Duke University German

    Jakob Norberg
  • Jakob Norberg

  • Assistant Professor
  • Germanic Languages & Literature
  • 116H Old Chemistry
  • Phone: (919) 660-3161
  • Office Hours: Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm
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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Princeton University,
      • 2008
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor,
      • Duke University,
      • September, 2012
      • Course Development Grant,
      • Thompson Writing Center, Duke University,
      • September 2010-May 2011
      • Humanities Writ Large: Emerging Humanities Network Award,
      • Mellon Foundation,
      • December 2011
      • Faculty Fellow,
      • Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University,
      • August, 2010
      • Research Award,
      • Duke University Online Discourse Project,
      • August, 2010
      • Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse Stipend,
      • Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Stockholm Sweden,
      • June 2010
  • Recent Publications

      • J Norberg.
      • "Late Socialism as a Narrative Problem: Christoph Hein and the Limits of the Novella."
      • German Studies Review
      • 38
      • .1
      • (2015)
      • :
      • 63-82.
      • [web]
      • J Norberg.
      • "The Cliché as Critique and Complaint."
      • University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
      • (2014)
      • :
      • 1-10.
      • [web]
      Publication Description

      The cliché is a peripheral term in our critical vocabulary. Reviewers, critics, and editors speak of clichés, but dictionaries of critical terms rarely provide entries on the word. This paper asks whether pointing out clichés represents a form of critique or whether it is just quibbling, and how we draw the line between scrutiny and pedantry.

      • J Norberg.
      • Sociability and Its Enemies: German Political Theory After 1945.
      • Northwestern University Press,
      • 2014.
      • [web]
      • "Concepts, Political."
      • The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought.
      • Ed. Michael Gibbons.
      • 2014.
      • J Norberg.
      • "The banality of narrative: Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem."
      • TEXTUAL PRACTICE
      • 27
      • .5
      • (2013)
      • :
      • 743-761.
      • [web]
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  • Teaching

    • GERMAN 262.01
      • FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS TO DISNEY
      • Friedl Bdg 107
      • WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    • GERMAN 435S.01
      • GERMAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY
      • Friedl Bdg 216
      • WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Durer
  • Holocaust Mem
  • Giants of German Literature
  • Kafka
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