Christian Clement

Associate Professor, German & Russian

3106 JFSB

801-422-5227

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

Teaching focus: German Cultural History (GERM 330), Literary Theory (GERM 343) and Writing about Literature (GERM 340).

My teaching emphasizes the development of individuality, multiperspectivity, and awareness of the Self and Other by practicing and encouraging critical thinking skills, development of consciousness, and self-directed learning. I believe the goal of higher education lies not in providing answers, but in helping students to find joy and purpose in ambiguity and uncertainty.

Research

Research interest: the intersections between science, art, and spirituality in German literature, culture, and philosophy. Particular focus of publications: Rudolf Steiner (Critical Edition), philosophical foundations of Anthroposophy, Initiation Drama, anthroposophically oriented Hermeneutics.

Selected Publications

BOOKS:

  • The birth of Modern Mystery Drama out of the Spirit of Weimar Classicism. Berlin 2006.
  • Rudolf Steiner: Writings – Critical Edition (currently 9 volumes). Stuttgart 2013 ff.
  • Literature and Apocalypse: Perspectives of an Anthroposophically Oriented Approach to Textual Hermeneutics. Würzburg 2020.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • “Weimar Classicism and Modern Spiritual Drama: Rudolf Steiner’s Theatre of Spiritual Realism”, in: David Gallagher (ed.): Weimar Classicism, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press (2010), 135-154.
  • „Das Ich in der Erkenntnis – Rudolf Steiner und Rene Descartes“, in: Thomas Kracht (ed.) Erkennen und Wirklichkeit. Zum Studium der «Philosophie der Freiheit» Rudolf Steiners. Stuttgart 2001, 261-294.

ARTICLES:

  • „Die bewusstseinsphilosophische Grundlegung der Anthroposophie: Rudolf Steiners Schriften zur »Mystik« und zum »Christentum« in textkritischer Beleuchtung“. Archivmagazin 2 (Dec. 2013).
  • „Von Patmos nach Bayreuth“: Apokalyptik und Androgynität in Richard Wagners ‘Parsifal. Seminar 49.1. (Feb. 2013), 68-90.
  • „Apokalyptik als Reflexionsfläche ästhetischer Theorie bei Andreas Gryphius am Beispiel der Catharina von Georgien“. Monatshefte. Vol. 103.4 (Winter 2011), 1-15.
  • “Offenbares Geheimnis oder Geheime Offenbarung: Apokalyptisches in Goethes Märchen.“ Goethe Yearbook, 17 (2010), 239-257.
  • Clement, Christian, „Märchen und Apokalypse.“ New German Review, 22 (2010), 27-41.
  • “’Die alte Welt muss stürzen’ – Berlin Alexanderplatz als moderne Apokalypse“. ELS Jahrbuch zur klassischen Moderne, IV (2010), 173-188.

Service

Focus of my scholarly service activities is the furthering of scholarly work on Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy. I regularly attend and organize panels on this topic at international conferences, and I am the editor of the international peer reviewed journal “Steiner Studies”.

Citizenship assignments

Member of the College of Humanities Award Committee (2019 – present)

Member of the European Studies Committee (2018 – present)

Coordinator for Invited Speakers in the Department of German and Russian (2012 – present)

Professional Website

https://byu.academia.edu/ChristianClement, https://www.steinerkritischeausgabe.com/ , https://steiner-studies.com/