Arlene A Teraoka

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: German Studies and Humanities, Stanford University, 1983.


  • 20th-century German literature
  • German intellectual history
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs: College of Liberal Arts , 2005 - 2008
  • Chair: Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch , 2000 - 2005
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "A Faustian 'Versprechen': Duerrenmatt, Staiger, and Late Goethe." Monatshefte (2012):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. “‘God, How Idyllic’: The German Countryside and the Abject of Enlightenment in Doris Gercke’s Weinschroeter, du musst haengen (1987).” Co-authored with Alison Guenther-Pal. Women in German Yearbook (2011)
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "1977, October: Intellectuals and the Failed Revolution." A New History of German Literature (2004):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "Democratization of the Profession: Women and Minorities in German, 1971-2000." German Studies in the United States (2003):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "Detecting Ethnicity: Jakob Arjouni and the Case of the Missing German Detective Novel." The German Quarterly (1999):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "Multiculturalism and the Study of German Literature." A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (1997):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. East, West, and Others: The Third World in Postwar German Literature. U Nebraska P, 1996.
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "Terrorism and the Essay: The Case of Ulrike Meinhof." The Politics of the Essay: Feminist Perspectives (1993):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "'Gastarbeiterliteratur': The Other Speaks Back." The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse (1990):
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. The Silence of Entropy or Universal Discourse: The Postmodernist Poetics of Heiner Mueller. Peter Lang, 1985.
  • Teraoka, Arlene A. "Submerged Symmetry and Surface Chaos: The Structure of Goethe's Goetz von Berlichingen." Goethe Yearbook (1984)
  • DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies, 1999