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Daniel P Reynolds

Dan Reynolds
Associate Professor

Book Project: Postcards from Auschwitz: Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance. Supported by an NEH Summer Stipend for 2013. 

Selected Publications: 

  • “Consumers or Witnesses? Holocaust Tourism and the Problem of Authenticity.” Forthcoming 2015.
  • “Tourism, the Holocaust, and the Humanities.” International Journal of the Humanities 9.3 (November 2011) 157-165.
  • “The Documentary Critique in Recent German Postcolonial Literature,” German Studies Review 31.2 (May 2008) 241-260. 
  • “Blinded by the Enlightenment. Günter Grass in Calcutta.” Daniel Reynolds. German Life and Letters 56.3 (July 2003) 244-260.
  •  “A Portrait of Misreading. Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser.” Daniel Reynolds. Seminar 39.3 (September 2003) 238-257.

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • "“Holocaust Tourists: Consumers or Producers”. TC2013 - Touring Consumption conference, Karlshochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 24-25, 2013. http://www.tc2013.org.
  • “Warehousing Memory?: Jens Sparschuh’s Im Kasten and the Geography of Memory in Berlin.” RMMLA, Vancouver, Washington, October  10-12, 2013.
  • “Tourism and the Holocaust: A New Agenda for the Humanities.” New Directions in the Humanities Conference, Granada, Spain, June 8-11, 2011.
  • "Holocaust Tourism in Berlin." Presented at the RMMLA in Scottsdale, October 6, 2011.
  • "Seeing Auschwitz: The Tourist as Witness." Presented at the 9th Annual Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Granada, Spain, June 2011.
  • "Visualizing the Holocaust: Tourism to Auschwitz."Presented at the RMMLA in Reno, October 2008.
  • "Germany's Colonial Past in Recent Fiction." Presented at the RMMLA in Tucson, October 2006.
  • "The Author Strikes Back. Bodo Kirchhof's Schundroman and Martin Walser's Tod eines Kritikers." Presented at the RMMLA in Missoula, October 2003.
  • "Dislocated Text: Günter Grass's Encounter with German Literature in India." Presented at German Studies Association Convention in Washington, D.C., October 2001.
  • "Sleeping with the Enemy." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Vancouver, October 2001.
  • "The Literary Wall." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Boise, October 2000.
  • "Having it Both Ways? The Essay as Metafiction in Post-Reunification German." Presented at the International Association of Philosophy and Literature Convention in Stony Brook, May 2000.
  • "German Nationhood and the Literary Wall." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Santa Fe, October 1999.

Book Reviews:

  • Uerlings, Herbert, and Iulia-Karin Patrut,  eds. Postkolonialismus und Kanon. The German Quarterly, 85:4 (2012) 499-500.
  • “The Semblance of Materiality: Review of Brigitte Peucker, The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film (Cultural Memory of the Present)" Other Voices 4.1 (March 2010). (http://www.othervoices.org/4.1/dreynolds/index.php)
  • Benseler, David et al., eds. Teaching German in Twentieth Century America.; Monatshefte Occasional Volume 15. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001. 294 p. The Rocky Mountain Review, vol. 56.1 (Spring 2002) 123-124.
  • Albrecht, Terence. Rezeption und Zeitlichkeit des Werkes Christoph Heins. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2000. German Studies Review. May 2001.
  • Neaman, Elliot Y. A Dubious Past. Ernst Jnger and the Politics of Literature after Nazism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. The Rocky Mountain Review. Spring 2001.
  • Neuhaus, Volker. Schreiben gegen die verstreichende Zeit. Zu Leben und Werk von Günter Grass. München: Deutsche Taschenbuch Verlag, 1997. German Studies Review 23:1 (2000) 198-199.


Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3097


(641) 269-4985

High School: 

Fort Hunt HS (Alexandria, VA); Brussels American HS (Brussels, Belgium)


Georgetown University

College Graduation Year: 


Off-Campus Study: 

Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Personal Interests: 

Travel, pets, food, fiction

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On-Campus Address: 

231B Alumni Recitation Hall
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Office Hours: 

Mondays and Tuesdays 9-11, and by appointment.

Education / Degrees: 

Ph.D., Harvard University 1996 B.S., Georgetown University 1986 Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, 1983-1985

Primary Academic Interest: 

and Contemporary Literature

Other Academic Interests: 

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Intersections of History and Fiction Modernist and Postmodernist Literature and Culture German Colonialism German Cinema