Catherine Toal

Prof. Dr. Catherine Toal is Dean of Bard College Berlin. She received her PhD from Harvard University, where her dissertation was awarded the University's prizes in Nineteenth-Century Literature and American Literature. She has held a Junior Research Fellowship at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. Her research and teaching interests encompass nineteenth-century French, English, American and German literature, and literary and critical theory. In 2016, her book The Entrapments of Form: Cruelty and Modern Literature, was published by Fordham University Press, and received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundationís Modern Language Initiative. Her work has also appeared in the journals Comparative Literature, Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Journal of European Studies.