Stephanie A. Glaser





General and Comparative Literature


Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Stephanie A. Glaser is a specialist in the history and reception of the Gothic cathedral in the modern period. She has published and lectured widely on the representation of Gothic architecture in literature, the visual arts, and music. In her teaching and research she emphasizes interdisciplinary, intercultural, and intermedial approaches and comparisons. She earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her dissertation received the prestigious Charles Bernheimer prize. She holds a B. A. from Northwestern University, an M. A. from the University of Chicago, and a DEA from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3. She was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals at the University of Copenhagen and has also taught at the universities of Paris X-Nanterre, Saarbrücken, Lund, and Cologne. She currently lectures in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Ruhr-University Bochum. She has edited The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period (Brepols, 2018), Media Inter Media (Rodopi, 2009), and with Mette B. Bruun she co-edited Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages (Brepols, 2008).