Paul Reitter

Paul Reitter

Paul Reitter

Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; Director, Humanities Institute


326 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.
Columbus, OH

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  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Paul is the author of several books and many articles and essays. He recently collaborated with Jonathan Franzen and Daniel Kehlmann on a volume of Karl Kraus's writings, The Kraus Project; and Bambi's Jewish Roots, a volume of his own writings, will be published in 2015. Paul is currently working on a number of projects, including what will be the first complete English translation of Salomon Maimon's Lebensgeschichte and an anthology of sources having to do with the rise of the research university.

Select Publications
The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siècle Europe (University of Chicago Press, 2008).  
On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred (Princeton University Press, Spring/Summer 2012).
Bambi's Jewish Roots: Essays on German-Jewish Culture (Bloomsbury, 2015).


  • German-Jewish literature and culture
  • German modernism
  • Critical theory