Selected Publications

2014
Grünbeins "antike Dispositionen"”. Ddr-Literatur. Eine Archivexpedition. Ed. Ulrich Bülow Sabine von and Wolf. Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag, 2014. 293-309 . Print.Abstract
The essay explores Durs Grünbein's critique of imperialism, with special focus on his translation of Catullus Carmen 4 and the title poem of his volume Koloss im Nebel. Using materials from the German Literary Archive in Marbach (two manuscript pages from the Grünbein deposits there are reproduced), the essay shows how the poet's recent work engages with this theme in classical antiquity. Expanding the range more broadly, the essay also considers Grünbein's writings oin and translations of Seneca, as well as his essay on Hermann Broch's Der Tod des Vergil. By pulling together history, geography, and Grünbein's personal experience in the German Democratic Republic, the essay aims to create a more nuanced picture of Grünbein's engagement with imperialism.
2012
The Cambridge Introduction to German Poetry
Ryan, Judith. The Cambridge Introduction To German Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Print.
Ryan, Judith. “"mallarmé Und Die Mardistes: Meister Und Schüler In Einer Säkularen Zeit"”. Meister Und Schüler In Geschichte Und Gegenwart: Von Religionen Der Antike Bis Zur Modernen Esoterik", Ed. Almut-Barbara Renger. V&R unipress, 2012. 319-335. Print. meister-schuler_beitrag.pdf
Ryan, Judith. “"'du, Der Ichs Nicht Sage..': Lyrisches Und Sachliches Sagen In Rilkes Gedichten 1906-1911"”. Blätter Der Rilke-Gesellschaft 31 (2012): 189-200. Print. du_der_ichs_nicht_sage.pdf
Ryan, Judith. “"sebald's Encounters With French Narrative"”. From Kafka To Sebald: Modernism And Narrative Form, Ed. Sabine Wilke. New York: Continuum, 2012. 123-142. Print. sebald_and_french_narrative.pdf
The Novel After Theory
Ryan, Judith. The Novel After Theory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Print.
2010
Ryan, Judith. ““‘Ägyptische Erinnerungen’ : Zur Frage Des Fragmentarischen In Rilkes Später Lyrik"”. Nach Duino: Studien Zu Rainer Maria Rilkes Späten Gedichten. Ed. Karen Leeder & Robert Vilain. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010. 179-193. Print. j_ryan_agyptische_erinnerungen.pdf
2009
Ryan, Judith. ““ ‘Pfeile Mit Widerhaken’: On The Aphorisms In Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften And Wanderjahre””. Goethe Yearbook: Publications Of The Goethe Society Of North America 16 (2009): 1-10. Print. judith_ryan_pfeile_mit_widerhaken.pdf
Ryan, Judith. “"lines Of Flight: History And Territory In The Rings Of Saturn””. W.g. Sebald: Schreiben Ex Patria/expatriate Writing. Ed. Gerhard Fischer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 45-60. Print. jr_lines_of_flight_rodopi.pdf
2007
Ryan, Judith. ““The Long German Poem In The Long Twentieth Century””. German Life And Letters 60.3 (2007): 348-364. Print.
Ryan, Judith. ““Fulgurations: Sebald And Surrealism””. The Germanic Review 82.3 (2007): 227-249. Print.
Ryan, Judith. ““‘Spurlose Frühe’: Durs Grünbeins Vom Schnee Und Das Problem Der Wende””. Weiterschreiben: Zur Ddr-Literatur Nach Dem Ende Der Ddr. Ed. Holger Helbig. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 2007. 163-181. Print.
2005
Ryan, Judith. ““Kolonialismus In W.g. Sebalds Roman Austerlitz””. (Post-)Kolonialismus Und Deutsche Literatur: Impulse Der Angloamerikanischen Literatur- Und Kulturtheorie. Ed. Axel Dunker. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2005. 267-282. Print. sebald_kolonialismus.pdf
2004
A New History of German Literature
Wellbery, David, and Judith Ryan. A New History Of German Literature. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2004, 2004. Print.
2002
Ryan, Judith. ““Broch’S Esch: Theory Of Colonialism And The German Colonial Aftermath””. Hermann Broch: Visionary In Exile . Ed. Paul Michael Lützeler. South Carolina: Camden House, 2002. 125-132. Print.
2001
Ryan, Judith. ““Das Motiv Der Schädelnähte Bei Durs Grünbein” ”. Schreiben Nach Der Wende: Ein Jahrzehnt Deutscher Literatur 1989-1999. Ed. Gerhard Fischer & David Roberts. Tübingen: Stauffenberg Verlag, 2001. 301-315. Print.
2000
Ryan, Judith. ““ ‘Ich Fühle Luft Von Anderem Planeten’: Schoenberg Reads George””. Music Of My Future: The Schoenberg Quartets And Trio. Ed. Reinhold Brinkmann & Christoph Wolff. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Music Department, 2000. 81-93. Print. jr_schoenberg_und_george.pdf
1999
Rilke, Modernism and Poetic Tradition
Ryan, Judith. Rilke, Modernism And Poetic Tradition. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Print.
1991
The Vanishing Subject: Early Psychology and Literary Modernism
Ryan, Judith. The Vanishing Subject: Early Psychology And Literary Modernism. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1991. Print.
1983
Ryan, Judith. The Uncompleted Past: Postwar German Novels And The Third Reich . Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1983. Print.