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David S. Groiser, M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)
Associate Professor of German, Fellow of Brasenose College


David Groiser's research interests are in the field of German writing since the Enlightenment, with particular focus on modern German thought, German-Jewish culture, and critical theory.


German language and literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century; German-Jewish culture since the Enlightenment; Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist; Nietzsche, Rilke; Kafka; Thomas Mann.


Martin Buber, Mythos und Mystik. Frühe religionswissenschaftliche Schriften (Gütersloh, 2013)

Martin Buber, Ekstatische Konfessionen (Gütersloh, 2012)

'Repetition and Renewal: Kierkegaard, Rosenzweig and the German-Jewish Renaissance', in Die Gegenwärtigkeit des deutsch-jüdischen Denkens, hrsg. von Julia Matveev und Ashraf Noor (Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2011), S. 265-301

'"Aber wie soll ich denn aus dem Jiddischen übersetzen?": Gershom Scholem and the Problem of Translating Yiddish', Naharaim, 1/2 (2007), 260-97

'Translating Yiddish – Martin Buber and David Pinski', in: The Yiddish Prescence in European Literature: Inspiration and Interaction. Selected Papers arising from the Fourth and Fifth Mendel Friedman Conferences in Yiddish, ed. by Joseph Sherman and Ritchie Robertson (Oxford: Legenda, 2005), pp. 45-71

'Jewish Law and Tradition in the Early Work of Erich Fromm', in: The Early Frankfurt School and Religion, ed. Margarete Kohlenbach and Raymond Geuss (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 128-44 (notes pp. 209-12)

'The Origins of Hannah Arendt', Patterns of Prejudice 31:4 (1997), 61-82