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Benjamin K. Bennett

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
New Cabell Hall, Room 225
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Columbia University, Ph.D. 1975 extra muros
Oxford University (Oriel College), B.A. 1962, M.A. 1967
Columbia College, A.B. 1960 summa cum laude
AS-GERM Max Kade Professor for Spring 2017
Source: Max Kade Foundation
January 01, 2017 – June 30, 2017
EGMT 1540: Ethical Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
CPLT 3559: New Course in Comparative Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Comparative Literature.
GETR 3590: Course(s) in English
Credits: 3
Reading and discussion of German texts compared to texts from other literatures (all in English translation), with the aim of illuminating a central theoretical, historical, or social issue that transcends national boundaries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at:
CPLT 3590: Topics in Comparative Literature
Credits: 3
Changing topics with explore Comparative Literature topics, such as theory, genre, periods, or major authors with an international impact.
GERM 4600: Fourth-Year Seminar
Credits: 3
Literary analysis for advanced students. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 and other literature courses.
GERM 4995: Honors Research and Thesis
Credits: 6
Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member.
GERM 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
GERM 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

Keynote speaker at Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 2011

Maxwell Lecturer, Rutgers University, April 2002

Keynote speaker at the annual Dies Universitatis of the Friedrich-Schiller Universität in Jena, June 2001

Modern Language Association James Russell Lowell Prize, 1980, for Modern Drama and German Classicism

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1979-80

ACLS Fellowship, 1976-77