Dr. Edward Potter


Edward Potter is Associate Professor of German. He received his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, M.A. from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also studied for a year at the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. His teaching interests include all areas of German language, literature, and culture. His research interests include eighteenth-century literature and culture, German drama, marriage and gender in literature, as well as hypochondria, illness and medicine in literature. Dr. Potter is the author of Marriage, Gender and Desire in Early Enlightenment German Comedy (Camden House, 2012). He has published articles on writers such as J. W. von Goethe, J. M. R. Lenz, Th. J. Quistorp, and J. E. Schlegel, among others, in journals such as The German Quarterly, Seminar, German Life and Letters, Lumen, and the Goethe Yearbook. Dr. Potter is currently working on a series of articles on hypochondria in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature.