Wipplinger, Jonathan

Associate Professor
Ancient & Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures


  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • BA, History and German Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

  • German 360 - German for the Global World
  • German 415 - Topics in German Civilization: 20th Century Themes
  • German 647 - Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature

Teaching Interests

19th, 20th, and 21st Century German literature and culture; media; popular culture; Business German; German film; Expressionism

Research Interests

Modernism; the Weimar Republic; jazz in Germany; images of America and African Americans; the African Diaspora in Germany; Music; Media and Intermediality; Sound Studies; Translation

Other Activities

German Program Coordinator

Selected Publications

Wipplinger, J. O.(2013) Eccentric Modernism: Or, George Grosz’s Gramophone Goes Meschugge,”.Colloquium Germanica, 46(4), 366-388.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2013) Germany, 1923: Alain Locke, Claude McKay and the New Negro in Germany.Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora in Arts and Letters, 36(1), 106-124.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2012) Bridging the Great Divides: Cultural Difference and Transnationalism at Frankfurt’s Jazzklasse.Diedrich, M. I., & Heinrichs, J. (Eds). Berlin: From Black to Schwarz: Cultural Crossovers between African America and Germany.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2012) Performing Race in Ernst Krenek’s Jonny spielt auf.André, N. , Bryan, K. , & Saylor, E. (Eds). Blackness in Opera, 236-259. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2012) “Ich schnitt in seine Rinde so manches liebe Wort." Liebe zum Grammophon und grammophonische Liebe bei Thomas Mann.Thomas Mann. Neue kulturwissenschaftliche Lektüren, 139-148. Munich: Fink Verlag.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2011) The Racial Ruse: On Blackness and Blackface Comedy in fin-de-siècle Germany.The German Quarterly, 84(4), 457-476.
Wipplinger, J. O.(2007) The Aural Shock of Modernity: Weimar's Experience of Jazz.The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 82(4), 299-320.
Theodor, A. , & Wipplinger, J. O.(2005) Four Hands, Once Again.1-4. Cultural Critique.