Sharon Weiner

Sharon Weiner
Lecturer in German
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Trauma literature and theory

  • Post-war Austrian literature

  • Clinical and literary approaches to questions of language, trauma, and silence


Ph.D., German Studies, University of Illinois in Chicago, 2017

M.S., Urban Planning and M.P.H. (Master’s in Public Health), Columbia University, 2008

B.S., Science, Technology and Society, Stanford University, 2004

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary German I & II (GER 1301 & 1302)

  • Intermediate German (GER 2310)

  • German Conversation and Composition (GER 3301)

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  • “Traumatic Dreams as Sites of Witness and Resistance in the Life and Work of Ingeborg Bachmann.” In Dreams and Atrocity: Reflections on Modern and Contemporary Trauma in Art, Literature and Visual Culture. Emily-Rose Baker and Diane Otosaka, eds. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming in 2022).


  • “The Beetle in Pain: Private Trauma in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina.” Journal of Austrian Studies 53.4 (Winter 2020): 1-25. 
    • Winner of the 2020 Max Kade Prize for Best Article in the Journal of Austrian Studies.

Full Resume

Curriculum Vitae