The Department of Anglophone Studies sadly announces that our long-time colleague PD Dr. Wolfgang Werth
succumbed to his illness on Saturday, August 6, 2011. We will miss a dear and learned colleague and teacher.

Courses Taught at the UDE


  • Pillars of American Fiction: From Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe to Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Henry James and Others
  • Beyond America and Great Britain: Literature from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, India and Elsewhere
  • The Postmodern Tradition in American Fiction - from Nabokov to Pynchon and DeLillo
  • Literature of Dissent in the United States - Writing against the American Dream


  • Understanding Modern Poetry: Eliot, Stevens, Williams, Doolittle, Moore, Pound and Others
  • "The Rupture of Poetry": Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell