Franz R. Kempf
Professor of German
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, German Studies, Literature
Biography:Professor Kempf is the author of Poetry, Painting, Park: Goethe and Claude Lorrain (2019); Everyone’s Darling: Kafka and the Critics of His Short Fiction (1994); Albrecht von Hallers Ruhm als Dichter: Eine Rezeptionsgeschicht (1986); and Deutsche Gegenwart (1985, with Robert E. Helbling). His publications also include book reviews for several scholarly journals as well as articles and papers on Goethe, Fontane, Kafka, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, von Haller, Wieland, and language pedagogy. He is on the editorial advisory board of Die Unterrichtspraxis and Colloquia Germanica.
MA, German, MA, Russian, University of Utah; PhD, Harvard University. At Bard since 1985.