Prof. Dr.

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher

Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences abroad since 2014

  • Indiana University Bloomington


Research Areas:

  • Linguistics and Literature
  • American studies
  • History of science



Selected Memberships:

  • Authors Guild
  • Modern Language Association of America
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Selected Prizes:

  • Provost Professorship, Indiana University
  • The James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students, Indiana University
  • Editor’s Choice, New York Times Book Review for Louis Agassiz
  • American Studies Network Prize for The Poetics of Natural History
  • The Katherine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab Exhibition Award of the American Liberary Association
  • Fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities

Selected Publications:

  • Irmscher, Christoph (2013) Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science.; Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (434 Seiten).
  • Irmscher, Christoph (2009) Public Poet, Private Man: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at 200.; Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press (227 Seiten).
  • Irmscher, Christoph (2006) Longfellow Redux.; Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press (350 Seiten).
  • Irmscher, Christoph (Hrsg.) (1999) John James Audubon, Writings and Drawings.; New York: Library of America (227 Seiten).
  • Irmscher, Christoph (1999) The Poetics of Natural History. From John Bartram to William James.; New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press (354 Seiten).