Dr. Jacob Hovind

Associate Professor


Contact Information

LA 4338


B.A., University of Minnesota, 2004
Ph.D., Emory University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

European Literature
Literary Theory
Comparative Literary History


Jacob Hovind teaches courses in European literature (especially British, French and German), literary theory, and comparative literary history. He has published articles and presented conference papers on a wide range of figures, including Erich Auerbach, Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot, Ingeborg Bachmann, Henry James, Muriel Spark, and Alice Munro. He is currently completing his first book, Becoming Literary: The Life of Character in the Language of Modernism, which explores the ontology of literary character, particularly in the writers of European modernism. His current research interests include representations of personhood from antique literature to the present, as well as the origins and legacies of the modernist epiphany.