Frank and Roberta Furbush Scholar in German
Interim Director of the Center for the Humanities
Professor Byrd is a scholar of nineteenth-century German literature who writes and teaches on topics related to media studies, history of the book and periodicals, museum studies, and the environmental humanities. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History and German from the University of Georgia.
- Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture, New Studies in the Age of Goethe (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2017).
- “Family, Intercategorical Complexity, and Kleist’s Die Verlobung in St. Domingo,” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 92, no. 3 (2017): 223–244.
- “‘Epigraphs and the Journal Edition of Droste-Hülshoff’s Judenbuche,” Colloquia Germanica 49, no. 2–3 (2016): 179–202.
- “Cultural Legitimacy and Nicolas Mahler’s Autobiographical Comics,” in Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics: History, Pedagogy, Theory, ed. Lynn Marie Kutch (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016), 215–235.
- “Covering the Wound: Panorama Exhibitions and Handmade History,” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 51, no. 1 (2015): 10–27.
- “Der holzgerechte Jäger: Forester Fictions and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s Die Judenbuche,” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 89, no. 4 (2014): 345–364.
- “The Politics of Commemoration in Wien und die Wiener,” Journal of Austrian Studies 47, no. 1 (2014): 1–20.
- “Regarding the Cousin: Surveillance and Narration in Hoffmann’s Des Vetters Eckfenster,” German Studies Review 35, no. 2 (2012): 249–264.