Prof Peter Pfeiffer, Visiting Scholar from Georgetown University, Washington DC

Peter was resident at Campion Hall during Hilary and Trinity term and is Professor of German at Georgetown. While at Campion Hall he completed a study of economics themes in a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers’ (Mercantilist Treasure, Capitalist Circulation, and Gender Distinctions in the Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tale Hänsel und Gretel) and worked on a larger project on meanings of work in nineteenth century German and Austrian literature. He also prepared a conference on the same topic which will be held at Georgetown in 2016. In the summer, Peter will direct and teach a summer school session for Georgetown University at the Universität Trier, including a social service colloquium in collaboration with a half-way house for person in need of psychological support run by the Caritas Verband Trier. This university is an Affiliated Faculty of Georgetown and part of the Program in Film and Media Studies; Peter is the Director of the 2015 Summer-in-Trier Program.