Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences
Frank Bergmann, Ph.D.
Professor of English/German
Office: 255 White Hall
Frank Bergmann (Dr. phil., Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen) first came to this country as a Fulbright scholar from Germany. He joined the college in 1969 and is currently professor of English and German. He has received the college's distinguished teaching award and the college's distinguished research award.
Mr. Bergmann believes in careful reading and writing; in learning something about history; and in cultivating curiosity, courtesy, and common sense. He teaches and researches American literature, with an emphasis on upstate New York, and world literature, with an emphasis on the fairy tale; he also teaches German 101-102 and, when needed, 201-202.
He likes Mozart, soccer, gardening, and Kaesspaetzle (South German cheese-and-onion pasta).
Dr. Bergmann's recent publications are on the German reception of James Fenimore Cooper (http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/articles/other/2008other-bergmann.html), on Walter D. Edmonds, and on Arthur Miller.
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