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, September). 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. 60, 1-4.