Wesleyan portrait of Martin  Baeumel

Martin Baeumel

Assistant Professor of German Studies

Fisk Hall, 402


MA University of Alabama
MA Ludwig Maximilians University
PHD University of Chicago

Martin Baeumel

Martin Baeumel is interested in seventeenth through nineteenth-century literature, aesthetics, and history. He is investigating the evolution of certain social functions that art, especially literature, was intended to fulfill. His main focus is on German-speaking poetry, a genre that not only flourished during the eighteenth century, but also had tremendous influence on notions of subjectivity, experience, and literary form in modernity. He has published articles on eighteenth century nature poetry, travel writing, and aesthetic philosophy, and is finalizing a book-length study of the emergence of lyric poetry, tentatively titled Poesie an der Grenze. Emergenz der Lyrik 1680-1750.

Martin studied German and History at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität in Munich, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. He received his Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Texas in Austin before joining Wesleyan University.

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Friday, 12:30-1:30 pm


Fall 2022
CHUM 369 - 01
Observing Humans