Paul Gebhardt joined Kenyon's faculty in the fall of 2002. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence with a dissertation on the poetry of Paul Celan. He holds the equivalent of a M.A. degree (Staatsexamen) both in Mathematics and German from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany. His field of specialization is twentieth-century German poetry, and his research interests include problems of figurative language and literary theory. Gebhardt has presented papers at several American universities and at major conferences, among them Yale University, Columbia University, the 20th Century Literature Conference at the University of Louisville, and the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington. Recently, he started developing a book project on theoretical aspects of German drama from the Sturm und Drang period to the present. The working title of this project, which grew out of a class he taught at Kenyon, is "(Im)Possibilities of Acting."
Twentieth-century German literature, literary theory, German poetry
2001 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ Kansas
1995 — Master of Arts from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat
1987 — Bachelor of Arts from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat