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Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:Eastern Europe; Goethe; German romanticism; intellectual movements; German film
Biography:Mahoney is director of UVM's European Area Studies Program. His expertise is in literature of the Age of Goethe, German Romanticism, German intellectual movements, and German film. His work earned him a guest professorship at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He is author of numerous articles on Goethe, Novalis, Schiller, and others. His book on the "Roman der Goethezeit" and his two books on German Romantic writer Novalis (one written in German and the other in English) brought him national and international recognition. Mahoney's book on the Critical Reception of Novalis' Novel "Heinrich von Ofterdingen" is a model for literary reception theory, and was named one of Choice magazine's "Outstanding Academic Books for 1995." He is UVM coordinator for the Junior Year Abroad Program in Augsburg, Germany. In 2001, he was awarded UVM's Kroepsh-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching.