Gerhild Scholz Williams

Gerhild Scholz Williams

Barbara Schaps Thomas and David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities

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Williams has published widely on German and French literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period (1100-1700) specializing more recently in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She has been working in translation theory and practice, the early modern witch phenomenon, the early modern Volksbuch, the development of the novel. She has explored the impact and influence of newspapers and other early modern media on the production of novels


Faculty Achievement Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for Washington University’s annual Faculty Achievement Awards, known as the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. The Compton Award is given to a distinguished member of the faculty from one of the six Danforth Campus schools and the Cori Award to a faculty member from the School of Medicine.The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 15.

Man with two-second memory subject of scholarly debate

Following carbon monoxide poisoning from a furnace at his work place on May 31, 1926, Franz Breutel was unable to remember anything for more than about a second. An interdisciplinary panel will discuss this forgotten amnesic case study at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Wilson Hall, Room 214. The lecture, “Remembering Mr. B: The Man with a Two-Second Memory,” is sponsored by the WUSTL Center for Programs.