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Lucas Riddle


Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago, 2021​
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011

Teaching and Research Interests

Lucas Riddle’s research and teaching focus on contemporary German literature and cinema, with interests in transcultural fiction, film, humor, pop culture, subcultures, and language education. In addition to extensive experience teaching at various institutions, he is also well-versed in the field of translation.​


“Reclaiming Heimat: Uprooting National Socialism in Anna Seghers’s ‘Das Ende’,” Seminar: a Journal of Germanic Studies (Toronto), vol. 59, no. 2, 2023, pp. 159–74

“Constructing an ‘Inside’: Transcultural Laughter Communities in Fatma Aydemir’s Ellbogen (2017) and Olga Grjasnowa’s Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (2012),” Germany from the Outside: Rethinking German Cultural History in an Age of Displacement, ed​. Laurie Johnson. Bloomsbury, 2022, pp. 261–279.​

Other Accomplishments

​Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bowdoin College (2021-22)
Notre Dame Berlin Seminar Fellowship: German Literary Institutions (2018)​​