Christian Schuetz

Christian Schuetz

PhD student in German & Comparative Literature
University of Bayreuth, BA
Fu Jen Catholic University, MA
WashU, MA
research interests:
  • 20th- and 21st-Century German and American Literature and Culture
  • LGBTQ+ Literature
  • Narrative Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Psychoanalysis
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    • Washington University
    • MSC 1104-1146-319
    • One Brookings Dr.
    • St. Louis, MO 63130
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    Chrise's research focuses on 20th and 21st century German and American literature, film, and theater, as well as intellectual history.

    Chrise is particularly interested in how texts in diverse media address trauma and the legacy of violence. He is exploring representations of shame and processes of resistance within the complex political and cultural circumstances of advanced capitalism. Furthermore, he is interested in the cultural transfer between Germany and the United States with an emphasis on the reception, adaptation, transformation, and intellectual history of Marxist ideas in America. In his free time, Chrise enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling, among other less pastoral diversions.


    Winner of the 2022 Austrian Studies Association Graduate Student Essay Prize

    Center for the Humanities Reading Group "Comparative Readings of LGTBQ+ Literature in German" (convener, 2021-present) 

    Center for the Humanities Holocaust Memorial Lecture Committee (student representative, 2022-present)

    Graduate Student Senate (senator, 2022-present)