Veronica Rose Curran

Ph.D. Student

Office Hours

Spring 2018: Mon 12-2 in OH312


I hold a B.A. Honours (2012) in German and Early Modern Studies from the University of King's College, Halifax and an M.A. (2015) in German from Dalhousie University. I spent the 2012-2013 academic year in Hessen, Germany with the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst as an English teaching assistant in a German-speaking Gymnasium. I also spent two summers (2013 and 2014) studying as an exchange student at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. My research interest involves the development of German theater. I am particularly interested in the Sturm und Drang period writers in the 1770s and the developments leading up to Georg Büchner's career in the 1830s. Within the area of theater studies and German literature, I am interested in the development of discussions of morality and questions of genre, such as the classic distinctions of "comedy" and "tragedy".

Publications and Conferences

  • “Aestheticism and Ethics, Friends or Foes? A discussion of the role of morality in Robert Musil’s Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß” · Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Conference. Ryerson University. May 30, 2017
  • “Novalis and the Jena Romantics” Early Modern Studies Conference. University of King’s College 2014
  • “Neoclassicism and 18th Century Opera Reform.” Babel. Vol. 10. Halifax: University of King’s College 2011


  • Faculty of Arts and Science Top Fellowship: University of Toronto 2016
  • SSHRC: Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 2014
  • SSHRC: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s 2013/2014