John D. Pizer | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

John  D.  Pizer 

Professor of German 

Ph.D. University of Washington, 1985 

Phone: 225-578-5172


Office: 314 Hodges Hall


Area of Interest

18th-21st Century German Literature and Thought, Comparative Literature, Theory and Practice of World Literature

Recent Teaching

Introduction to Modern World Literature, Teaching World Literature, The German Fairy Tale, Survey of 18th Century German Literature, Contemporary Multicultural German literature

Awards & Honors

Distinguished Professor Award (2002); Fulbright German Studies Seminar Fellowship (2005)

Selected Book Publications

Toward a Theory of Radical Origin: Essays on Modern German Thought (University of Nebraska Press, 1995);
Ego-Alter Ego: Double and/as Other in the Age of German Poetic Realism (University of North Carolina Press, 1998);
The Idea of World Literature: History and Pedagogical Practice (LSU Press, 2006);

Imagining the Age of Goethe in German Literature, 1970-2010 (Camden House, 2011).