziehungen; Eine Festschrift für Wilfried Malsch, edited by High, JL (2001), pp. 231-58, Göttingen: Verlag von Schwerin
  4. Morton, MM, Contemporary Theory and the German Tradition: Some Stages in the Emergence of Critical Realism, in Politics in German Literature: Essays in Memory of Frank G. Ryder, edited by Bjorklund, B; Cory, ME (1998), pp. 195-215, Columbia: Camden House
  5. Morton, MM, Critical Realism and the ’Critique of the Concept’, Herder Yearbook, vol. 4 (1998), pp. 177-89