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Erica Weitzman

Translator, Albanian
Erica Weitzman teaches in the Department of German at Northwestern University. Her writing has appeared in 6×6, The Brooklyn Rail, Ars, and the anthology Cabin Fever. She is also the translator of Dreaming Escape (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Albanian poet Valentina Saraçini. Her book Irony’s Antics: Walser, Kafka, Roth and the German Comic Tradition (Northwestern University Press, 2015) explores the crucial but largely neglected role of the comic and its relation to irony in German-language literature from the Romantic era to the early twentieth century, through an examination of the works of Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, and Joseph Roth, and theories of comedy in Freud, Hegel, and others. (Photo credit: image courtesy of Department of German)