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Professor and Chair
German and Russian
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:proverbs, folklore, German language, Middle Ages
Biography:Mieder is an internationally recognized scholar of proverbs and his written 50 books on the subject. His expertise extends to German and international folklore, the history of the German Language and the Middle Ages. . Since 1984 he has been the editor of "Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship." He has written several books on German literary matters, fairy tales and folk songs. Among his publications are "Proverbs Are Never Out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the Modern Age." He has been guest professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany and at Berkeley.