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Dr. Seth Knox
Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor, German
124 Goldsmith, 517-265-5161, x3915
sknox@adrian.edu

Education
PhD in Modern Languages (German, French, Swedish), Wayne State University
MA in Germanic Languages & Literatures (French minor), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS in Psychology and German, Adrian College

Specialist in Propagandistic, manipulative, and deceptive communication; Cognitive linguistics (gesture, metaphor, vocal affect)

Publications
Review of Meaning in the Media: Discourse, Controversy, and Debate, by Alan Durant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. The Linguist List (2012).

"Changing Minds: Theory of Mind and Propaganda in Egon Erwin Kisch's Asien gründlich verändert.” Theory of Mind and Literature. Eds., Paula Leverage et al. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2011. 247-58.

Review of Wie kommt man ans Ziel seiner Wünsche? Modelle des Glücks in Märchentexten, Brigitte Boothe, Ed. Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 24.2 (2010).

Review of Examining Argumentation in Context: Fifteen Studies on Strategic Maneuvering, Frans H. van Eemeren, Ed. Argumentation in Context 1. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009. The Linguist List (2010).

Review of The Shared Mind: Perspectives on Intersubjectivity, Jordan Zlatev, et al., Eds. Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 12. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008. The Linguist List (2009).

Entries: “Archetype,” “Bible/Bible Tales,” “Carl Gustav Jung,” “Franz Kafka,” and “Parable.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Review of Arachne und ihre Schwestern: Eine Motivgeschichte der Spinne von ‘Naturvolkermärchen’ bis zu den ‘Urban Legends’, by Bernd Rieken. Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 21.1 (2007).

Weimar Germany between Two Worlds: The American and Russian Travels of Kisch, Toller, Holitscher, Goldschmidt, and Rundt. Series Ed. Horst S. Daemmrich. Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 81. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

“A Political Tourist Visits the Future: Ernst Toller’s Russian and American Travels near the End of the Weimar Republic.” Cross-Cultural Travel: Papers from the Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium on Literature and Travel, National University of Ireland, Galway, November 2002. Ed. Jane Conroy. Travel Writing Across the Disciplines 7. New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 355-63.

Presentations
“Cross-Cultural Perception of Vocal Affect Bursts.” Faculty Research Grant Presentations, Adrian College, Adrian, MI, March 2012.

“Metaphor and Ideology.” Brown Bag Lecture Series, Adrian College, Adrian, MI, March 2010.

“Emasculation and Persuasion in Toller's Hinkemann.” Symposium on Cognition and the Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, February-March 2009.

“Changing Minds: Theory of Mind and Propaganda in Egon Erwin Kisch’s Asien gründlich verändert.” Theory of Mind and Literature Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, November 2007.

“The War on Terror: A Progress Report from 1932.” Second Annual Graduate Student Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, April 2004.

“A Political Tourist Visits the Future: Ernst Toller’s Russian and American Travels near the End of the Weimar Republic.” Modern Languages Research Symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway, Novemer 2002.

“Psychogeographical Considerations of Ernst Toller’s Quer Durch.” Dissertation Colloquium of the Department of German and Slavic Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, April 2002.

“No One Appreciates an Old-Fashioned, Cannibalistic Love Story Anymore: How to Read Konrad von Würzburg’s Herzmaere.” Graduate Forum in Modern Languages, Wayne State University, Detroit, February 2002.

“Building a Better Faust: Vischer’s Guide to Repairing the Classics.” Brown Bag Colloquium, Wayne State University, Detroit, February 2001.

Other Interests
Cognitive science, multiple linguistic subfields (pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, phonetics, etc.); international travel; Indian and Thai cooking; musical composition; psychology and neuroscience; computer science; learning new languages.


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