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Dr. Henrik S Wilberg
Division of the Humanities, University of Minnesota-Morris

Dr. Henrik Wilberg

Dr. Henrik Wilberg, a native Norwegian, has been an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Minnesota-Morris since 2016 after he completed his Ph.D. in German Literature and Critical Thought from Northwestern University. Dr. Wilberg contributes to UMM and to the German Studies program, in particular, through his expert teaching of language, literature and culture courses that demonstrate the broad scope of his intellectual inquiry.

His research is predominantly focuses on German literature and philosophy around 1800, early 20th-century German thought, critical theory; political theology; and psychoanalytic theory and practice. Since the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Wilberg has been working on a monograph called "An-archaeologies of Language" and has published two articles: “Translation as Subversion. Ludwig Tieck’s Don Quixote and the Poetic Logic of Jena Romanticism.” Monatshefte, 108.1 (Spring 2016): 42-68.; and “The Forestial Interior. The Dislocation of Language in Walter Benjamin’s Early Writings.” The Germanic Review, 91.2 (2016): 147-170.

In addition to the articles, Dr. Wilberg has published three book chapters, and has delivered two invited lectures at Rutgers and Brown University. He was awarded Imagine Fund grants in 2017 and 2018.