Robert C. Conard
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Prof. Conard has been at UD since 1967. He has received numerous research grants from the University and from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1994 he received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the College of A&S, in 1995 the Teaching Excellence Award of the Southern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE), and in 1995 the University Alumni Award for Outstanding Scholarship. In 1996 he was chosen one of the editors of the Collected Works of Heinrich Böll, the 1972 Nobel Laureate for Literature. Dr. Conard's main academic interest is 20th century and contemporary German literature and culture.
The Faculty Perspective
The accomplishment of which I am most proud is the establishment in 1983 of the Departmental Study Abroad Program in Marburg, Germany. I am still director of this program, which continues to send students abroad to immerse them in the language and culture of Germany, to further their educational experience, and to offer them a view of the world from a European perspective.
- German contemporary culture, taught in Marburg, Germany
- Ph.D. in German, University of Cincinnati, 1967
- M.A. in German, University of Cincinnati, 1964
- B.B.A. in Acounting, University of Cincinnati, 1956
- German literature
- German history
- German culture
Selected Publications and Presentations
Completion of the 27 volume edition of Heinrich Böll, Collected Works (in German) one of seven editors, Kiepenheuer & Witsch: Cologne, 2002-2010.
Translation of Uwe Timm's "The Coat" (Der Mantel), The Antioch Review, summer, 2009.
Translation of Uwe Timm's "As the Wall Came Tumbling Down" (Eine Wendegeschichte), The Antioch Review, summer, 2010.
Reviews of five books on German literature for Choice, the journal of the American Library Association.
In addition, Dr. Conard has written more than thirty articles on German literature and over one hundred book reviews.
More than seventy presentations on German literature and culture.