Dr. Catherine Grimm

Dr. Catherine Grimm


1998 - Ph.D. - Northwestern University, German Literature and Critical Thought

Dissertation: Der Mensch -- Metapher: Temporality, Identity, and the Concept of Language in the Works of Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis). (1998)
Committee: Géza von Molnár and Peter Fenves (chairs), Helmut Müller-Sievers

1992 - M.A. - University of Massachusetts, Comparative Literature

1988 - B.A. - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, English

1984-1987 - Three years of undergraduate study at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

Teaching and Research Interests

  • German Romanticism
  • 19th century German literature and culture
  • German film
  • German women’s writing
  • European Fairy Tales
  • European Romanticism
  • American Transcendentalism

Courses Taught at Miami

  • GER 101: Beginning German
  • GER 102: Beginning German
  • GER 111: Review of Basic German
  • GER 231: Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
  • GER 301: German Language Through the Media

 Membership in Professional Associations

  • AATG (American Association of the Teachers of German)


  • English (near native)
  • French (working knowledge)
  • German (native)